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Ashley Hebert will be the next star of 'The Bachelorette'

Ashley Hebert will get a second opportunity to find love when she stars in the seventh edition of 'The Bachelorette.' (Craig Sjodin)

March 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel introduced ABC's new "Bachelorette" Monday night.

Ashley Hebert, one of the last women Brad Womack rejected on this season's "The Bachelor," will get a second chance to find love as the next star of "The Bachelorette."

Hebert couldn't admit she was in love with Womack - and it might have cost her the final rose. But she said she's happy Womack didn't pick her.

"Believe it or not, despite what you saw, I just wanted Brad to be happy," Hebert said.

The dental school student also said she's nervous about eliminating potential husbands.

"It's not going to be easy but I think that if I don't want to keep somebody around it's the best thing for them and it's the best thing for me," said Hebert.

She said she's only been on about five real dates in the last four years.

"The Bachelorette" premieres May 23 on ABC7.

On Monday's finale of "The Bachelor," Womack proposed to Emily Maynard, a children's hospital event planner from Charlotte, N.C.