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Greek-Canadian Maria Georgas Declined Being the Next Bachelorette

Greek-Canadian Maria Georgas, a 29-year-old from Toronto, turned down the opportunity to be the next Bachelorette on ABC’s reality show. Her father, Nick Georgas, is a successful businessman and president of Jubilee Candy Corp.

Maria had appeared on Joey Graziadei’s season of “The Bachelor” and was offered the role of Bachelorette but chose to decline. She shared her reasoning on Alex Cooper’s ‘Call Her Daddy‘ podcast on May 1, explaining that although the role was hers until she said otherwise, she felt overwhelmed and ultimately decided against it.

E! News reported that she had already undergone fittings, emphasizing that her selection as the next Bachelorette seemed almost certain until she withdrew. In March, Jenn Tran was announced as the new lead for season 21.

Maria said she was not ready to hand out roses as the Bachelorette, while Jenn was perfectly suited for the role. She described Jenn as one of her closest friends from “The Bachelor” house and felt that her desire for the role made her the best fit.

Reflecting on her decision, Maria recognized she wasn’t in the right headspace to undertake the journey of being the Bachelorette. The extensive process of the show made her feel that she wasn’t prepared to jump right back into the dating scene after her time on “The Bachelor”.

Maria also praised Jenn as the ideal choice, noting that Jenn was ready for the challenge. The support she received from others to be the next Bachelorette wasn’t enough to change Maria’s feelings, and she ultimately decided to spend time with her family and friends instead.

Looking back, she felt confident that she made the right decision, given the challenges she faced during her time on “The Bachelor”. While she appreciated the potential of having her own show and more control, she wasn’t comfortable with the isolation and the personal sacrifices required for the role.


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