BuddyTV interviews Jesse Csincsak
, the winner of season 4 of The Bachelorette
As you all know, Jesse Csincsak is Jason Mesnick
's erstwhile rival for the attentions of the DeAnna Pappas
. We figure that he has a unique perspective on the whole reality TV dating thing. Plus, since he got to know Jason pretty well during The Bachelorette
, we consider him to be an expert consultant on all things Jason Mesnick.
BuddyTV had the chance to catch up with Jesse to ask his opinion on this season of The Bachelor
. We asked him about his new relationship (with a Bachelor
eliminee from a previous season) as well as his speculations on which of the Final Two Jason would be better off with. Of course, we couldn't resist asking him about the huge spoilers for the end of this season. Read on to hear what he had to say!
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This is Debbie at BuddyTV, and today, I've got Jesse Csinscak on the phone. Hey, Jesse. How's it going? We have a lot to talk about.
It's going great. I'm excited. I really appreciate you having me on.
Yeah, I'm really excited to talk to you. Well, first of all, from the “Women Tell All” special last night, I don't know if I heard right, but are you in a new relationship?
Yes, I'm dating Holly Durst from the previous season of The Bachelor (Matt Grant, "London Calling"). I'm psyched. She's from Ohio, just like I am originally. She's super-cute and she's very outgoing and fun to be with.
So, how did you guys get together?
We were actually at a party at Club Les Deux in California, and I was actually still in my previous relationship. And everybody got introduced. All the guys from my season, there was a bunch of out there. Robert was there, and Sean was there. We all exchanged phone numbers, and Holly had showed some interest in going to grad school in Boulder, in Colorado. We were talking about that, and once I wasn't in a relationship anymore, I shot her a text message and said, “Hey, you know, if you still are looking for a tour of Boulder and the college, I'd love to go down there with you and what not.” And she ended up coming out and going snowboarding, and it's all history from there.
Awesome. I get the feeling from watching the show last night that maybe it's the contestants who didn't win who end up in relationships that end up being more successful. Would you say so?
You know, I can't hate on any of the relationships. You know, Ryan and Trista are obviously the huge exception. They only live, like, 20 minutes away from me, and I get to hang out with them a bunch. They're kind of the Bachelor golden jewel, if you will. And then you have Freddy and Noelle and people like that. But, you know, if you put a beautiful group of people together, there's bound to be relationships, whether it's on TV or not on TV.
The winning relationships, if you will, it just seems like there's so much pressure on them that it's hard to stay together.
Well, you figure, you take a bunch of normal people and you take them out of their comfort zone and put 15 cameras in their face and tell them, “Hey, fall in love with this person,” it's going to be tough no matter who you are or what TV show it is.
So, I don't know if you've been reading the blogs, but there are huge potential spoilers buzzing around everywhere about the end of this season. Do you have any comment about that?
You know, every year, there's always somebody that comes out of the woodwork saying, “Oh, I know what happens. Ha-ha, you don't.” And, you know, it's their claim to fame. And every year, it happens. It doesn't matter what season it is. And my view on that is, hey, no matter what the outcome is, as long as Jason finds his true love, for him and Ty, more power to him. You know, I don't care what he has to do to be in love. I think there's people on this planet that would kill to be in love. So, I mean, you can't hate on the guy. I figure, there's 12 to 15 million people watching him every Monday night. He's going to have some haters.
OK, so let's talk about Jason. You got to know him pretty well. Based on what you know if him, who do you think is the better match for him?
You know, it's tough. I would like to call it 50-50. Each of those girls, Molly and Melissa, both have qualities that I think really fit Jason well. From what I can see, I've not met Molly or Melissa, but Melissa seems to be really good with kids. In the previews, it shows her with Ty, and it kind of lets you know that she's really good with children. But at the same time, there's that whole view that Jason has with Molly, that you can tell that there's definitely a huge connection there. So, I don't know. Viewing what I've seen, from what ABC has let us see, I think Melissa's better with Ty, but I think maybe Molly might be better with Jason.
OK, fair enough. You have been in the same position as Molly and Melissa are right now. So, can you just give some insight on what they must be going through?
You know, when you get to that point, when you're down to Final Two, you're pretty much just sitting there, and you're going for the gusto. You've got nothing to lose at that point. You've been through the ringer, you've met the parents. You've done that whole thing. You know, it's like, you're just going for gold. Your heart's out there, you're already in love. What's the worst-case scenario? You're going to get your heart broken? You're like, “Big deal.” It's worth it just to get to be in love and be with that person.
Were there any other bachelorettes from this season who you were like, “Oh my God, Jason. Why did you let her go?”
You know, at first, I was really, pretty pumped on Megan and, I think it was, Lauren. But after kind of seeing what you see from the producers and stuff, they kind of fizzled out in my book, you know, from what I had a view of. I was really bummed on Lauren until she was like, “You're going to give me this rose,” and I was like, “Woah!” And that's what kind of blew it for me. But I mean, what you see every Monday night is a two-hour special. That's a week of their life. There are so many things that are left out that we as viewers don't get to see. It's kind of cool for me to be on this side of the viewing train, if you will, because it really shows you what's going on.
I know that you are not with DeAnna anymore, and I'm not going to ask you about your relationship, but I was just curious if you had any idea what is going to happen next week. All season, the ABC producers have been telling us that she's coming back. Do you know anything about that?
You know, I do that she came back and she did come back just after we had broken up and what not. But, I mean, they always lead you to believe something, you know what I mean? And it's not necessarily true. If they lead you to believe that so-and-so is going to win, that person's definitely not going to win because that's what they want you to see. I think she's coming back and she's going to give some sort of advice, would be my guess. Not too sure. We'll just have to wait and see, I guess.
Speaking of advice, what advice would you give Jason right now?
Just to be true to himself and to not compromise himself to go after he wants. It doesn't matter what the viewers think or what anybody else thinks. It's all about him and Ty. As long as he does that, it doesn't matter what bad press gets written about him or whatever, he'll be happy in the end.
OK, and then, can you just give us an update about what you've been up to lately?
Yeah, you know, I've been doing a lot of events. I recently filmed America's Most Wanted with John Walsh. Yeah, it was a snowboarder from Colorado that was hitchhiking to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, who was murdered. And they found his body a couple months later. They're trying to solve the case, and that episode will air March 7, I believe, on Fox.
-Interview conducted by Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
(Image courtesy of ABC)