Source: Emily Maynard Asked to Be The Bachelorette

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After Brad Womack famously selected no one in his first stint as The Bachelor, the Texas bar owner was brought back for a second go-around last winter.

He got engaged to Emily Maynard, but that fizzled out before long. Now it's Emily being sought by ABC to return for another stint on the reality franchise.

In fact, the network has already asked her to be The Bachelorette, sources say, and despite her earlier lack of interest, "It's basically a done deal." Wow.

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Another source close to Emily Maynard, the single mom of six-year-old Ricki, tells Life & Style that while "she hasn't signed the contract yet, she's fully on board."

Since splitting with Brad in May after becoming engaged to him on The Bachelor season finale, the North Carolina product has been linked to various men.

Jeremy Shockey of the NFL's Carolina Panthers and Most Eligible Dallas cast member Matt Nordgren come to mind, though she has denied seriously dating either.

Perhaps the allure of being The Bachelorette grew on her. "Emily is America's sweetheart," adds the source. "Fans will be thrilled! Everyone loved her."

True. If Emily doesn't pan out, look for a castoff from Ben Flajnik's season to fill the role (The Bachelor spoilers we've read single out a few prospects).

What do you think: Should Emily Maynard be The Bachelorette?

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