The Bachelorette – ABC’s Popular Reality Dating Show
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 famously rejected both girls. DeAnna’s heartbreak was evident on the follow-up, “After the Final Rose” show. Recognizing her popularity, ABC Television tapped DeAnna to star in The Bachelorette, this time, she would be in control of her dating destiny. The news was broken to her by Ellen DeGeneres while she was a guest on the daytime talkfest. DeAnna, a brown-eyed woman became an immediate fan favorite on the ABC Television show, The Bachelorette, Season 4.
The Bachelorette is a spin-off of the American competitive reality dating game show, The Bachelor. In its January 2003 debut on ABC, the first season featured Trista Rehn, the runner-up date from the first season of The Bachelor, offering the opportunity for Rehn to choose a husband among 25 bachelors. The 2004 season of The Bachelorette again took the runner-up from the previous season of The Bachelor. After last airing on February 28, 2005, the series returned to ABC during the spring of 2008, following an absence of three years.
View a Trailer of DeAnna’s Appearance on the Bachelorette: