ABC has released, in the form of a season overview, more details of Emily Maynard‘s search for love, commencing Monday, May 14 on The Bachelorette.
While kicking things off in her hometown of Charlotte, Emily will travel to Dubrovnik, Croatia; Prague, Czech Republic; and London, England this summer.
Read The Bachelorette spoilers we’ve pulled together so far regarding which men make it to the hometown dates and more, then read ABC’s rundown:
The 26-year-old former Bachelor winner first meets her 25 suitors at a southern mansion for a cocktail party after putting six-year-old daughter Ricki to bed.
Several of Maynard’s bachelors will attempt to make memorable first impressions during their arrivals as always … that’s par for the course on this show.
Think actual glass slippers being presented, dudes riding in on skateboards, a party MC who breaks down into dance, and a gesture from a true southern gentleman who gives Emily something to symbolize how he’d protect her and Ricki.
In addition, Maynard will also encounter one suitor who makes a grand entrance in a helicopter … is it Brad Womack? Is it Bentley Williams? No and no.
The promos always mislead you that way …
Anyway, once the cocktail party begins, the competition to impress Maynard only intensifies, as a “confident” charmer gets upstaged by a single dad of six.
A “handsome” man gives her a pair of custom bobblehead dolls, a bachelor is nervous to explain his career because it may remind her of her late fiance, and another single father brings her a heartfelt letter from his 11-year-old son to read.
The mood then turns serious when host Chris Harrison arrives and reveals it’s time for Maynard to present one of the men with a first impression rose.
The men will become increasingly competitive, as Emily decides to award the special rose to one “charming” bachelor … a decision surprising nobody.
The Bachelorette season premiere will conclude with Maynard whittling her 25 bachelors down to 19. But she’s just getting started at that juncture.
Emily Maynard’s around-the-world dates will include:
- Traveling to Bermuda where she must eliminate three bachelors before leaving.
- Visiting London for a week where she’ll receive a double-decker bus tour of Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park along with a solo dinner in the Tower of London and watching a group of suitors perform scenes from “Romeo and Juliet” in Stratford-on-Avon.
- Traveling to Dubrovnik where she’lll watch Pixar’s upocoming Brave movie and a group of bachelors will compete in a round of Highland games to win extra time with her.
- Going to Prague where Maynard and her remaining bachelors will enjoy a private dinner cruise down the Vltava River, explore a medieval castle, and check out the Lennon Wall of Love and a spooky dungeon.
After four hometown dates, the final three men will then have “exotic” overnight dates with Maynard in an undisclosed location. According to ABC, obviously “there are surprises in store for Emily that will shake her world.”
Color us shocked and in utter disbelief.