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Mar 5, 2012 14

Exclusive: Bachelor Pad 2 Winner Holly Durst Plans Honeymoon in St. Lucia with Fiancé Blake Julian

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Exclusive: Bachelor Pad 2 Winner Holly Durst Plans Honeymoon in St. Lucia with Fiancé Blake Julian
Blake Julian and Holly Durst. Photo courtesy of Durst.

By Lori Bizzoco

This summer, former Bachelor Pad reality stars Holly Durst and Blake Julian will have an intimate wedding in South Carolina and set off to the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Lucia for a romantic, one-week honeymoon.

“Blake is everything I’ve been looking for,” Holly gushed.  “I liked him from the moment that I met him and I couldn’t deny that.  We have the best chemistry together.”

Related: Bachelor Pad 2 Recap: Blake Julian Gives Holly Durst a Rose

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Dec 8, 2011 2

Michael Stagliano Taps into ‘Bachelor Pad’ Winnings

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Michael Stagliano Taps into ‘Bachelor Pad’ Winnings
Michael Stagliano. Photo: ABC

It looks like Bachelor Pad alum Michael Stagliano has finally tapped into his winnings from the show, as he recently indulged in a getaway.  The reality star vacationed in Mexico where he spent a week at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto.  During his time there he enjoyed kayaking, paddle boarding and playing golf.  He even displayed some holiday spirit by helping to decorate the resort’s Christmas tree and gingerbread house.  There’s nothing like some R&R in the sun coupled with seasonal merriment!

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Oct 12, 2011 19

‘Bachelor Pad 2’ Winner: Michael Stagliano says “I’ve Never Been Happier”

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Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor Pad 2’ Winner: Michael Stagliano says “I’ve Never Been Happier”
Michael Stagliano. Photo: ABC

By Lori Bizzoco and Melissa Caballero

It was exactly one month ago today that Michael Stagliano and his ex-fiance, Holly Durst had their victory win on the season finale of ABC’s ‘Bachelor Pad 2.’  Despite the uncomfortable (and surprising) public announcement on the show that Holly was engaged to contestant Blake Julian, Michael took the high road and chose to share the winnings with her.  But now, that’s all behind him and it’s his turn to smile.  “Right now my job, my music and my life outside the Bachelor Pad are good.  I’ve never been happier,” he says.

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Sep 17, 2011 16

He Said/She Said: Natalie Getz and David Good Discuss Bachelor Pad 2’s Season Finale

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Cupid's Pulse Article: He Said/She Said: Natalie Getz and David Good Discuss Bachelor Pad 2’s Season Finale
Holly Durst and Michael Stagliano. Photo: ABC

This dramatic season of Bachelor Pad 2 has finally come to an end. In this week’s episode, the contenders performed with Cirque de Soleil’s Ka, Blake proposed to Holly, the winners were declared and the next Bachelor was announced. We had a chance to chat with our Bachelor Pad 2 experts, David Good and Natalie Getz, to see what their thoughts were about the season finale.

Kasey and Vienna did quite well in the final challenge, but ultimately didn’t get a chance to compete for the final prize. What are your closing thoughts on how they chose to play the game? Do you think they will remain together long-term?

He said: I think they played the game great! People can dislike them as a couple but they still controlled the whole show till the end. As far as a couple, I wish them the best but I don’t see it working out from what we got to see of them on TV.
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Sep 16, 2011 0

Bachelor Pad’s Michael Stagliano Reacts to Ex-Fiance Holly’s Engagement to Blake

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Bachelor Pad’s Michael Stagliano Reacts to Ex-Fiance Holly’s Engagement to Blake
Holly Durst and Michael Stagliano. Photo: Greg Zabilski/ABC

Michael Stagliano, 27, may have won The Bachelor Pad, but he ultimately lost ex-fiance Holly Durst, 28, to fellow contestant Blake Julian.  Durst’s engagement to Julian was revealed to Stagliano on the show’s finale.  Putting that shocking news aside, our jars also dropped when we read the jilted bachelor’s statement to People, which read, “We were engaged and therefore I will always care about and love her so it makes me happy when she is happy.”  Way to take it like a man, Michael.

How do you deal when your ex decides to marry someone else? …On the edge of your seat? Click here for more.

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Aug 31, 2011 2

‘Bachelor Pad 2′ Recap Episode 4: Blake Julian Gives Holly Durst a Rose

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Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor Pad 2′ Recap Episode 4: Blake Julian Gives Holly Durst a Rose
Photo: Greg Zabilski/ABC

With Jake Pavelka eliminated, a new love triangle — involving Blake, Holly and Michael — has emerged on this week’s episode of Bachelor Pad 2. This week’s challenge might have ended some relationships and put a spark on others.

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Aug 24, 2011 4

He Said/She Said: Natalie Getz and David Good Answer Questions about Bachelor Pad 2 Episode 3

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Cupid's Pulse Article: He Said/She Said: Natalie Getz and David Good Answer Questions about Bachelor Pad 2 Episode 3
Photo: Greg Zabilski/ABC

By Jennifer Harrington

Things got pretty crazy in the latest episode of Bachelor Pad 2.  We saw Melissa flip out, Erica make the moves on Jake and a showdown between Kasey and Jake for the final rose.  After the episode, we were left shaking our heads that Mr. Pavelka was actually eliminated, and were anxious to get thoughts about the dramatic episode from David Good and Natalie Getz, winners of Bachelor Pad 1.

Were you surprised the men did better at the synchronized swimming challenge?  What factors were most important to you as you were judging the performances?

He Said: I was a little surprised until after and sat down and thought about it.  Guys in the house on all the shows get along better than the girls do.  The producers always talked to me about the Bachelor and Bachelorette — the guys are typically easy going, whereas the girls tend to be catty and backstabbing to each other.  It’s the same reason most of my guy friends have like 15 good friends and the girls I know have like three or four, at most. This makes it easier for the guys to work together as a team, and it showed.
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Aug 24, 2011 2

‘Bachelor Pad 2’ Recap Episode 3: Jake Pavelka Vs. Kasey Kahl

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Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor Pad 2’ Recap Episode 3: Jake Pavelka Vs. Kasey Kahl
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By Tanni Deb

This week’s episode of Bachelor Pad 2 featured two of our very own, Natalie Getz and David Good. And boy did they make a splash judging the synchronized swimming challenge.

Synchronized Swimming Challenge:

Synchronized swimming is no easy task.  You need rhythm and coordination in order to achieve a great performance. With former cheerleaders and dancers on the girl’s team, your first impression is that the girls would have it in the bag. Guess again! It was a mere foreshadowing when the first two girls in the line-up could not even dive into the pool. Lucky for them, their bright, flowery head caps and matching bathing suits kept us distracted from their lack of grace.  It was a total shocker when Michelle Money planted a big fat kiss on Holly Durst but it helped win her a vote.

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Aug 17, 2011 5

He Said/She Said: David Good and Natalie Getz Share Perspectives on Episode 2 of Bachelor Pad 2

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Cupid's Pulse Article: He Said/She Said: David Good and Natalie Getz Share Perspectives on Episode 2 of Bachelor Pad 2
Ames Brown and Jackie Gordon. Photo: ABC

By Jennifer Harrington

Earlier this week on Bachelor Pad 2, we saw the rules of the game change (the theme of the rose ceremony was “ladies night”), Gia voluntarily say goodbye to her chance to find love and money and Ames and Jackie take off together in the happiest limo ride in Bachelor franchise history. In case you missed the episode, check out our exclusive recap.  As always, following the episode we checked in with Season 1 winners David Good and Natalie Getz to get their take on the drama!

We saw a new side to Blake in this episode (kissing Melissa even though he claimed not to have feelings with her, cozying up to Holly, etc.).  What’s your take on Blake — is what he’s doing a good or bad tactic for winning?
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Aug 16, 2011 5

‘Bachelor Pad 2’ Recap Episode 2: Ames Brown Trumps them All

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Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor Pad 2’ Recap Episode 2: Ames Brown Trumps them All
Ames Brown and Jackie Gordon. Photo: ABC

By Lori Bizzoco

Usually when a former Bachelor or Bachelorette leaves the show voluntarily, like two-time ‘Bachelor Pad’ contestant and swimsuit model, Gia Allemand did last night, it becomes the episode news headliner the next day.  But last night’s storybook ending even knocked out coverage of the attention-seeking love triangle usually reserved for Jake Pavelka, Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl.  It was a scene that leaves us understanding why even bad reality shows are beating out long-standing soap operas.  You can’t make this stuff up!

Last night there were two scenes that made single women everywhere believe in love again.  First was the closing scene with Ivy-League, world-traveling, portfolio manager, Ames Brown.  After he said a heartfelt good-bye to his newfound love and eliminated housemate, Jackie Gordon he turned around to head back towards the house.  What happened next made hearts stop everywhere.  Instead of continuing his walk toward the contestants, Ames slowly stopped, raised his hand and waved good-bye to them.  Giving up the $250,000 prize, he sprinted back towards the limousine with Jackie inside.  That fairy-tale exit trumped everything else on the show and gives romance fanatics a reason to believe that Mr. Right is a possibility, especially if you go after the awkwardly smart, rich guy wearing the hot pink pants. In Ames’ own words, “This is the happiest limo ride in Bachelor history.”
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Aug 9, 2011 3

He Said/She Said: David Good and Natalie Getz Chat about the Season Premiere of Bachelor Pad 2

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Cupid's Pulse Article: He Said/She Said: David Good and Natalie Getz Chat about the Season Premiere of Bachelor Pad 2
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By Jennifer Harrington

On Monday night, we were treated to a three-hour season premiere of Bachelor Pad 2. As promised, we were reunited with some of the most controversial characters in franchise history, including Jake, Vienna, Rated R and Michelle Money. In case you missed the episode, read our recap to get caught up, and check out our inside scoop from the winners of the last season of Bachelor Pad, David Good and Natalie Getz. These two definitely know the game, so we were interested on their take on the first night of action in “the pad”!

Did it surprise you to see Jake confront Kasey so honestly and directly on the first night?  And along those same lines, were you shocked to hear that Jake had so many unresolved feelings regarding Vienna?
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Aug 9, 2011 0

‘Bachelor Pad 2’ Recap Episode 1: Jake Pavelka Gives Vienna Girardi a Rose

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Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor Pad 2’ Recap Episode 1: Jake Pavelka Gives Vienna Girardi a Rose
Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl. Photo: ABC/GREG ZABILSKI

By Lori Bizzoco

Broken engagements, boyfriend stealing and love triangles galore.  Welcome to this summer’s most anticipated show, Bachelor Pad 2.  ABC pulled out all the stops when collecting the current list of castoffs from seasons past.  We watched like animals in heat tonight, glued to the television witnessing one of the most talked about and controversial casts this summer.  Is it a coincidence that all the references noted above point back to one person: Vienna Girardi?  Hmmm, it leaves us wondering if the show would even be worth the three hours it premiered if it wasn’t for her and Jake Pavelka’s drama-induced past.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Vienna and Jake, it’s safe to say that they’ll probably go down in The Bachelor history as the most remembered (not in a good way) contestants.  She won the love and proposal of Bachelor, Jake Pavelka, Season 14 and broke his heart when she sold their break-up story for $90,000, according to reports.  Then, they trashed one another on Primetime television when the relationship ended, and it was so brutal that Vienna stormed out of the interview.  They haven’t talked since that fight took place a year ago.  Now, they’re both back in the house, under the same roof, competing for the $250,000 grand prize.

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