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Mesnick is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, but moved to Washington at the age of eight. He received his BA in psychology at the University of Washington, and now resides in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland.
Mesnick is an account executive in estate and legacy planning, and is a "big brother" for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America.
He dated DeAnna Pappas on The Bachelorette and was one of the final two suitors, even bending his knee to propose in the final rose ceremony before DeAnna stopped him. Instead Pappas chose Jesse Csincsak. Mesnick was chosen to be the next Bachelor, however, and he said that he did find love on ABC’s reality dating series. The Bachelor Mesnick said. “I found exactly what I was hoping for, what I was looking for. I’m completely in love.”
He proposed to Melissa Rycroft, a 25 year old Dallas native and former squad member of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. He then revealed on "After the Final Rose" that the chemistry changed with Rycroft over the weeks after the end of the show, and that he still loves the runner-up, Molly Malaney. Rycroft was brought out, he broke up with her, and she returned the engagement ring. Malaney was then brought out, he asked for another chance with her, and she accepted.”
Mesnick was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel the day after the "After the Final Rose" was aired and explained what happened behind the scenes. He told Jimmy that the chemistry was different between him and Rycroft. Kimmel asked Mesnick why he proposed marriage to Rycroft and Mesnick replied that Rycroft was exactly what he wanted at the time, but he did not want to lead Rycroft on. Days after Rycroft announced her engagement to Tye Strickland, Malaney and Mesnick stated publicly that they will certainly get married one day. In October 2009, while vacationing in New Zealand, Mesnick asked Malaney to marry him and she accepted.
Mesnick and Malaney's wedding will air in a two-hour special called The Bachelor: Jason and Molly's Wedding, on March 8, 2010. It will include the bride's dress fitting, planning for the day, and bachelor and bachelorette parties besides the ceremony. Past Bachelor and Bachelorette participants will be on the guest list.
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- B&C: After The Final Rose