Jesse Csincsak recently had his upcoming dream wedding to The Bachelorette star DeAnna Pappas called off.
Now the snowboarder is opening up in a revealing interview ...
TVGuide.com: Why go on YouTube.com to present your side? Why not just issue a joint press release?
Jesse Csincsak: We were going to do that, but some people found out [before we wanted]. The easiest thing seemed to be to hop on the webcam and put it on YouTube.com. I did it because I wanted to tell the fans what happened. [DeAnna and I] have gone our separate ways. I love her and I wish her nothing but the best. I felt that that's what I portrayed on YouTube and I hope that's the way it was taken.
TVGuide.com: What response are you getting?
Jesse Csincsak: Thousands of emails, 20,000 to 30,000 hits a day on my MySpace page and 5,000 emails to my MySpace page.
TVGuide.com: Any ladies interested in picking up where DeAnna left off?
Jesse Csincsak: There are definitely a few ladies who have contacted me, but I'm taking things one day at a time.TVGuide.com: Did going on-camera allow you to express more how you truly felt?
Jessie Csincsak: Yeah. I figured there's no better way to tell someone how you feel than to get out there and look right into the screen and say this is what's going on. I spoke to the fans about how I was really feeling. I didn't discuss anything about what had gone on [privately]. The answer I got [from DeAnna] was that she loved me, but "wasn't in love with me." That's what she told me.
TVGuide.com: We've all been there. What's keeping you busy now?
Jesse Csincsak: I'm a professional snowboarder, so I'm focusing on that and just doing my thing.
TVGuide.com: What's the most fun part of snowboarding?
Jesse Csincsak: When I'm out there, I'm free. I don't have anyone telling me what to do. To be out there and be making a living snowboarding is fantastic.
TVGuide.com: Can true love be found on a reality show?
Jesse Csincsak: Originally, I thought it was the dumbest idea on the planet. "Go on TV and fall in love?" The fact that I actually did fall in love proves that you can fall in love on those shows.
TVGuide.com: I interviewed Deanna just before the show premiered. Contractually, she couldn't say if she was in love, but she couldn't exactly hide it either.
Jesse Csincsak: We were definitely both super happy [at one point]. We couldn't have been happier. We went from calling the producers every day [to find out] when we could be together to being together 24/7. We never get to fit into a daily schedule.
TVGuide.com: Have you and DeAnna stayed in touch?
Jesse Csincsak: We're doing a little bit of text messaging here and there. Mostly, we're giving each other some much needed space. I think we will definitely be friends [someday]. I love her very much and I hope she's happy.
TVGuide.com: Would you do another show, say, maybe The Bachelor?
Jesse Csincsak: If they offered it to me and I had the opportunity to fall in love again, I think I'd definitely consider it.
TVGuide.com: Would you recommend to anyone else being the next Bachelor or Bachelorette?
Jesse: Yes. You have ABC hand-picking 25 amazing people after telling [producers] what you want. Worse case scenario, you go through the show and you meet no one.