Bachelor star Jake Pavelka was eliminated early in this season of Dancing With the Stars, but he made a triumphant return during last night's finale dancing a beautiful waltz with fiancé Vienna Girardi. "It was incredible, " Jake told In Touch after the performance. "I really enjoyed dancing with Chelsie [Hightower], but getting to dance with my fiancé took the cake."
Chelsie gave Vienna a high score. "She did an amazing job," said the pro dancer. "She looked like a natural out there." Especially since she only had a week to practice! "I was absolutely nervous," Vienna told In Touch. "I kept saying, 'I'm not ready yet, I haven't had enough rehearsal, I can't do this.'" Luckily, Jake had some words of encouragement. "He said, 'When you get out there, pretend the audience isn't there,'" Vienna said. "'Focus on me and on having fun.' And that's what I did - I had fun with it."
The next time this couple waltzes, they could be man and wife - they've been engaged seven months, so lots of plans are already afoot. "I found my shoes," Vienna revealed. "They are Jimmy Choos with crystals all over them. I came home the other day and said, 'I know there is no date or place, but I have the shoes.' That is literally the first step!"
The couple also insist there are two things that won't be part of the big day: roses and the Bachelor theme song, "On the Wings of Love." "We love the song," admitted Vienna, "but we have danced to it enough. This is the second finale we have danced to that song!"
And even though she's still got so much to prepare for as a bride, Vienna hasn't ruled out a DWTS turn for herself. "If it was to come, absolutely. We'd discuss it, of course, and make the decision together. They haven't asked, but I am really jealous. I can't believe he got to do this for the last two-and-a-half months - I want to do it. It was a blast," she said.
"Oh my gosh, they took me away from you - now they want to take you away from me?" asked Jake. "It's payback!" Vienna joked.