Who’s got all the guys going gaga? As one of America’s most beautiful bachelorette’s, Emily Maynard is sweet, stunning, and just so happens to be heating up TV screens all across the U.S.
The 26-year-old Southern bell is more than just her blonde hair, radiant smile, amazing bod, and charming personality… she’s a proud and devoted mom at heart. Capturing our attention—and wooing some pretty good lookin’ men in the process—this West Virginia native is one strong, incredible woman, inside and out.
How does our favorite sweetheart—and very busy mama—keep her figure so fab? Maynard told SHAPE, “Honestly, our schedule was so intense that I didn’t have a lot of time to think about working out or a diet plan. The hours alone kept my metabolism burning off calories! Does kissing boys count as exercise?”
We’d say it does! Aside from those steamy make-out sessions, when it comes to her workouts the reality star is a big fan of multi-tasking, using resistance bands while doing housework or waiting for a facial mask to dry. Chasing around her six-year-old daughter Ricki counts as cardio, and she keeps things on the healthy side with delicious salads (hold the cheese) and sushi with brown rice instead of white. She also often snacks on apples or bananas with peanut butter (she loves PB&J as much as Ricki does!).
But life on The Bachelorette wouldn’t be so sweet without a bit of indulging. “I love fried foods. I know they’re so bad… but I’m a Southern girl so it’s my guilty pleasure,” she says. “I have a slight addiction to diet coke that I’m trying to curb, but for now I make myself drink a glass of water every time I crave it.”
Everything in moderation for this TV charmer! Through it all, Maynard has learned some pretty important lessons both in life and love. “I really loved being on The Bachelorette because I had to really challenge myself in ways I’ve never had to before. Breaking up with a guy and choosing the right words to tell him is really difficult, and I learned a lot about myself through the process.”
Will she find love on the hit ABC show? Tune in to the season finale on Sunday, July 22 at 8/7c to find out!