Bachelorette Emily Maynard: I'm Drawn to "Quiet Confidence"
Braggarts, show-offs, and loudmouths aren't going to get very far with Emily Maynard.
In a chat with Esquire magazine, the Bachelorette -- who will hand out her season's final rose to either Arie Luyendyk or Jef Holm on Sunday evening -- opens up about the kind of guy she's most attracted to.
"Every girl's different, but for me, I tend to like guys who kind of hang at the back and aren't the guy who's like, 'Look at me up here. I'm so great. I have such a fantastic job,'" Maynard, 26, tells the mag. "I like guys who are just themselves and genuine and funny."
"All girls like attention. But in that setting, I was more drawn to the guys who had a quieter confidence than the guys who came in on a helicopter," the reality star reveals, alluding to contestant Kalon McMahon's over-the-top entrance during her season's first episode.
And while Ryan Bowers, an Atlanta gym owner, started off the season as a front-runner -- earning a one-on-one date in Week 2 -- Maynard says his arrogance started to get to her after a while. The breaking point? Bowers' 30-minute debate with her about why she was wrong to not hand him the rose after an outing together.
"I'm sure there are a lot of girls who fall for that," Maynard admits. But, "That's usually a sign to me that something else is wrong, if somebody is overly confident or a salesman for himself. That's not attractive to me at all."
Something else the single mom learned about herself during the Bachelorette process? She wasn't especially equipped to handle all of her male suitors' tears.
"They did [cry a lot]. And I was super-awkward. I think I just made it worse," she confesses. "You would think, as a mom, I should be good at that. But I just wasn't."