Will Georgia find her Mr Love?
WHEN she was approached to be the next Bachelorette, Georgia Love thought she was being pranked.
The WIN newsreader received an unexpected phone call after landing on the radar of the dating show's producers thanks to her charity work.
"I thought it might be a prank; I was a bit sceptical about it," Ms Love told APN's The Guide.
"I got off the phone and after having a bit of a laugh I had a really good think about it.
"The world works in mysterious ways. Why couldn't this be the way I could get my happily ever after?"
The career-driven Melbourne native, who worked for WIN Network in Launceston and Hobart, quit her role as a TV journalist to focus on filming the series in Sydney.
"I'm a big advocate that people should have both a relationship and a career, but to do this wholeheartedly I needed to put myself into this," she said.
"I knew (if I did both) I couldn't put 100% into everything.
"It was a huge gamble and a huge risk, which made the whole thing extremely scary, as well as exciting."
But don't expect this year's season to be all rose petals and flirtatious conversations. Ms Love said she's a "massive dag".
"Everyone will see that come out from the very first night," she said.
"I'd like to say I'm like a girl next door but I've got lots of quirks. I was a dance teacher for a few years and I loved that. I do a bit of musical theatre and I was a trapeze artist and instructor in Malaysia about six years ago."
She may just be in luck, with this year's crop of 16 bachelors going out of their way to make memorable entrances. One arrived with a donkey in tow for the sake of a punchline.
"The guys were very creative and very entertaining," Love said.
"There were more guys on arrival who did something or had something than those who didn't. I loved that they tried to be memorable, but I have to say that didn't sway me. Some of the men who stood out to me the first night were just the ones who came up to talk to me."
During the premiere of last year's inaugural season of The Bachelorette there was instant chemistry between Sam Frost and eventual winner Sasha Mielczarek. Are there sparks for Georgia during Wednesday's premiere?
"From my point of view there was instant chemistry," she said.
"But in saying that, first impressions don't mean everything and in some cases don't mean anything."
This year's Bachelor Richie Strahan wasn't afraid of an on-camera pash. Does Ms Love have a policy on kissing on the first date?
"I didn't have any policies for anything going into it. What I will say is not every first date involved a kiss," she said.
"But you can't fall in love and then find out they're a bad kisser. You can learn a lot from a first kiss."
The 28-year-old hasn't ruled out moving interstate for the man of her dreams.
"I have done long-distance relationships before... if you want it to work out I don't think distance means anything. I have moved for work numerous times, so to move for love is such a better reason to do that."
Season two of The Bachelorette premieres on Channel 10 tomorrow at 7.30pm.