Emily Maynard Predicts the Next Bachelor: Juan Pablo Is "Really Cute"

Exclusive! We chatted with the former ABC reality star while she was promoting her new line of jewelry

By Tierney Bricker Jul 11, 2013 4:30 PMTags
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Start trimming the roses 'cause a new Bachelor is coming!

Though the current season of The Bachelorette is still far from over, with Desiree Hartsock set to visit the hometowns of the four remaining suitors in Monday's episode (which includes a surprising return!), everyone is buzzing about who will be the next Bachelor...including former Bachelorette Emily Maynard!

We exclusively chatted with the fan favorite, whose new jewelry collection is available for purchase on her official site, about Desiree's season and which of the guys she thinks could be the next Bachelor! Plus, she reveals to us if she'd ever return to reality TV to find love!

Though she's hard at work on her jewelry line, Emily reveals to us she still makes time to watch The Bachelorette each week. "I have always been a huge fan of the show. I love the show and now that we are getting into hometown and seeing a love story starting to develop," she says. 

But Emily isn't quite able to put her finger on which guy Desiree, who will be sporting some of Emily's jewelry in upcoming episodes, will choose in the end, explaining, "The past couple of seasons I haven¹t been able to pick who will make it like in Sean's [Lowe].  I have lost my touch and I still have no idea but she has a great group of guys for sure!"

Of course, people wonder just as much about who will be the next Bachelor after Des crushes their heart, but Emily is hoping the series switches things up a bit.

"Part of me wishes they would go back to going for people who aren't known that haven't been recycled," she explains. "That was a lot of fun. I don't think they will ever go back to that and I don't know the reasoning behind it."

Still, Emily says there are a few guys on Des' season she'd be happy to watch find love on TV in the future. "I really like Juan Pablo. He is the cutest thing," she says. "Out of the remaining guys I think any of them would be a good fit for the Bachelor, but I don't know who she has picked. Chris, he is cute, but they all could be good."

But would she ever return as the Bachelorette to find love again? "Oh no, I think people are tired of seeing me trying to find love on TV!" Emily says, before admitting she is "seeing someone."

Finally, we had to know if Emily was planning on sending Sean, the third-place finisher on her season, and his wife-to-be Catherine Giudici a gift for their upcoming wedding. "Honestly I don¹t know even what I¹m having for dinner," she jokes. "I am so happy for them I know it will be a beautiful wedding!"

—Reporting by Senta Scarborough