Don't let the fancy dresses and perfectly coiffed hair fool you: The Bachelorette's Emily Maynard may be a pretty package but it's not the glitzy things in life catching her attention.
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"Anyone who knows me knows I would take a pickup truck over a fancy Ferrari any day," Maynard insisted during a conference call shortly after last week's premiere episode. That doesn't bode well for house villain Kalon, who annoyed his fellow contestants when he arrived at the house in a helicopter. (Watch tonight's episode on ABC at 9 p.m. ET to see if he makes it through to another round!)
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She went on to talk about hot tub dates, her daughter, and her relationship with Brad Womack:
On the reality show's infamous hot tub dates.
"I wouldn't get in a hot tub on the first date in my normal, everyday life so I sure as hell wouldn't do it on The Bachelorette."
On filming in Charlotte, North Carolina.
"As far as it being more of a reality show, it was more real life for me. Getting to come home and sleep in my own bed. I got to see my girlfriends. Life went on pretty normal. It was hard because of the lack of sleep but to be honest, I didn't even feel like I was working. I had the time of my life."
On moving for love.
"Brad and I were looking at homes. I was so excited. Because I'm a mom I can't just pick up and move and say we'll figure it out when we get there. I have to put [my daughter] Ricki's needs before mine. But I would move in a heartbeat if the person I was meant to be with was in a different country. Ricki would be happy wherever I am happy."
On being criticized for doing the show as a single parent.
"I definitely felt there was a little bit of a double standard with Jason [Mesnick, The Bachelor season 4 and a single dad] and I. People will see that Ricki's life wasn't really affected. She got to travel the world and saw so many things she wouldn't have seen otherwise. She was very protected throughout the entire process."
On how she's perceived.
"I am feisty and I am sassy. It takes a little bit for me to feel comfortable but once I do...I've never been called boring in my everyday life for sure."
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