Most of the time I do not begrudge anyone who wants to try and extend their 15 minutes of fame or try to earn a living doing reality television. It is your life, the economy is never going to get better and if someone is willing to pay you to be on television, then go for it. Most of the time the people doing this have no other sources of income and were trying to be actors or singers or in the business anyway.
That all goes out the window with this Jake Pavelka guy. Not only is not he being honest with himself, but that is an entirely different subject for a different time, the guy had/has a real job as an airline pilot. He was already making six figures a year in a job that is coveted and tough to get. The only reason he is doing any of this is because he likes being famous. The trouble is he is not good at it. Most people given this many opportunities would have stuck by now. He has not because no one really likes him and can smell the desperation a mile away.
The picture above is from his first date with Jackie Gordon for Bachelor Pad. To really hammer home those ABC/Disney connections they went to El Capitan which is owned by Disney and saw a Disney movie and then probably went and had dome food at the ice cream place next door also owned by Disney. To end the night, they each had Mickey's face tattooed to their chests in honor of him continuing to give them a weekly paycheck when most people would have to actually do something to make money.