Bachelorette season 8 has got America talking about southern sweetheart and bachelorette Emily Maynard.
If you don’t know Emily’s heart-touching story, about six years ago Emily was engaged to a race car driver and the love of her life, Ricky Hendrick. But just six months after their engagement, he passed away in a tragic plane crash. Days after Ricky’s death, Emily found out she was pregnant with his child. Emily named her now six-year-old daughter Josephine Reddick “Ricki” Henrick.
Four years after the death of Ricki’s father, Emily jumped back into the dating world and appeared on season 15 of The Bachelor. She turned out to be the winner on the show by winning over bachelor Brad Womack’s heart. Although the couple got engaged on the season finale, they eventually called off the wedding due to a number of reasons. But now, Emily’s back to find true love as Bachelorette Season 8′s woman to win over.
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It’s not hard to understand how Emily Maynard stays so slender. Just announced as the next Bachelorette, Maynard says she’s a health food “freak” even though she doesn’t cook much. “I eat as clean as can be – no sugar, no sodium, nothing,” she said in an interview with People Magazine. She confessed that she’s an “awful” cook, and depends on eating prepared meals from her local health food store and is known to shop at Whole Foods.
Although it doesn’t have any calories, one of Maynard’s unhealthy habits is an obsession with Diet Coke. “I drink way too many but can’t get through the day without it!”
When it comes to fitness, Maynard loves exciting, outdoors activities. She says Aspen is one of her favorite places because “after being outside all day you can sit in front of the fire.” As much as Maynard likes being out in the sun, she’s careful to protect her skin and always has tunes on-the-go. “I don’t go without music and sunscreen!”
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