I have not watched the last Bachelor show but I could not help myself noticing the tabloids on the front pages of every magazine: “Jake Pavelka picked the bad girl!“, ” Jake Pavelka cheats on his fiancee“, “Jake Pavelka will be dancing with the Stars!“. I did some quick research on the origin of his last name and my suspicion was confirmed. The name is definitely of a Czech origin ( I could not find any specific details on what side of his parents is actually Czech though).
I knew for sure that his last name is Czech/Slovak but I wanted to find out more. This 2010 Olympic champion AND the 2009 World champion was born in 1985 in Chicago, IL (Chicago has a huge Czech heritage, indeed). Lysacek turns out to be of an Italian and Czech descent – his great-grandfather František Lysáček, emigrated from Czechoslovakia to Chicago in 1925.
Pretty cool, huh?! A Czech great-grand father is responsible for a birth of one of the greatest ice-skating champions of all times and and some other Czech dude gave life to the current tabloid Casanova ;0)
CZ: Doufam, ze vas potesi, ze dve americke celebrity maji ceske predky! Jedna se o mladika Jakea Pavelku (posledni Kasanova ze zname show Millionaire) a veleznamou krasobruslarskou olympijskou hvezdu Evana Lysacka. O Pavelkovi a jeho ceskych/slovenskych predcich jsem nic nenasla (on zase takova obrovska celebrita neni). Ale o Evanovi Lysackovi jsem na Wikipedii nasla, ze jeho pra-pradedecek emigroval z Cech do Chicaga v roce 1925. To je, co?If you liked this post buy me a coffee! (Suggested:$3 a latte $8 for a pound) Thanks!