DeAnna Pappas is the New Bachelorette

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Millions of viewers watched DeAnna Pappas, 26, suffer through a painful, last-minute rejection by Brad Womack on the last season of “The Bachelor” — earning her the sympathy of women everywhere. Now DeAnna will have the last laugh as the tables are turned and she gets to choose from among 25 bachelors in her own bid for true love, when “The Bachelorette” returns to the ABC lineup this summer. This is the fourth edition of the female version of ABC’s popular romance reality series.

The brunette, brown-eyed real estate agent from Neunan, Georgia, became an immediate fan favorite and she was the final woman remaining on the finale of “The Bachelor” in November. The ending proved to be a huge shocker, though, when Womack didn’t select any woman the first time in “Bachelor” history.

DeAnna demonstrated her assertiveness and independent nature during the series, setting her apart from the other women. She also showed off top bartending and cooking skills, and additionally enjoys white water rafting and camping with her friends.

Also known as DeDe, the Campbellsville, Kentucky native has traveled all over Europe, putting her Greek ancestry to good use.

Interested and eligible men can learn more about upcoming casting events and the application process by logging on to abc.com (keyword: casting), www.thebachelor.tv or calling 866-739-3150.

Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelorette” is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, David Bohnert and Martin Hilton are the executive producers.

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