New Bachelorette on Career, Love
For the new season, Fedotowsky said she's going for the "wow" factor, making her eyes pop.
Ali Fedotowsky had her first wardrobe fitting with "The Bachelorette" stylist Cary Fetman.
(Erin Laurence)"I'll probably play up eye makeup a little bit more because I realize that it looks great on camera," she said. "I remember seeing like Ella, Vienna, and Tenley, they always did their eyes really big and they looked great."
A new focus on her eyes is not the only change fans will see this season. The spontaneous Bachelorette said that she "might do some things a little different" than in past seasons.
The career-conscious Fedotowsky recently left her job to become the next Bachelorette, a decision that weighed heavily on her.
On the way to the airport to fly to Los Angeles for her fitting, Fedotowsky recalled, "I'm sitting there like, 'Oh, I just quit my job and I'm scared and what am I going to do after this."
One friend said, "If you meet the man you're going to marry, none of that matters." And she replied, "I was like you're so right."
What Fedotowsky Wants in a Man
But what does she want in a man?
"I'm looking for that guy, the character Tom from the movie '500 Days of Summer,'" she said. "I want a guy who's smart, funny and creative."
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"You'd think that the fact that I'm the Bachelorette, that means I have more control, but I feel like this is more nerve-wracking than the first time around because, I'm like, what if no one likes me, what if no one picks me," she said. "I really had real emotions [on "The Bachelor" last season] and I have faith that I'll meet someone here and I'm just really excited for that end and to start my life after this."
Fedotowsky will go to the show with tokens from home. She said her co-workers gave her new tennis shoes with the words: "I [heart] _____," which she's hoping to fill in at the end of the 10-week show.
"I'm really hopeful, that I'll meet someone at the end of this, and that they'll have strong enough feelings for me that they'll want to ask me to be their wife," she said.
Going into the new season, which will air in the summer of 2010, Fedotowsky said she has learned how important it is to believe in oneself.
"My mom sent me this rock that has 'Believe' carved into it and she said to 'keep this near you and look at it every day and remember to believe in yourself,'" she said. "I have to believe in myself and it'll work out."