Star ‘had to decline’ the role

After more than a month of speculation within Bachelor Nation, “Bachelor” Season 28 runner-up Maria Georgas is confirming the rumor that she turned down “The Bachelorette.”

Georgas, a 29-year-old executive assistant from Ontario, Canada, who was introduced as one of 32 women vying for Joey Graziadei’s heart earlier this year, spoke with Alex Cooper about ” Call Her Daddy” on Wednesday’s episode of the podcast to open up about his love life and his experience on “The Bachelor.”

“I was offered the role. It was mine until I said no,” she said. “It became very overwhelming to the point where I had to refuse.”

“I just wasn’t ready,” Georgas added.

Cooper revealed that last month, Georgas was supposed to come on the podcast to promote her announcement as the next “Bachelorette.”

Maria Georgas, bottom left, appeared with some of Joey Graziadei's other romantic interests during the

USA TODAY has contacted ABC for comment.

Each year, producers and studio executives interview several potential contestants — usually contestants from the most recent season — who could become the next lead on “Bachelor” or “Bachelorette.”

On March 25, after Graziadei’s engagement to Kelsey Anderson was revealed on “The Bachelor’s” finale, the franchise announced that Jenn Tran, a 26-year-old physician assistant student from Miami, Florida, would be next protagonist of “Bachelorette”. She will be the first Asian American to play this role in the show’s 22-year history.

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