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?

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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