Emily Maynard formally named next 'The Bachelorette' star by ABC
UPI News Service, 01/24/2012
Emily Maynard, winner of Season 15 of "The Bachelor," will star in the companion U.S. dating competition series "The Bachelorette," ABC said Tuesday.
Maynard and "Bachelor" star Brad Womack announced they had ended their engagement in June, several months after the show's finale aired.
The 25-year-old Morgantown, W.V., native, who now resides in Charlotte, N.C., is a full-time mother to her 6-year-old daughter with the late NASCAR driver and team owner Ricky Hendrick.
"Emily is ready for her luck to change and to bring her the love she so richly deserves," ABC said on its Web site Tuesday. "It's hard to meet men as a single mom, but Emily will have her pick of 25 bachelors when she gets a second opportunity to find love starring in the eighth edition of 'The Bachelorette' when it premieres this spring."