'The Bachelor' takes on 'The Bachelorette' rejectee, Jason Mesnick, to step up the game and find his ultimate love in the new season.
The new and 13th season of ABC's reality show "The Bachelor" has got its TV promo. Jason Mesnick, a 32-year-old single dad will front this season that airs for a two-hour special on January 5, 2009, looking for one true love among 25 beautiful women.
Jason is not a foreign face in television as he had participated in the fourth season of "The Bachelorette" and was one of the the last two standing men before bachelorette DeAnna Pappas chose Jesse Csincsak over him. Jason who proposed to DeAnna's on his knee, was broken-hearted by the decision but he is given another chance to find his true love in the new season of "The Bachelor".
An account executive born in Ohio, Jason divorced from the mother of his three-year-old son, Ty, in 2006. Ty will play a part in the reality show, and so does Jason's younger brother Larry whom he lives with. After the two hour premiere, the show will take its regular 90-minute slot the next week at 8/7c.
Jason said that he's looking for "a woman who has a real curiosity about the world, who loves life and can find passion in life's smallest moments." Jason is an avid fan of a variety of sports, including swimming, golf, basketball and football. In fact he used to be a golf professional at a local club. He has traveled all over Europe and continues to pursue his desire to see the world. In his spare time, he takes guitar and swing dance lessons.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Jason is a "big brother" for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America. A philanthropist himself, he hopes to someday form and run his own children's charity. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Jason moved to Washington at the age of eight. He has a BA in psychology at the University of Washington.