He was sent home crushed after DeAnna Pappas rejected his proposal on last season’s finale of The Bachelorette. But now Jason Mesnick is getting a new chance at love–with 25 ladies of his own to choose from!

Set to air in January 2009, Mesnick will star as The Bachelor in ABC’s 13th edition of its popluar romantic series.

The 32-year-old single dad is an account executive in estate and legacy planning and says he is looking for a woman who has a real curiosity about the world and who can find passion in life’s smallest moments.

Jason became a huge viewer favorite during the chase to win DeAnna’s heart, and his popularity seemed to skyrocket when he lost out to Jesse Csincsak–now engaged to Pappas. Divorced two years ago and now a single father to son Ty, 3, Mesnick says he would like to fall in love again and start another family.

Also a big philanthropist, Jason hopes to someday run his own children’s charity.

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