Ashley Hebert Named The Next Bachelorette

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She didn't even make The Bachelor finale (she came in third), but Ashley Hebert was confirmed as the new star of The Bachelorette after the show last night.

The announcement came on Jimmy Kimmel Live, just hours after the season finale aired on ABC. Brad Womack selected Emily Maynard over Chantal O'Brien.

On the After the Final Rose special, Chantal revealed that she is already in a new relationship, possibly explaining why she isn't the new Bachelorette star.

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This summer, Ashley Hebert graduates from dental school ... to The Bachelorette!

A 26-year-old native of far-flung Madawaska, Maine, the effervescent cutie looks forward to turning the tables and having the guys fight for her this time.

Unlike the sentiment expressed by many viewers after the show, Ashley said she has full confidence in Brad and Emily. She has no hard feelings, either.

The new season kicks off Monday, May 23 on ABC, with filming set to begin early next month. What do you think of Ashley Hebert as The Bachelorette?

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