Plans behind getting “The Bachelorette” 2012 running took a lot work for producers to meet Emily Maynard’s demands. According to the latest In Touch report, a source claims Emily was practically a diva bringing her strict requirements to the table if she agreed to be “The Bachelorette.” The single mom knew producers would do almost anything to have her appear on the show and she wanted to make sure her season was unlike any other — especially that of Ashley Hebert’s!
“The producers have completely changed the format this season in order to meet Emily’s demands,” a source told In Touch magazine. “She wanted only the best-looking, most mannered guys.”
Apparently no broke men or losers on her “Bachelorette” cast!
The insider added, “She’s whittling it down to a handful of candidates who she will spend a lot more time with. If she doesn’t like a guy, he’s gone.”
Emily also had the producers put the top guys in the same boat during a group date in which they had boat races.
This might seem diva-like of a lead to be so demanding in order to be “The Bachelorette,” but in a sense it’s refreshing a woman looking for love has such high standards — and to have them met by producers. Maynard reportedly received $250,000 to be the 2012 lead. The show relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina so Emily could be close to her six-year-old daughter, Ricki.
Everything about “The Bachelorette” 2012 will be an exception to traditional formats seen in recent seasons. This year the show departs from the cute girl theme by choosing a glamorous, stylish, and single mother out to find true love. When it boils down to the contestants and location as well, Emily pretty much called the shots. When she said “Jump,” the producers asked, “How high?” Will any other “Bachelorette” have this much power in the future?