By Jennifer Harrington

It’s been a few months since Brad Womack bid Ashley Hebert farewell, as she left South Africa brokenhearted and in tears, but starting May 23, the season 15 contestant will be back on ABC – and this time, she’ll be handing out the roses!  The spunky 26-year-old dental student from Maine will be the seventh lucky lady featured on The Bachelorette, with 25 eligible bachelors vying to be her husband.  We had such a great time watching Brad and Emily Maynard’s love story on The Bachelor, and we can hardly wait to see what’s in store for the newly brunette Ashley!

In a recent article from People, Ashley proclaimed her excitement for the upcoming season and said, “I’m open hearted and interested in meeting the guys,” and added that hopefully, she’ll “fall in love.”  Cupid’s Pulse shares her enthusiasm for her upcoming journey to find love, and we’ll be right there with Ashley every step of the way through each rose ceremony!

Before the season starts, check back for more information about Ashley and the 25 bachelors.  We’ll also explore why, after several beautiful, accomplished past bachelorettes (Trista Rehn, Meredith Phillips, Jen Schefft, DeAnna Pappas, Jillian Harris and Ali Fedotowsky) Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss believes Ashley “will be a different kind of bachelorette.”

On May 23, make sure your DVR is set and mark The Bachelorette on your calendar for Monday evenings!  And of course, check in with Cupid every Tuesday morning to read our recap of the episode, some insights into her decisions, and our predictions on who we think will get the final rose.  Along the way, we want to hear from you about Ashley’s dates, men and choices, so please comment and tweet us (@CupidsPulse)!

In the meantime, stay tuned for an exclusive interview with a past Bachelorette winner! Until then, guess who it is in a comment below!