Vienna Girardi is best known to television audiences as the vivacious fun-loving woman who captured Jake Pavelka's heart on Season 14 of The Bachelor: On The Wings Of Love.
"I wanted to fall in love and find my soul mate and I believe fate is what guides me."
From an early age, Vienna wanted to see the World. Dreams do come true, and Vienna is now putting her effervescent personality to work by grasping every opportunity she can. She has co-hosting the Dish, appeared on The Soup, corresponded for Extra at DWTS and hosted the top celebrity faux paus of 2010 on E! Bachelor Pad on ABC, where her relationship was tested and hearts were broken. She is currently on VH1s Couples Therapy. She said that the show , made her open her eyes to the important things in life and in a relationship; coming home to her highschool sweetheart during the finally.
Born and raised in Geneva, Florida, Vienna was an imaginative child, who thrived on exploration and playing in the outdoors. Growing up with parents that had separated and later each re-married, she always considered herself blessed to have not one, but two families that were close and cared for her so much. Though she came from a modest upbringing, her family was rich in love and her father worked tirelessly to provide the family with everything that he had gone without. She credits her father Vinnie with instilling the importance of being gracious and having an appreciation for all blessings. Family has always been the most important part of Vienna's life and she can always count on her family to be her biggest supporters. Her family often reminds her that, "Life is only as good as you make it," a motto she tries to live by.
"My dad taught me to respect and appreciate life. He always pushed me to try my best and to never give up when things got hard. He calls me every day to remind me that he is proud of me. I hope to one day be as wonderful of a parent as my dad was to me," says Vienna.
Vienna was granted a full scholarship to the school of her choice and graduated a Kappa Delta from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Interpersonal Organizational Communications and a minor in Psychology. Though she achieved a solid foundation with her education, she was excited to learn that her stepmother Lisa had nominated her to be a candidate for The Bachelor. In the spirit of her adventurous nature, she embraced the opportunity to do something new and spontaneous. Vienna was hopeful that the show would lead her to love, as well as opened doors to many opportunities. Through the last year not only has she explored the world, opened doors she never new existed but has matured into a beautiful women right in front of our eyes.
Vienna speaks to young women and girls about the importance of making good choices at a young age. She continues to support The Hope Foundation, charitable organizations that she became involved with while in College. She currently attends numerous charitable benefits, including hosting the Pre- Emmy Cancer benefit for Give Back Hollywood along with hosting her own events to help cancer Survivors. After her very disgusting breakup on ABC she has also began working and speaking with women in abusive relationships and the importance of getting away. Never settle for something less then everything you deserve, Everyone deserve to be loved, to give love and to have that person in their life that makes them want to be the best them they can be.
Vienna is currently residing in Orlando, Florida where she just opened her Vixen/ Villain Boutique with her highschool sweetheart. They are now buying their first home and happily enjoying life together again. Vienna has decided to become one of our celebrity match makers because of after 3 years of The Bachelor, couples therapy and being in the most difficult relationship (that being one in the public eye) she finally had found her soulmate; who was there all along. She now wants to help others find that special person and use everything she has gone through good and bad as experience to help others. Having everything in the world means nothing if you don't have someone special to share it with.