Sophie Monk goes from pop music to reality dating as The Bachelorette

A former pop star has just been announced as the new Bachelorette. Photo / ABC
A former pop star has just been announced as the new Bachelorette. Photo / ABC

She's had several failed relationships, including two broken engagements, but Sophie Monk has certainly not given up on love.

The 37-year-old was recently confirmed as the new Bachelorette, the Daily Mail reports.

The unlucky in love media personality will date various potential suitors on Channel Ten's hit dating show, with hopes of finding true love.

Speaking to News Corp on Sunday, the actress said she wants to meet someone who's authentic and independent.

"I would love them to not want fame, just someone down to earth and sweet ... Someone that works because I don't want to have to pay for everything," she said. "Someone who is not competitive. Just a man who has got a good self-esteem. I don't really want a boyfriend that is obsessed with how he looks because I don't care."

She added; "I definitely want a family and I want someone that wants children too. I want to have a normal life like everyone else."

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The former Bardot singer, who has previously dated the likes of singer Benji Madden and actor Sam Worthington, revealed that her mother Sandi convinced her to join the show.

She said that she's eager to meet someone who is not in the entertainment industry because high-profile men tend to have "big egos."

Benji Madden and Sophie Monk. Photo / Getty Images
Benji Madden and Sophie Monk. Photo / Getty Images

Earlier this year, the stunning blonde revealed that she's so eager to have children that she's prepared to do it alone, telling the Daily Telegraph: "I've never felt clucky until now. Recently, anything little, I just want it.

"Ideally I'd like to have kids this year but I need a guy. I reckon I would do it by myself to be honest - if it got to that time. My sister is like my husband, so she would look after it, but I would like to do it properly."

She added: "If I wasn't in this industry I reckon I'd be married with four kids already but it is tough, I find, with what people's intentions are as well. Also, I'm not going to meet anyone because a guy might come up for a photo and it is awkward."

The former pop star previously admitted that finding the right man has not been easy. That's something she blames largely on her notoriety, saying that being a popular face and sex symbol makes it hard to meet people.

She got engaged to singer Benji Madden in 2007, although they split the following year.

In 2011, the singer announced her engagement to Jimmy Esebag before parting ways just months later. In 2013, Sophie began dating Sam Worthington although they later split.

- Daily Mail

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