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Now that the season finale is behind them, The Bachelorette’s DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak can finally step out together as a happy couple.

A happy, engaged couple.

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The pair revealed some of the first details of their wedding planning (save the date, 5/9/09!) in a recent interview with People magazine.

“It’s like this weight off your chest,” Csincsak said night at the Dodgers game in Los Angeles, where DeAnna Pappas threw out the first pitch.

“[During The Bachelorette] she was able to go out and do all the press, but I was just locked in a house, losing my mind [and] wanting to tell all my friends that I was engaged to the hottest woman alive!”

The first time they ventured out together as a couple, DeAnna and Jesse dined at a restaurant where they were immediately recognized.

A star-struck waitress jokingly said they had ruined The Bachelorette's season finale for her since she hadn’t watched it yet.

“I would have never have thought random people would know me,” Jesse Csincsak said of getting recognized by strangers. “It’s a trip and it’s awesome and there’s no one I would rather share it with than [DeAnna Pappas.]”

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Now this gives new meaning to the concept of fantasy baseball.

When DeAnna Pappas gets home to Jesse Csincsak in this adorable Los Angeles Dodgers jersey, it's gonna be batter up... if you know what we mean!

We mean a home run is likely to be hit ... if you know what we're talking about! Only Jesse will pitch and DeAnna will catch. Alright, we're done. Sorry.

The Bachelorette star delivered the first pitch at Dodger Stadium Thursday, before L.A. lost  to Florida and this celebrity gossip blogger dumped starter Chan Ho Park from his fantasy team immediately thereafter. Frickin' loser.

Anyway, here's our girl, looking as awesome as ever ...

DeAnna Pappas brings some heat - on multiple levels!

Follow the jump for a photo of DeAnna Pappas at Dodger Stadium this spring, pitching to the guys on an episode of The Bachelorette ...

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The Bachelorette star DeAnna Pappas and fiance Jesse Csincsak have announced a wedding date of May 9, 2009 - on their new wedding website!

They're totally gonna beat Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas to the altar.

What we're more interested in right now, though, is what to call this new couple. Every good celeb pairing needs its own nickname ...

JeAnna? Desse? Csappas? Papcsak? Something else? Chime in!

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So far, no Bachelor couple has made it to the altar (Bachelorette Trista Sutter has). But the show's latest lovebirds are determined to be first.

There is no wedding date set, she's a total basket case and he already moved out of her apartment in L.A., but a source close to Shayne Lamas (her dad, Lorenzo!) says she and Matt Grant remain on track for a wedding.

Will Matt and Shayne beat this season's newly-engaged Bachelorette stars, DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak, to the altar? For what it's worth, DeAnna and Jesse have already set a date: May 9, 2009. What do you think?

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Who'll wed first: Matt Grant & Shayne Lamas? DeAnna Pappas & Jesse Csincsak?

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Following his stunning ouster Monday night, Jason Mesnick believes DeAnna Pappas altered what she was looking for during The Bachelorette.

"I could say that the one thing that I thought throughout the whole process was if she was ready for what she said she was ready from Day One, [DeAnna Pappas] would have picked me," Jason Mesnick said this week.

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"But if it turned out she wasn't or things changed throughout the process and she wasn't sure if she was ready for the family, then she'd go with [Jesse Csincsak] instead. We saw what she did."

That's exactly what she did.

To the surprise and dismay of some readers, DeAnna Pappas chose Jesse Csincsak over Jason Mesnick (above), a 31-year-old account executive and single father from Kirkland, Wash., during Monday evening's Bachelorette season finale.

"I know more than anybody that people can change and you can learn more about yourself through an experience," Mesnick said.

"Do I think she led me on? I don't know. Maybe a little bit. But I really don't fault her for it at all anymore."

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On the edge of its collective seat, America tuned in to The Bachelorette to see if DeAnna Pappas would make the obvious choice in Jason Mesnick.

Instead, she opted for Jesse Csincsak.

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Many fans believe DeAnna Pappas' decision was the wrong one, but it matters little at this point, as the laid-back snowboarder from Colorado ultimately won the heart of the Southern belle famously rejected by Brad Womack.

Yesterday, in the aftermath of the stunning season finale, the engaged DeAnna and Jesse (save the date - 5/9/09!) spoke to Entertainment Weekly ...

EW: What was your favorite moment of the show?
DeAnna Pappas: My engagement!
Jesse Csincsak: The second I proposed and she looked at me and said yes and I knew that I was going to spend the rest of my life with this woman.

EW: People always say big moments in life, like engagements, are often remembered as a blur. Any one thing that sticks out?
DeAnna Pappas: My favorite about that entire moment when he proposed to me is that nothing else around us mattered. Even though there were cameras everywhere, crew, producers, nothing else mattered. It felt like it was just the two of us.
Jesse Csincsak: Something that stands out to me that's funny is at the very end of last night's show when she goes, "I can't believe I am marrying the guy with the pink shoelaces!" That cracks me up.

EW: Now that the circus is over, what's on the agenda?
DeAnna Pappas: I think we're just focused on doing the normal stuff. We want to go to dinner, and we're dying just to go grocery shopping together. We just want to be in public together.

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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 ...

DID DEANNA PAPPAS CHOOSE THE BEST MAN IN JESSE CSINCSAK?

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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.

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On the season finale of The Bachelorette, DeAnna Pappas shocked America (and Jason Mesnick) by getting engaged to Jesse Csincsak.

Devastated and shell-shocked after his rejection, Jason headed home in his limo alone as DeAnna met Jesse at the final rose ceremony.

Jesse proceeded to get down on one knee to ask DeAnna if she would like to spend forever with him and our girl happily accepted.

DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak announced on the post-show special of The Bachelorette that they are engaged and will get married May 9, 2009.

We don't think Jason Mesnick will be invited.

After the show, Jason had the chance to confront DeAnna for the first time since the fourth season of the show ended. The awesome single dad from Washington State said that he is, without a doubt, still in love with her.

Follow the jump for photos of DeAnna Pappas, Jason Mesnick and Jesse Csincsak from last night, as well as a video of Jesse's proposal ...

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Nice guys really do finish last.

In a bit of a stunner tonight on The Bachelorette, DeAnna Pappas rejected wonderful single dad Jason Mesnik - the superior candidate by almost any measure - instead opting for goofy "professional snowboarder" Jesse Csincsak (pictured).

In typical Bachelorette fashion, viewers were led to believe Jason Mesnick - a loving father to three-year-old Ty and a grounded businessman from Washington - had it locked up, outshining his competition throughout and charming her family.

But it was Jesse Csincsak who DeAnna Pappas chose - and is engaged to.

Did DeAnna Pappas make the right call with Jesse Csincsak?

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DeAnna Pappas said she loves surprises, and she's got a big one coming our way Monday night on the finale of The Bachelorette.

After Brad Womack rejected both DeAnna and Jenni Croft on the 11th season of The Bachelor, and Kristy Morgan just won A Shot at Love - only to turn around and spurn Tila Tequila - what reality TV stunner is in store now?

Rumors are flying that she's going to get engaged to BOTH Jason Mesnik and Jesse Csincsak and join the FLDS cult in Eldorado, Texas.

Just kidding.

"This is a good surprise," the beautiful DeAnna Pappas said, describing herself as "very happy, in love and engaged."

"This is a happy ending, and a good surprise. I don't want anyone to know because I want everyone to watch. When you see the final episode, you're going to laugh and you're going to cry. It's just a beautiful episode."

Pappas said it's been "almost three months" since The Bachelorette finale filmed and she chose between Washington single father Jason Mesnick (top), 31, and Jesse Csincsak, 25, a professional snowboarder from Colorado.

DeAnna describes Mesnick and Csincsak as "two totally different people," and said she's a "different person when I'm with each one of them."

Continue reading this interview with DeAnna here.

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 »
Birthplace
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.

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