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Bachelorette Emily Maynard made her big splash on the small screen in spring 2012.

The Bachelor Season 15 winner kicked off The Bachelorette’s eighth season on May 14, 2012, making her debut not at the Bachelor Mansion (located in Los Angeles), but in her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, so she could stay close to her adorable 7-year-old daughter, Ricki.

Filming started on March 14.

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