People are buzzing about the announcement that Sophie Monk will be the next “Bachelorette Australia," as the choice has been somewhat controversial. The announcement that the Season 3 lead would be Sophie came as a shock to fans, as many had been rooting for gals from previous seasons. Monk has been in the entertainment industry for quite some time now, and a fair number of fans are worried that the decision to pick her will change the show. What's the latest on her season?

Monk has been in the business for a while

Sophie Monk first arrived on the scene when she was on the 1999 reality television series “Popstars” at the age of 19.

She was matched up with several other gals to form the band Bardot, and she went on to build a solo singing career, date some well-known men, and most recently, have her own radio show. If the name seems familiar to “Bachelorette” fans around the world, it may be in part due to her previous relationships with with Jason Statham and Good Charlotte musician Benji Madden, and rumors swirled about relationships with Sam Worthington and “Entourage” star Kevin Connolly as well.

Popsugar Australia reveals that Sophie approached “Bachelorette Australia” producers about wanting the gig. She says that she is really anxious to find the right guy and she wants to start a family sooner rather than later. Monk says she wants someone funny, nice, and kind, and she's not looking for someone with a big ego.

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The guys are anxious to join her season

What kind of impact is her celebrity status having on casting? Revealing the decision to have Sophie as the “Bachelorette Australia” lead did come earlier than usual, as Matty J. is still filming his run as the “Bachelor Australia.” According to Yahoo! New Zealand, potential bachelors are flooding producers to try to land a spot on Monk's season and the age bracket for contestants has reportedly been widened. Sophie has said that she's spent plenty of time with the wrong men, and now she's looking for someone genuine.

What do you think of the choice to make Sophie Monk the Season 3 lead for “Bachelorette Australia”? Will she find Mr. Right or will her celebrity status and oftentimes racy past make this one a wreck as some suspect? Filming will start soon on her journey to find love with a premiere date to come a bit later in the year, and there will surely be some spoilers emerging as filming takes place.