Emily Maynard is in her element. And not just because The Bachelorette has initially relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina so the single mom can stay at home with her daughter Ricki.
In a conference call with the media yesterday, two days after America watched her hand out her first roses, Emily said that the guys saw her "feisty and sassy" side this season -- a side that didn't come across much when she was on The Bachelor last year.
"The guys came in having an image of me in their head, but as they got to know me better, they all said [I was] nothing like they thought I'd be, and that it was a good thing," Maynard said, adding that she'd "never been called 'boring' in [her] normal everyday life."
The clip preview for this season hints that Emily will indeed bring the sass, and a bit of a sailor mouth, to the show this season. And that's good news for ABC and Bachelorette fans, too, who prefer their reality TV romance with a hefty side of drama.
As for the romantic results of the show, Emily stayed tight-lipped, but she did share some thoughts on this week's premiere, how the show has affected her daughter, and more: