Melissa Rycroft's Back Story and where she is today

Melissa Rycroft’s debut book My Reality, [Gallery Books, 2012; 256 pages] outlines her heartfelt and honest story about love, loss, reality TV, and redemption. Here’s the back story. In 2009, Dallas native Rycroft, a sassy brunette with a gorgeous smile, competed on Season 13 of ABC’s guilty pleasure TV show The Bachelor. She won the heart of then-Bachelor Jason Mesnick, and viewers worldwide watched Rycroft, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, gleefully accept Mesnick's proposal. What happened next? Mesnick dumped Rycroft on television—and asked the