Jason Mesnick Named New Star of The Bachelor

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Jason Mesnick is hoping he is luckier in love with a crop of females on the upcoming season of The Bachelor than he had with Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas, who rejected his marriage proposal on the finale last season.

ABC announced Wednesday that Mesnick, who has already won the hearts of millions, will star in the 13th season of The Bachelor in January.

An account executive in estate and legacy planning who divorced two years ago, he is the single father of an adorable 3-year-old son, Ty.

Jason Mesnick lives in Kirkland, Washington.

Jason Mesnick: The Bachelor!

Jason Mesnick will get a second shot at reality TV love!

DeAnna Pappas surprised many by choosing snowboarder Jesse Csincsak in the finale. Both 26, they have set a wedding date of May 9, 2009.

Others rumored to be the next star of The Bachelor where fellow Pappas castoffs Graham Bunn and Jeremy Anderson, as well as JT Torregiani.

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The Bachelor Quotes

There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

It was a fairytale proposal like I’ve always dreamed about. I forgot that there [were] cameras around. In that moment, it was just Matt and I and it was the most amazing moment of my entire life.

Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]