TV Guide confirms Meredith Phillips to star as ABC's next 'Bachelorette'
By Reality TV World staff, 12/04/2003
The December 13 issue of TV Guide magazine (on sale Monday) is confirming the rumor that we've been reporting for a couple of weeks now -- that Meredith Phillips, the third runner-up from Bob Guiney's edition of The Bachelor, will be the woman at the center of ABC's second The Bachelorette series which premieres in January.
According to a NY Post report, ABC officials declined to comment on the TV Guide story, but stated that they plan to officially announce the identity of the new Bachelorette star next week.
Phillips, a 29-year-old model/ makeup artist currently residing in West Hollywood, CA, is a native of Beaverton, Oregon and graduate of Oregon State University. An aspiring chef hoping to attend culinary school, Meredith is likely best remembered for the scene in the third episode of Guiney's The Bachelor series in which she learned of her grandmother's passing only moments before her big solo date with Guiney.