The Bachelorette Finale with Deanna Pappas… and the winner is Jesse Csincsak.
UPDATE!!! Read here to see how DeAnna and Jesse are doing now in their after the show interview.
Deanna and Jesse in “After the Rose” show, view post here.
What a shock! Most of us thought Jason Mesnick would win!
The Bachelorette begins with both men, Jesse and Jason saying they are in love with Deanna. Both say they are ready to propose to Deanna tonight.
Jason starts the show saying he feels he has met his “soulmate” in Deanna. He reminisces about how he didn’t expect to fall in love again. After his marriage ended, which he thought would last forever, he didn’t think he’d be lucky enough to fall in love again. The show looks back on Jason’s mother advising him to open up and that love is worth the chance you could get hurt.
Jesse talks of building a strong friendship leading to a relationship. Even though Deanna first didn’t feel attracted to Jesse, she felt a connection growing stronger each time she was with him. Jesse said he is definitely falling in love with Deanna.
The bachelorette, Deanna Pappas, takes Jesse and Jason home to meet her family in Georgia. Deanna speaks about how important it is for her family’s approval of the guy she chooses. Deanna tells her family about Jason and his 3 year-ol-son Ty. And also tells them about Jessie being a snowboarder, and that they probably wouldn’t think he was her type.
Jason arrives to her house first, bringing flowers to Deanna and to the family. Jason meets Greg Pappas, Deanna’s dad, and he lets Jason know he will be grilling Jason to death. Jason tells the family that his wife left him, which is what ended his marriage -and about his 3 year-old-son, Ty. Deanna’s dad expresses concern that Deanna will be moving into an instant family with Jason.
Jason has a private and serious talk with Deanna’s dad. Jason tells Greg, Deanna’s father, that he is in love with his daughter. Jason then asks the father if he can have his permission to propose to Deanna. Deanna’s father tells Jason that Deanna finds him special and that he has his blessing if Deanna chooses him. Greg, Pappas thinks Jason would fit in really well with their family and would be a great pick for his family. Jason leaves and her family tells how much they like him. Deanna says the visit solidified her feeling about Jason.
Now it’s Jesse’s turn to meet the family and he is extremely nervous. Greg, Deanna’s dad says Jason will be hard to beat. And doesn’t seem to think Jesse looks like his daughter’s type. The dad, Greg Pappas wants to know what Jesse will do one day when he is older, and no longer can snowboard. Deanna’s sister asks if Deanna could see herself marrying Jesse and having children with him. Jesse leaves and the family talks about how different the guys are in personality. Greg Pappas tells Deanna that Jason is definitely in love with Deanna, and that Jessie said the same thing but felt it was more “heartfelt” from Jason than it is from Jesse. It is quite obvious that Greg, Deanna’s father, thinks Jason is the best choice for Deanna, even though he knows it is ultimately her decision.
Deanna’s family still feels the hurt Deanna Pappas endured when on The Bachelor, when Brad Womack broke her heart. They want to ensure this doesn’t happen to Deanna again.
Now it’s the second day in Georgia, and Jason, 31, and Jesse, 26, are going to meet Deanna’s extended family. Jesse shows up first to meet her big family. Deanna worries about Jesse being so nervous. Deanna’s dad lets Jesse know they are absolutely going to “grill” him today, jokingly. The doorbell rings and it’s Jason. Deanna says that the guys have no idea they are meeting the family together today. Both men find it a very awkward situation.
Deanna takes her seat on the couch right in the middle of Jessie and Jason. Deanna was obviously very uneasy. Jason says how gut-wrenching it is to see Deanna has feelings for Jessie. Jessie jokes around and teaches the grandparents some cool new handshakes. Jason talks more seriously and tells the grandparents how Deanna is “everything” to him. The grandmother says that after talking to Jason she feels he is the “one”. The grandfather says it is up to Deanna though to make the decision.
Meanwhile Jesse tells the sister and the sister-in-law that he has cried over his feelings for Deanna. Jesse says he hasn’t felt so strongly for someone so quickly. Jessie wants to pull the father aside for a second chance, and asks for Deanna’s dad’s blessing. Greg wants to know if Jesse is ready for all “this”. Jesse gets tearful as he asks for Deanna’s dad’s “stamp of approval”. Greg says he does give Jessie his blessing, but told Jessie to keep his hair short if he is with his daughter and laughs. Jesse and Deanna’s dad, Greg, hug.
Deanna’s family turns the get together into a real party, even doing shots. It’s time for the guys to say goodbye, and both guys wonder what impression they made on the family. Jesse tricked Jason into saying goodbye to Deanna first so he could have a few more moments with Deanna.
After the guys leave, Deanna asks her sister and sister-in-law who she should choose. Chrissy, Deanna’s sister seems to think Jason is more serious and a better choice. Crystal, the sister-in-law, thinks Deanna is a free spirit and that Jessie would be a better choice at this stage in her life. Deanna seems even more confused now about which guy she should choose.
Jeremy, 30, from Dallas that was rejected at the last rose ceremony, and wants to talk to Deanna one final time. Jeremy spills his heart about his feelings for her and Deanna tearfully tells Jeremy that she is not in love with him. She wanted him to know and not to drag it out and hurt him more. Jeremy leaves completely pitiful and heart-broken.
The Bachelorette continues as they travel to The Bahamas. Deanna goes on a date with Jessie, and they fly to a secluded island. Jesse says he has a little gift for Deanna. It’s a little scrapbook with photos of he and Deanna together and things he wrote about his feelings for her. Jesse tells Deanna he loves her, but she holds back.
Now it’s Jason’s turn and the couple are going to go scuba diving with sharks. They have lots of fun. Jason gives Deanna a board game he made for her. Jason tells Deanna he loves her and doesn’t have a doubt in his mind. Deanna said she just melted, and he makes her feel like no one else does.
The morning of the rose ceremony Deanna thinks about both Jason and Jesse. With Jason she feels safe, but with Jesse she has lots of fun. It’s time for the rose ceremony and Deanna Pappas is 100% sure of her decision. She hopes to be engaged today.
The white limousine pulls up with Jason walking towards Deanna. Jason gets down on one knee and Deanna says, “I can’t”. Deanna says even though she is falling in love with him, she is in love with someone else. Both Jason and Deanna cry, and she escorts him to his car. Jason is shocked and devastated as he leaves the rose ceremony. What the hell? We wanted Jason to win!!
Now the white limousine pulls up with Jesse inside. Deanna says she can see Jesse Csincsak by her side. Deanna says she thinks she will have a great future with Jesse. Deanna says she has found her “soulmate” in Jesse, and the man of her dreams. Jesse gets down on one knee and asks Deanna to marry him and she said “yes.” She then gives the final rose to Jesse Csincsak.
Congrats to Deanna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak. Although many of us were rooting for Jason.
Pappas said televised nuptials could also be in her own future. “We haven’t put a lot of thought into it, but we both know we have a lot of fans behind us. There’s a lot of people that have followed me since my season with Brad, and I know that there’s a lot of followers and supporters that would like to see that happy ending,” she told reporters. “I can’t say I put a lot of thought into it, but I’m not really opposed to letting those fans into that part of my life.”
While the wedding isn’t even its planning stage, Pappas had one word to describe it: big. “It’s going to be big. I have a huge family, there’s no way I could cut down my list. We’ve already thought about it, and it’s just ridiculous,” she told reporters. “It’s going to be a big wedding and I’m kind of a traditional kind of girl. I want lots of white.”
In addition, Pappas told reporters she wants her wedding dress to be “simple.” “I want him to still look at me that day and know that he’s still marrying me — not some dolled up girl in this big fru-fru dress,” she said.
Deanna Pappas has a memento from the show. “I still have the piece of paper where I was doing my pros and cons because it was never an easy decision,” she said. “It was always a very, very hard decision for me.”
So were you completely shocked to hear Deanna Pappas chose Jesse Csincsak in the Bachelorette finale as the winner? Who thinks she made a huge mistake, and should have chosen Jason?
Scenes from the Bachelorette Finale video here. Sneak peak morning of rose ceremony video here.