DeAnna Stagliano Looks Back on Her First Night as Bachelorette and Reveals the Contestant Who Left Her 'Mortified'
DeAnna Stagliano stopped by this week’s episode of “Click Bait with Bachelor Nation” to break down Katie Thurston’s Season 17 premiere of “The Bachelorette” with Tayshia Adams and guest co-hosts Mike Johnson and Bibiana Julian.
During her chat, DeAnna, who memorably led Season 4 of “The Bachelorette” in 2008, reminisced on her first night of filming and revealed the one contestant who left her feeling “mortified” at the Bachelor Mansion.
“I was on a very long time ago, but I remember on night one, this grown man came in wearing a Speedo with my name on his rear end and then jumped in the pool,” she said, referring to Paul, a sales manager from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. “I was mortified. I was like, ‘Oh my God, someone get him his clothes!’ I’m also a rule follower and a prude probably, so I was like, ‘Oh my God, this boy is naked!’”
DeAnna elaborated, “I’m a huge fan of people who can just come out of the limo and truly be themselves and own that confidence when they walk out. Yeah, maybe introduce yourself and say something funny, but I’m just a huge fan of somebody who doesn’t need the extra humor and silliness that comes along with introductions.”
As fans will recall, DeAnna’s “Bachelorette” journey concluded with a brief engagement to her final rose recipient, Jesse Csincsak. Years later, she marriedStephen Stagliano, whose brother competed on Season 5 of “The Bachelorette,” in Georgia in 2012. The couple share daughter Addison, 7, and son Austin, 5.
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