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DeAnna Marie Pappas (formerly Stagliano) was a contestant on season 11 of The Bachelor.

She was eliminated in week 8.

She was later chosen as the Bachelorette for the 4th season of The Bachelorette.

Early life[]

Pappas, of Greek heritage, is the middle of three children. She was born in Marietta, Georgia and shortly thereafter moved to Kentucky with her mother and siblings. When she was twelve years old, her mother died of cancer and she relocated with her brother, Thomas, and sister, Chrissy, to Newnan, Georgia to live with her father. She is a one-time resident of Nashville, Tennessee.

After high school she attended Georgia Military College and received a degree in General Studies. From there, Pappas attended the Gaddy's School where she earned her real estate license. She practiced real estate at Keller Williams Realty Connections in Newnan, Georgia.

Television career[]

In 2007, Pappas decided to audition for The Bachelor, a reality television dating game show on ABC Television. She made it to the final rose ceremony, where bachelor Brad Womack rejected both women. He was chastised by Ellen DeGeneres, who later retracted her statement. ABC Television then tapped Pappas to star in The Bachelorette. The news was broken to her by Ellen DeGeneres while she was a guest on DeGeneres' daytime talk show.

In the 2008 season of The Bachelorette, Pappas eventually rejected single dad Jason Mesnick and accepted the marriage proposal of professional snowboarder Jesse Csincsak. Their relationship lasted a few months before the engagement was called off. Mesnick went on to become the Bachelor in 2009.

In October 2008, Pappas won Fox Reality Channel's "Golden Realtini", given to the most memorable reality performer of the year.

During her engagement, in 2009, Pappas became the co-host of Get Married on Lifetime TV, reporting on wedding planning.

In late 2011, DeAnna was on the show Bachelorette Party on the Oxygen channel. Her episode was called "Big Fat Greek Bachelorette Party". The show revolves around her, her friends, and family celebrating DeAnna's bachelorette party in Las Vegas, NV at the Palm's Hotel and Casino, as well as other popular Vegas attractions.

Humanitarian work[]

In January 2007, Pappas visited American troops in Kuwait as part of a USO visit. She was joined by actress Christine Lakin and Miss USA 2007 Rachel Smith. She also visited Afghanistan in 2009, including remote camps such as FOB Dwyer.

Personal life[]

DeAnna chose Jesse Csincsak from her season of The Bachelorette and accepted his proposal. The wedding was set for May 9, 2009, but they broke up in November 2008.

In August 2010, Pappas became engaged to Stephen Stagliano, whose brother, Michael Stagliano, was on season 5 of The Bachelorette. They were married October 22, 2011 in Georgia, and have two children, Addison Marie, born February 6, 2014 (2014-02-06) (age 10), and Austin Michael, born March 1, 2016 (2016-03-01) (age 8). They announced their separation on January 19, 2023. Their divorced was finalized on May 7, 2024.