Face-Off: Did DeAnna Pappas Make the Right Decision?

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Jesse Csincsak. Jason Mesnick. The stunning Bachelorette finale last night, in which Jesse was chosen over Jason by the lovely DeAnna Pappas, has sparked massive reader responses - and is the subject of this afternoon's Face-Off ...


YES by mischalova

Kids can be awfully cute (see Rossdale, Kingston). But they can also create enormous amounts of pressure, causing certain third basemen to stray from marriage and have sex with exotic dancers named Candice Houlihan.

This is relevant to Deanna Pappas' decision to choose Jesse Csincsak over Jason Mesnick because the latter Bachelorette contender has a child. While this may endear him to many readers, it was an obvious turn-off to Deanna.

And isn't it her right to make that decision for herself, people?

Following her heart-wrenching, public rejection by Brad Womack, Deanna was still willing to put herself out there, still willing to open herself up to America in her quest for a soul mate. That takes guts.

Know what else takes guts? Earning a living as a professional snowboarder, the field chosen by Jesse Csincsak. It's an industry ripe with potential injury, yet not with a guaranteed monthly paycheck.

Sounds a lot like reality television star, doesn't it?

So instead of questioning Deanna Pappas' selection of Jesse, I'm here to praise it. Let's just hope one can avoid pain on the slopes of Colorado, while the other can avoid further pain in her heart.

NO by Free Britney

This celebrity gossip blogger's heart ached for Jason Mesnick last night.

After a full season of saying she wanted to settle down with a mature man with strong family values, with the goal of having children, DeAnna Pappas pulled a 180 at the last second and rejected the perfect candidate.

In his place, D got engaged to an awkward snowboarder.

Despite no discernible chemistry with Jesse Csincask, DeAnna Pappas let the right choice go in Jason Mesnick - a classy, sincere businessman from Seattle who - as we saw - has the right priorities and is great with kids.

The stark contrast in maturity was evident when the guys picked out rings for DeAnna (nice product placement BTW, Bachelorette). Jason was confident and collected. Jesse was about to puke at the prospect of "forever."

This is the guy she's supposedly marrying?

In the end, perhaps DeAnna Pappas just got cold feet. Maybe she was more in love with newfound fame and freedom than she is with Jesse, and couldn't bear the thought of settling down with the sure bet. At least not yet.

Collateral damage: A nice guy finishing last yet again.

Did DeAnna Pappas make the right move getting engaged to Jesse Csincsak (left) on The Bachelorette - or was Jason Mesnick the better option?


I think Deann picked the wrong one. I think Jeremy was truly in love with her and she did in fact lead him on. I hope he is the next Bachelor. Most of my friends here in Canada agree Jeremy should be the next bachelor.


Jesse is so HOT!! What are you all talking about money! Jesse is a total $$$$$$$$!!! Has anyone read anything about him!!He has major endorsements!! He is one smart man! He and Deanna are laughing all the way to the bank! I am seriously jealous of Deanna! I wish I was still 26 and riding on his back down the slops!!! Life is too short to be marrying a stiff lawyer or someone that already has a kid!! She has a good couple of years before they need to settle down!! HAVE FUN!!


I have have one question do they have sex on the fancy dates? I am just bothered by the fact that they possibely have sex with 3 diffrent people in 3 nights


Maybe we should consider what's up with the divorce rate in the US. Perhaps all of the going for $$ and stability isn't getting it, huh? The term settling down makes me want to barf! Settling down is getting fat and watching videos when you have no heart connection and you're working to get the bills from all your acuumulated crap paid. I say go for the love! Go for the adventure in life. Jesse has a non profit, he's an amazing athlete and seems to be a genuine person who is willing to take risks in the world. I dig his look and his presence. There are many kinds of sweaty palms...some sweat for money and some for love. Damn! Give me the love soaked sweaty palms any day--they make the ordinary extra--ordinary!! Best to all the people who put their hearts out there for love and for the sake of my intertainment, I really appreciaite it on a very personal level, you all rock!


i don't see any connections between D and Jesse. D is a material girl (no doubt), she was completely pissed (even spit F word after being dumped by womack). she likes to arguing, demanding men's around, she is so fake. all she agreed to be on the show was to revenge, act (her eyes blinks blinks blinks blinks.... my gosh, so annoying). since when Jesse stood out? he was the one always preparing to be sent home in almost every episode. i don't see chemistry, connection in between them the entire show (well, they kissed, that was for the show, that's all!!!.... and BTW, i can't find Jesse's lips, help!!!). look at the way he dresses himself, i just want to pewk....... Jason and Jeremy aaannnnnd Graham, YOU ARE LUCKY THAT NO HAVING TO DEAL WITH A PHONY Bixxx! ABC should pay me to watch the next episode. Love! L


Jesse was a great choice-he seemed so much more real. Jason was nice too, but he turned me off when he was so heavily brown nosing Deanna's family. I could sense a little bit of phoney baloney. Anyone think her dad is an arrogant jerk?


I felt like ABC did us a nifty "bait and switch" with this show. I think they love all of the attention that this season of the show is generating...I think I can hear the marketing department wheezing with delight over all of the internet and news buzz that is out there. I'm posting, and I never post to anything... I think that they deliberately withheld scenes that would clue the audience as to what her choice would be--that is called "building to a dramatic climax." Unfortunately, DeAnna did say all along what she wanted; stability, marriage, family, etc. and changed her mind utterly--her prerogative of course--but I bought the Jason relationship from day one. Sadly, so did he...but that is the name of the game. You pay your money and take your chances. My daughter and I watched all the episodes together, and ultimately think that indeed, we were all played in the name of ratings.


ugh i was so disappointed with the final rose ceremony.
i picked jason from the very beginning. jason was so open and was there for the right reasons. he has his life in order and is such a gentleman. i seriously don't think i will watch another season. i am still shocked at the choice deanna made. i truly think it was a quick decision and one she is going to regret. sorry deanna
best of luck jason and please know that
any girl would be lucky to have you as their husband!!!
ty is adorable too!! Lisa


I was hoping that deanna would pick jason but even if she picked jesse its her choice. if deanna and jesse last great if they don't well then its her fault. i hope ABC will pick either jeremy or jason to be the next bachelor. girls money or good looks don't make up a good marriage(even though we hope the man we marry has a job to care for you(like giving you money to go shopping). jesse probably makes deanna feel happy if he does well she made the right choice. if he doesn't its her fault for looking for a mr. fun kind of guy
anyways best wishes to deanna and jesse


I was totally hoping she would pick jason! i think he was just a terriffic guy and could please deanna. who knows maybe jesse and deanna will be able to make it through though. i also at the beginning of the show was rooting for jeremy, but sorry girls i thought he was too boring and didn't have much of a outgoing personality. but he was a really good guy. i'm hoping abc will either choose jason or jeremy for the next bachelor!

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DeAnna Pappas Biography

Brad Womack, DeAnna Pappas
DeAnna Pappas is a former contestant on The Bachelor. She made it all the way to the final two on the show, only to be dissed - and... More »
Newnan, Georgia
Full Name
DeAnna Pappas

DeAnna Pappas Quotes

DeAnna Pappas [on Trista Rehn]: She’s like the poster child for The Bachelorette. She gave me some pretty good advice: Follow my heart and be true to myself. I can only hope to have a successful relationship like she has.

I’m thankful that he didn’t propose to me. Everything happens for a reason and I’m where I am today because of all of that and I’m very happy for that.

DeAnna Pappas