Pavelka, 31, was chosen over fellow finalists Kiptyn Locke and Reid Rosenthal to be the next Bachelor. A TVGuide.com poll showed that 64 percent of more than 2,500 voters agreed with ABC's decision.
After being rejected by Jillian Harris on last season's The Bachelorette, Pavelka is ready to prove that nice guys don't always finish last and that, yes, it's possible to find love on a reality show.
The new season will be the first broadcast in high-definition television.
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