, , ,

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.