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ABC brings ‘Bachelor’ casting call to Charlotte

Emily Maynard on May 28, 2013. "The Bachelorette" Season 8 star currently lives in Charlotte with her husband Tyler Johnson.
Emily Maynard on May 28, 2013. "The Bachelorette" Season 8 star currently lives in Charlotte with her husband Tyler Johnson. dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

Romantics and reality TV lovers will have a chance to follow in Charlotte bachelorette Emily Maynard’s footsteps Thursday, when an open casting call for “The Bachelor” comes to Charlotte.

The casting call for the reality dating show’s 20th season is 5-8 p.m. at Suite at the EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.

Hopeful candidates are encouraged to send in an application and video, but are welcome to come to the casting call before sending them.

Charlotte is already home to one bachelorette, Maynard, who filmed “The Bachelorette” in the Queen City and joined the 15th season of “The Bachelor” featuring Brad Womack in 2011.

The primetime ABC show features a bachelor looking for a woman to marry as he dates candidates throughout the season.

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