Before Emily Maynard starts her dates this week on ABC’s The Bachelorette, she meets up with friends and family at the park. It’s very important, apparently, for Emily and ABC to remind us that she’s just an average single mom living in Charlotte. At the park, the carpool efforts responsible for getting little Ricki to soccer practice are discussed. The chat is nothing short of fascinating. Eh, I’m lying. The entire segment just reminds me how incredibly dull Emily is.
Next, Chris Harrison explains the dating process to the 19 remaining men. This week, there will be one group date and two one-on-one dates. There is a rose up for grabs on each date. Chris leaves the men with the first date card. Bobble head Chris wants to see his name on that card. There’s suspenseful music. The date goes to Runs with Dog Ryan. The card reads, “Be my King in Queen City.” Kalon is annoyed. Chris is disappointed.
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The eighth season of The Bachelorette vows to be unlike any other. The famewhore making the decisions this season is Emily Maynard. America’s sweetheart, America’s famewhore, same difference. You probably remember Emily from Brad Womack’s second season. Brad’s the frequent-flyer bachelor who handed out roses in both seasons 11 and 15 of The Bachelor. His second attempt at true love ended with him proposing to Emily. Emily accepted Brad’s proposal, but her ridiculously high expectations and naiveté quickly wilted the relationship.
Emily is a single mom. And, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but she was engaged once before Brad. She was engaged to Ricky Hendrick, of NASCAR fame, in 2004. Sadly, on a rainy Sunday afternoon in October of the same year, Ricky boarded a plane sans an ill-feeling Emily. The plane crashed, leaving behind a pregnant Emily. Now, Emily is a single mom looking for true love on The Bachelorette. Even though it didn’t work for her the first time around, she “knows the series works.” Because, you know, that 17% success rate is a great testament of the true love that comes from appearing on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. I’m obviously grading on a curve, here. I’m including Trista Sutter, Jason Mesnick, by way of U-turn, Ashley Hebert, and Ben Flajnik, who is still collecting money on the deal.
With just three weeks until the premiere of The Bachelorette Season 8, ABC has released the photos of the 25 contestants vying for for Emily Maynard‘s heart!
Emily will traverse the globe looking for love, but her journey will begin in her hometown of Charlotte, NC. Emily will experience her share of ups and downs - namely juggling the show and being a single mom.
According to the ABC press release, Emily is hoping the third times a charm and she will meet the man to spend the rest of her life with! As for what she’s looking for in a man, her requests are simple. “She is looking for someone who makes her laugh, doesn’t take himself too seriously and can be her best friend.”
“Emily feels incredibly grateful to have found her first love when she was very young, and despite not having dated a lot, knows what it’s like to be truly in love. In the past seven years, she has been looking for someone with the same spark she has for life, and she believes that she will find her soul mate on ‘The Bachelorette.’”
The Bachelorette premieres May 19th at 8:30/9:30c on ABC.
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