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Emily Maynard is sashaying to a small screen near you! This southern sweetheart has joined the cast of Dancing With the Stars Season 16, and we're hardly surprised — we've all seen her do The Running Man (see below).

But it looks like Emily has no choice when it comes to starring on DWTS. It was built into her Bachelorette contract with ABC! "When she signed her contract to be on The Bachelorette, ABC also had her sign on to commit to doing Dancing with the Stars. She loves being in the limelight,” a source tells Star. 

Last time we checked, Emily wanted to host a talk show — but this could be a great stepping stone! "Emily told me the real reason she wants to do the show is to help get herself her own talk show,” the source says. “She’s terrified of losing her fame. She loves being famous and has wanted it her entire life.”

Emily was born to be on television (that smile!), so we're thrilled about her upcoming stint on Dancing With The Stars. Do you think she'll pirouette her way to the top?

Source: Star Magazine (via RadarOnline)

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Credit: YouTube Photo: Emily Maynard Teaches Jef Holm How to Do the Running Man (VIDEO)