DeAnna Pappas is a television personality best known for having been a contestant on the eleventh season of the dating reality series, The Bachelor and on the fourth season of The Bachelorette. The brunette made her debut on the small screen on the premiere of the The Bachelor which first aired on September 2007. As one of the twenty five female suitors in the game, Pappas competed for an opportunity to win the heart of winemaker, Stephen Womack. Throughout the show, the bachelor along with the contestants travel to various destinations to participate in various activities together such as dates, in order to get to know each other better. Every week, a handful of players are then eliminated from the competition via a rose ceremony; in which, only those offered a rose by the bachelor are invited to stay on the show. This ultimately continues until two contestants are left, during which the bachelor then selects one as the winner. Despite her promising start in the competition, Pappas would eventually be eliminated during week eight, making her the runner-up of the season alongside Jenni Croft.
Following her time on The Bachelor, Pappas was selected by producers to star in the fourth season of The Bacheloretteーa spin-off which follows a similar format as the original. As the bachelorette of the season, the brunette had the opportunity to court twenty five male suitors on the show, through various group and one-on-one dates, whilst travelling to different destinations. As the first season of The Bachelorette to air after a prolonged three year hiatus, the fourth season would also be the first to include an expanded run-time of 120 minutes, from the original 60 minutes. Towards the end of the show, sparks appeared to fly between Pappas and professional snowboarder, Jesse Csincsak; she would eventually select him as the winner during the season finale. After having accepted his proposal, the couple’s wedding would be scheduled for later the next year.
However despite the wedding plans made at the time, the pair would eventually break up in November 2008. Since then, the two have gone their separate paths, with Pappas having married school teacher, Stephen Stagliano in October 2011. The couple have two children, Austin Michael and Addison Marie.
But what has the reality star of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette fame been up to as of late? What happened to DeAnna Pappas? Where is she now?
DeAnna Pappas’s Early Life and Upbringing
Born on November 20, 1981 in Marietta, Georgia, DeAnna Marie Pappas has two siblings, an older brother named Thomas and a younger sister named Chrissy. Her father is of Greek ancestry while her mother is of a mixed heritage, including that of Native American. Growing up in the city of Kentucky with her siblings, her parents had divorced when she was only six years. In light of the fact that her mother had been battling against cancer during her childhood, Pappas was raised majorly by her grandmother and aunt. She would eventually move to live with her father in Georgia, after her mother’s passing at the age of twelve.
As a teen, the young brunette was an active member of her high school softball team and was also the vice president for her senior and junior classes. Diligent and hard-working, Pappas would begin to work at the age of fourteen at a local Humanity Habitat through her local church; she would eventually land her first managerial position at a bar a few years later. After her high school graduation, Pappas attended Georgia Military College located in Milledgeville; she eventually graduated with an Associate’s Degree in general studies in 2005. The following year, she would earn a license for real estate from the Gaddy School in Georgia.
DeAnna Pappas on The Bachelor
Despite the fact that Pappas herself was never quite a fan of reality television, she would ultimately audition for the dating show, The Bachelor in 2007. At the time, the brunette had just been recently single for three months; invited by her friends to tag along to the auditions held in Atlanta, she would eventually agree to go with encouragement from her sister. Having initially gone to the auditions just to accompany her friends, Pappas would later admit that she had in fact, no actual intentions of starring on the show back then. However as look would have it, she would ultimately be chosen as one of the female contestants on the eleventh season of The Bachelor.
First premiered on ABC in September 2007, the eleventh season featured winemaker, Stephen Bradley Womack as the bachelor of the show. As one of the twenty five contestants, Pappas would then have the opportunity to try to win his heart throughout the duration of the season. Having seemingly hit off on a good note, many would agree that sparks soon began to fly between the two. During the ninth episode, Womack would then invite the brunette, along with Jenni Croft, to meet his family and siblings. His parents and twin brother immediately took a liking to Pappas during the meeting, she would later describe his parents to be, “friendly, kind and warm.” Having made a great impression, it almost seemed obvious to viewers that Pappas would be the one to compliment the bachelor at the end of the show.
Following the meeting with his family, the two female contestants once again returned to the stage for the final rose ceremony. Told that he couldn’t see the two of them in a marriage, Croft would soon be send home; however, things seemed to have been a little more complicated for Pappas. While Womack would admit that he did in fact, harbour stronger feelings for the brunette compared to Croft, he would later express his uncertaintyーthat he did not feel confident about entering into a relationship with her at the time. As a result, the season would be the first in the series’ history to not result in a winner; Womack would also be the first bachelor to have turned down the entire pool of female contestants.
DeAnna Pappas on The Bachelorette
Following her heartbreak on The Bachelor, Pappas would later be told that she would be starring on the fourth season of the show’s spinoffーThe Bachelorette. Following a format similar to that of the original, the show features a group of male suitors who are given a chance to win the heart of a single bachelorette; the contestants along with the bachelorette, then travels to different areas to engage in various get-togethers such as one-on-one and group dates as a means of getting to know each other better. Every episode a small handful of contestants would also be eliminated via a rose ceremony; this would ultimately continue until two male suitors are left. Traditionally on the show, one of the two would then propose to the bachelorette for the final selection of the winnerーa twist that is a little different from that of The Bachelor.
The fourth season of The Bachelorette would be the first to air after a three year hiatus of the show; it would also be the first season of the series to feature an expanded air-time of 120 minutes compared to the original 60 minutes. As the star bachelorette of the season, Pappas was introduced to a group of twenty five male suitors on the show, all of whom she would eventually have the opportunity to get to know better through a series of dates and other activities. After a series of eliminations, it wouldn’t be long before only two contestants would be left on the showーaccount executive, Jason Menick and professional snowboarder, Jesse Csincsak. Following a rather difficult decision, Pappas would ultimately choose Csincsak to be the winner of the season. The pair would later get engaged, with a wedding planned for May of 2009.
DeAnna Pappas’ Relationship with Jesse Csincsak
To many people, the Bachelorette couple seemed perfectーthe pair moved to DaAnna’s hometown of Newnan, Georgia after the engagement and all seemed well as they’d began preparing for the wedding. However despite this, the two would later surprise everyone by announcing their separation only months after their romantic proposal on the small screen. Judging by the rather critical comments made by Pappas about her ex-fiance, things also seemed to have ended far from amicable.
According to sources, the pair had different opinions regarding the paths that they’d want to take in life; while Csincsak wanted to start a future together with the brunette in Colorado, Pappas had instead, wanted to become a star. The former lovebirds also took the break-up in two very different waysーwhile the snowboarder lost 30 pounds in a month, whilst sharing his heartbreak with the world on Youtube, Pappas began a new gig in Los Angeles, hosting a wedding related TV show called, Get Married.
What’s DeAnna Pappas Doing Now in 2018- Recent Updates
Since her time as bachelorette on the dating shows, the brunette has tied the knot with a man named, Stephen Stagliano. The two shared a beautiful southern chic wedding in her home state of Georgia in October 2011 and welcomed their first child, a daughter named Addison Marrie into their family on February 6, 2014. Months after revealing that they’d been hoping to expand their family, the couple later announced their second pregnancy in August 2015; the gender of the second child was then revealed in an Instagram video later that month. Pappa eventually gave birth to Austin Michael, on March 1, 2016ーand the parents of two couldn’t be happier about his arrival into the family! In fact, according to rumours, her husband Stephen has already been fantasizing about a third! Although the second pregnancy was reportedly more difficult for Pappas compared to her first, the 35-year-old mother of two seems to have taken it well, and is already busy back at home doting on her two children!
In terms of public appearances, the former bachelorette was recently spotted attending the 4moms Launch Party alongside other celebrity parents, held Los Angeles. The company’s newest product, the self-installing car seat was a huge hit amongst the many parents and parents-to-be’s at the event; even Pappas herself showed excitement for the technologically advanced productーhaving described it to be”freaking awesome.” Other celebrity parents present at the party include Tatyana Ali, Allison Holker, Tamar Braxton, Anna Trebunskaya, Sara Rue, amongst many others.
If you’d like to stay updated with the reality star of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette fame, you can do so by following her on social media. She’s active on Twitter under the handle, @DeAnnaPappasーor if you’d prefer looking at photos then you can follow her on Instagram (@deannastag)!