Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC Television Group © 2011 Disney Photo: Elyse on The Bachelor Season 16

Back when Elyse Myers was merely a name on Reality Steve's spoilerific list of Season 16 contestants, there were already friends/family/co-workers willing to dish about the raven-haired bachelorette . Why not? It's not like they are under contract, right?

HollywoodLife talked to Renee Paris, front desk manager at the Healthplex at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital, in Sarasota, FL., where Elyse reportedly worked until leaving to date Benny boy. “She wasn’t sure who The Bachelor was for a while, but then she did find out,” Renee said of Elyse and Ben Flajnik. “She was very excited. She was so thrilled. She really wanted to do it now. She figured she’s still young enough and why not.”

Elyse is only 24 but Renee told HL that she is "very mature for her age" and probably ready to find love. But she really wants Elyse as the Season 8 Bachelorette (Sorry! Seat's taken!). "That's what we would really love to see,” Renee said. "I have to say, she's a beautiful girl and so sweet." Hmm, Shawntel Newton — y'know, the gal she practically growled at in Episode 3? — may beg to differ.

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Source: HollywoodLife