Following Monday's (March 14) highly rated finale of "The Bachelor," ABC announced the identity of the new star of "The Bachelorette" and that lucky star is...
 
 
Aren't you excited? 
 
A 26-year-old Philadelphia resident finishing a degree in dentistry, Ashley was one of the ladies competing to win Brad Womack's heart in the just-completed installment of "The Bachelor."
 
According to ABC, Ashley and Brad fell for each other and she even took him to her hometown, but things crumbled in South Africa, leaving Ashley "surprised and heartbroken."
 
We'll really have to take ABC's word for it.
 
"The Bachelorette" will premiere on Monday, May 23 at 9 p.m. and then will settle into its regular 8 to 10:01 p.m. timeslot the following week.