He is currently 39 years of age. In 2009 he as a contestant in the fifth season of the ABC reality show The Bachelorette. He was eliminated from the competition but was brought back to Bachelorette in its 14th season by the network, American Broadcasting Network. Dancing With the Stars hired Pavelka as one of the celebrity contestants for its 10th season, and he and his partner Chelsie Hightower were the fifth to be eliminated. The pair was eliminated in April 20101.
Pavelka was also one of the contestants on the 2nd season of Bachelor Pad and on the VH1's 2011 reality series Famous Food. In September 2011, he appeared on an episode of The CW's reality show H&R, and in 2014, he appeared on Rachael vs Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. He made a come back to The Bachelorette as a guest on May 23, 2016, with JoJo Fletcher.
Regarding his personal life, he dated Nikki Ferrell, a contestant, and finalist from The Bachelor and people expected she would be his wife but called off their relationship after 7 months of dating.
From 2010-11 he was engaged to Vienna Girardi, and also dated Kristin Chenoweth (2012-13), Ashley Ann Vickers (2011-12) and Meghan Jones in 2010. He is currently not married so to speak.
His nationality and ethnicity are American.
His career change from the airline industry as a pilot to reality TV actor has paid off after appearing in shows such as Dancing With The Stars. His net worth is estimated at $500,000.