Hot Pink Emily Maynard Talks Low-Key Living

Posted Tuesday May 22, 2012 12:48 PM GMT

She’s living it up as the latest babe on “The Bachelorette,” and last night (May 21) Emily Maynard was spotted having dinner in Los Angeles.

The beautiful blonde was all smiles as she encountered shutterbugs as she made her exit from the local eatery, sporting a gorgeous pink sleeveless dress teamed with strappy black heels and carrying a sugar-free Red Bull.

In a recent interview, Emily discussed her personal tastes and how she actually prefers things to be less flashy. “Anyone who knows me knows I would take a pickup truck over a fancy Ferrari any day.”

She also noted that she’s keeping her boundaries in place on the show- “I wouldn’t get in a hot tub on the first date in my normal, everyday life so I sure as hell wouldn’t do it onThe Bachelorette.”

Ms. Maynard is glad that “The Bachelorette” elected to film in her native North Carolina hometown. “As far as it being more of a reality show, it was more real life for me. Getting to come home and sleep in my own bed. I got to see my girlfriends. Life went on pretty normal. It was hard because of the lack of sleep but to be honest, I didn’t even feel like I was working. I had the time of my life.”

And as for the criticism from folks who are slamming her for doing the show as a single parent, Emily fired back, “I definitely felt there was a little bit of a double standard with Jason [Mesnick, The Bachelor season 4 and a single dad] and I. People will see that Ricki’s life wasn’t really affected. She got to travel the world and saw so many things she wouldn’t have seen otherwise. She was very protected throughout the entire process.”

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