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Tennessee native hopes to be chosen as ABC's new Bachelorette

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A Tennessee woman is vying to become the next Bachelorette.

Dr. Misee Harris, 28, is a pediatric dentist originally from Columbia, Tennessee and she is looking for love.

She's hoping to find it on the ABC dating show, The Bachelorette.

Harris launched a massive Facebook campaign seven weeks ago to help her reach her goal of becoming the show's first black Bachelorette.

"I thought about the show and I thought about myself and I said, 'You know what? I'm going to do something really bold and courageous.' Little did I know it was going to turn out this big," said Harris.

Harris has gained more than 15,000 Facebook fans and more than 20,000 followers on Twitter.

After 25 seasons, the show has yet to feature a non-white bachelor or bachelorette.

In June of last year, Harris was actually chosen to be a contestant on The Bachelor but declined the offer.

"I kind of felt like I was going to be gone in 60 seconds and was going to have to do a really sad limo cry in order to get America's attention.  I realized I was worth more than that," said Harris.

Now that she has America's attention, Harris hopes to grab the attention of the show's producers.

If she is chosen, Harris will not only be the first black Bachelorette, but also the first Bachelorette who wasn't already on The Bachelor.

If she isn't chosen, Harris is confident she still has many great things ahead.

"Definitely my journey is not over. Whether I'm cast as the next Bachelorette or not, I have so much more to show the world," said Harris.

ABC is expected to announce who the next Bachelorette will be Monday night following the Bachelor finale.

Harris is currently completing her residency at the University of Kentucky and plans to move back to Tennessee in a few months to practice.

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