Bachelor’s Tenley Still Stumped by Jake’s No “Connection” Remark


Bachelor runner-up Tenley Molzahn is still stumped why Jake Pavelka told her they had no connection before dumping her for Vienna Girardi on Monday's finale.

"I don't know what he was talking about," Molzahn, 25, says on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday. "He even told me we had such an incredible connection. When he kissed me, he felt like he was riding on a treadmill. There were so many moments that you didn't even see that were so magical and alive and exciting and fun. I don't know – we kissed a lot. I love kissing."

She said she feels her flirty side never came out in front of Pavelka, 32.

"I'm a very playful person and I don't know that Jake got to see me in all those moments because it was so important to me that I could challenge him and take him to that emotional level and build that emotional foundation first," she says. "But we saw that Jake likes that physical level taken care of first … so it's ok."

In the end, she said she and Girardi, 23, are "very different" and had "completely different relationships" with Pavelka, who "just had to pick which one was the one that he wanted to live with for the rest of his life … the one he wanted to marry."

Molzahn has a message for any Dancing With the Stars contestants who might get injured: She's available as a replacement.

"The most brilliant idea would be to be [Jake's] competition," she says. "If anything happens, I'll step in there right away."

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