Entertainment TV Emily Maynard Is the Next Bachelorette Brad Womack's former fiancée will search for love as production heads to her hometown By Aaron Parsley Aaron Parsley Aaron Parsley has been a part of PEOPLE's digital team for more than 15 years. Based in Austin, he now covers crime and political news, including national and local elected officials, candidates, policymakers, activists, campaigns, elections, scandals, speeches, and other political events. He has a M.A. in Journalism from New York University and studied Spanish Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Aaron is a runner and loves reading history and dystopian fiction. He is also a huge Miranda Lambert fan. People Editorial Guidelines and Monica Rizzo Published on January 18, 2012 12:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Emily Maynard is looking for love on TV – again! The sweet and likable winner of Brad Womack’s season of The Bachelor will return to the franchise as the next star of The Bachelorette, show sources confirm to PEOPLE. Maynard, whose rocky engagement to Womack ended last summer, was reluctant to appear on The Bachelorette because she didn’t want to be away from her young daughter Ricki. But, a source says, the show is moving production to their hometown, Charlotte, N.C., to accommodate, Maynard, 25. And who’s hoping to be one of Maynard’s suitors? Bentley Williams, who famously burned Ashley Hebert on her season of The Bachelorette by wooing her while admitting to cameras that he had hoped Maynard would be the one handing out roses, is interested in competing, according to show sources. ABC had no comment on the casting news.