New 'Bachelorette' Season Has 'Best Guys They've Ever Had'
By Antoinette Bueno
It seems all but certain that new 'Bachelorette' Ashley Hebert will be luckier in love this time around. In a press conference with the new season seven 'Bachelorette', she openly marvels at the quality of the 25 guys ABC assembled for her choosing, even claiming that her season features "the best guys [the ABC show] has ever had."
The 26-year-old dentistry student is the newest "Bachelorette" after being passed up by last season's 'Bachelor' Brad Womack, and this time she gets to be the one who makes the decision on who stays and who goes home. But she quickly realized that this aspect of the show wasn't as fun as it might seem.
"I didn't expect it to be so difficult," Ashley says about the role reversal. "I really found that I don't like breaking up with someone. I have a physical reaction to breaking up with someone," the sensitive brunette reveals.
She also took the opportunity to reflect on Brad's decision last season to break things off with her before the final rose ceremony.
"I think Brad's a great guy, but we needed different things in our lives," she says, looking back. "He was older and more established, and I was looking more for someone I can create a life with
– a new life together. He was looking more for someone that would already fit in his life, not that that's a bad thing. But now I see that there are people more suited for me, just like there's other women more suited for Brad. Brad is not the right guy for me," she reflects.
This time around, she definitely discovered more of what she's looking for in the right guy.
"Coming into it, I just wanted a good man who's loyal, a family man," she says. "But through this experience, I realized more things that I wanted. I want someone who makes me feel."
And did she find that special guy?
Judging from Ashley's comments on the men of this season, it would be hard for her not to.
"They [ABC] really know how to get a variety of men, different personalities, different jobs...," she laughs. "I didn't know what to expect, but when they got out of the limo, I was blown away. Physically, they were gorgeous!," she gushes. "Tune in and you're going to die!"
Though she of course couldn't reveal too much about the upcoming season and the "gorgeous" men she gets to date, she does reveal that she's happy with its outcome.
"I'm happy with the way things turned out for me," she says sincerely. "Through the experience you learn so much about yourself, and what you want. You're going to have to tune in for the roller coaster ride!"
Season seven of "The Bachelorette" premieres Monday, May 23 on ABC.