Well, not back back. But, he did make an appearance at a fundraiser for Free the Nipple, a women's equality movement, in Los Angeles. The now 34-year-old looks a lot older than the wild-haired teenager who played up the fact that he was homeless during the contest only for it to later be revealed that he had a privileged Connecticut upbringing. But, we remember rooting for his erratic on-screen persona. He made us believe anything could happen when he was on the air, and that's what live TV is for.
Since leaving MTV, Jesse's been in a band and held a mishmash of jobs, but has stayed out of the limelight — unless you count an incriminating video that surfaced in 2009. For one night, though, he peeked out of obscurity, and we kind of hope he sticks around.(Uproxx)