March 2nd, 2010
06:27 AM ET
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The 23-year-old Florida woman defeated Tenley Molzahn to win the 14th season of "The Bachelor." The moment of truth came after nearly two hours of Vienna, Tenley and "Bachelor" Jake Pavelka going on and on about love, having hearts of gold and making tough decisions.
As to why Jake rejected Tenley, Jake said on both the finale and the "After the Final Rose" special that there was something with Tenley that felt forced, and that a "magical spark" that existed between he and Vienna didn't exist with Tenley.
Jake also told host Chris Harrison that Vienna is the best girl for him and, in his words, "everyone needs to trust that." As for the couple's future, Vienna says she's moving to Dallas to be with Jake, who says he's ready for a "new change" in his life. No date has been set for any wedding but, if next week's broadcast of the Jason-Molly wedding is a hit, ABC may be pressuring the two to tie the knot sooner rather than later.
After all was said and done, we were introduced to the next "Bachelorette", who will search for love in May, once Jake and his "Dancing with the Stars" brethren shuffle off the air. This year's Bachelorette is Ali Fedotowsky, who chose work over Jake a few weeks back. Ali, looking like she's dressed for a Belinda Carlisle look-a-like contest, told Chris that she wants to be in love, get married and have kids. What better way to do that than a second tour of duty on a "reality" show?
What did you think of "The Bachelor" finale? Did Jake make the right pick? Will Jake and Vienna get married? What's your thoughts on Ali as the next star of "The Bachelorette"?
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