Proving that nice guys always finish last, Jason Mesnick fell short of winning The Bachelorette when DeAnna Pappas somehow chose Jesse Csincsak over him.

Terrible move on her part, although she sort of owned up to it many months later on ... more on that shortly.

Losing out on DeAnna during the heartbreaking season finale of The Bachelorette does not mean he failed to win over millions of American viewers - on the contrary, Jason became the most popular star in the storied history of The Bachelor franchise when he became its star in January 2009.

But, like his Bachelorette finale, Jason's Bachelor turn ended in a bit of controversy after he chose Melissa Rycroft as his mate, then changed his mind and turned to runner-up Molly Malaney on the "After the Final Rose" special.

Jason and Molly got engaged in October 2009. Melissa became a tabloid sensation as a result, but she went on to star on Dancing with the Stars, and we are very happy for Jason and Molly, as she seems very cute and nice.

Jason Mesnick Quotes

All I am missing, really, is someone to share [my life] with. There's no guarantee but 25 girls? I mean it's a real opportunity to find just one.

Jason Mesnick

I haven't dated at all since DeAnna. I wanted to give myself the time to heal so that when I got out there again I was really ready to give whoever I am with the respect and total attention she deserves.

Jason Mesnick