I lived in a normal house, I had a normal job, I have a normal body—I’m not 5’9″ and blonde with big boobs.
They can’t edit who you are—you hand fed the show and the producers what they needed.
You’re going to be on this season of ‘The Bachelor,'” I was like, “Ooooh. I don’t think this is something I want to do.” My sister made me go. I’m from the South, so the fact that he is a true Southern gentleman—very polite, very manly, always ‘yes ma’am,’ ‘thank you,’ ‘how are you doing.’ He always cares so much more about others. That was always the kind of guy I was looking for—someone who would put a woman first. How did you recover from the shock after the final episode? I didn’t tell anybody about the outcome of the show besides my sister and my brother and my father.
During the almost three month stint, the lovebirds were offered a whopping 0,000 for television coverage of their nuptials.
De Anna Pappas has had a long, strange ride on “The Bachelor.” First, she fell for Brad Womack, only for him to walk away without proposing to either woman at his final rose ceremony. I never thought in a million years they would choose me. My sister lived with me in my house in Georgia, so she saw me cry every single day. The whole time the show was on, I held onto the idea, “Maybe Brad is seeing that he made a mistake.” See, I didn’t get any answers. We spent the last night together before the final rose ceremony. When the show was airing, I was so upset and confused.
Next, she came back as “The Bachelorette” and fell in love with quirky snowboarder Jesse Csincak, only to find out they weren’t compatible after all. He put me in the limo and said, “I’ll see you tomorrow … It’s going to be a good day.” I truly thought he was going to choose me. I was really hanging onto something until I saw him at “After the Final Rose” and he was like, “No, my decision still stands.” At that point, he was back together with his ex-girlfriend so a lot of things came to be clear to me.
“But De Anna used to say, ‘All I want to be is the next Angelina Jolie.’” The reality show couple called off their engagement barely four months after their romantic television proposal.
And although the ex-lovers were polite to one another in the media, their break-up was far from amicable.