The next star of ABC's The Bachelorette, single mom Emily Maynard, looks ready to find true love in promotional photos for the show.
Photos posted online show Maynard wearing jeans, a pastel-colored striped shirt and holding a bouquet of roses.
Maynard tweeted her thanks to supporters last month: Thanks for all the support last night! I'm so excited and can't wait to share this journey with you all! Be sure to watch on May 14th! xox.
Since Maynard, 26, is mommy to a young daughter, some of the filming is taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the two are currently based.
Maynard was spotted on a date at the NC Music Factory in March, an entertainment area that holds music venues and restaurants. A photo posted by Us Weekly shows Maynard with her arm around what appears to be her date.
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It seems that she's already going international. The website Wetpaint.com posted a photo of Maynard on a date in Prague.
Maynard was previously a contestant on the 15th season of The Bachelor. She won the final rose from two-time Bachelor Brad Womack, but the couple broke up shortly after. Womack told People magazine that the demise of our relationship was completely my fault.
Maynard told the magazine just because we love each other doesn't mean we're right for each other.
Maynard was initially reluctant to go ahead with The Bachelorette, according to the show's host, Chris Harrison.
We approached her, Harrison said on Good Morning America, according to an Entertainment Weekly report. She was reluctant, and needed a lot of time to think about it, obviously, because there's somebody else involved in her life, Ricki, her daughter.
The first episode of the eighth season of The Bachelorette will air on May 14.