By Kristen Baldwin
Updated June 09, 2011 at 07:02 PM EDT

ABC has confirmed the worst-kept secret in guilty pleasure reality TV casting: former Bachelor Jake Pavelka will be competing for 15 more minutes of fame (and $250,000) when Bachelor Pad returns for season 2 on August 8. Click through to see the pilot-turned-reality TV fixture in action on the season’s first date.


Last night Jake took Jackie Gordon (from season 15 of The Bachelor) out on the town for a romantic (maybe?) dinner date at LA’s El Capitan theater. While Jackie didn’t make the final cut with her season’s Bachelor, Brad Womack, perhaps she and the square-jawed pilot will have more to talk about. (Actually, she’d probably have more to talk about with a bowl of pudding… but I digress.) ABC has yet to announce the remaining cast members on Bachelor Pad, but if all the rumors are true that Jake’s former fiancée Vienna and her new boyfriend Kasey (a.k.a. “guard and protect your heart” tattoo guy) have signed on, then it’s definitely going to be the most train-wrecky dramatic season… ever!