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Season 8 Bachelorette Emily Maynard

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The first official photo of Emily Maynard as the next Bachelorette has been released.  Surprise surprise she looks as stunning as ever.

Premieres Monday, May 14th, 2012

Bio: Emily Maynard

Brad Womak’s (Season 16 of The Bachelor) pick – but they broke up

Age: 25

Daughter: Ricki, now 6-years-old

Occupation: Was an Event Planner at Children’s Hospital, now a stay-at-home mom doing charity work with Levine Children’s Hospital and Hidden Valley Middle School

Resides in: Charlotte, North Carolina but originally from Morgantown, West Virginia

To read the official announcement from ABC click here.  According to ABC, “[Emily] is looking for someone who makes her laugh, doesn’t take himself too seriously and can be her best friend.”  Aren’t they all?

Although most Bachelor/ette junkies knew well in advance thanks to the internet, Chris Harrison made the announcement on Good Morning America.

Rumors: Spotted: the camera crew in Bermuda.  Looks like they did take filming outside of Emily’s hometown of North Carolina where she wanted to film to stay close to her daughter Ricki.  There are a few other spoilers about Emily Maynard’s dates.  I won’t mention all of them here, but I’ll just provide you the link in case you want to fulfill your curiosity.  I will say that it seems like Brad Womak comes back to take a look at her new suitors.

There have also been a few pics floating around of Emily heading to the gym with her daughter in tow and what’s this? A ring on her finger.  From the blurry close-ups it doesn’t look like a wedding ring to me, but it is on the choice finger.  Maybe Emily did find love.  INF Daily has the full album of pictures.

New Season 8 Bachelorette Announced?

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People magazine started the buzz about Emily Maynard (the blonde, barbie doll-esque beauty who spits out rainbows and butterflies and probably has all of the animals in the forest sing with her) being the next Bachelorette.  I have to admit I wasn’t all too thrilled with this pick.  While Ben’s likability has been growing on me this season (slowly but still on the up-and-up), Emily Maynard’s likeability has been decreasing.  Now before you start coming at me with pitchforks, let me say she may very well be a sweetheart.  HOWEVER, production tends to focus heavily on Emily’s obsession with her daughter – Ricky this and Ricky that.  It’s sweet, but also wearing on my last nerve and I don’t know if I can manage a whole season of that.

But wait!  Hold the phone.

Emily Maynard may NOT be the new Bachelorette for Season 8 according to recent articles by Wetpaint and RumorFix.  An unidentified source (aren’t they always) from within The Bachelor production world said:

“Emily definitely wants to be the next Bachelorette.  She filled out the paperwork, but that doesn’t 100% mean she’ll be chosen.  ABC won’t decide until this season is over because they want to see how the audience reacts to the current group of girls.  There may be a girl this season that the audience likes even more than Emily.”

So looks like Ben’s brigade of bachelorettes have the potential to swoop in and steal the Bachelorette title from Emily.

Makes sense.  Ratings are king.  They want you to tune in.  So speak up Bachelor Fans…who do you want to see as the next Bachelorette?

Wetpaint also has a cute article listing who they think should be the next Bachelorette over Emily in case you want to see how the polls are leaning.


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