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What to know about 'The Bachelor' contestant Maria Georgas

Maria poses for photos in a floral dress.
Maria Georgas on season 28 of "The Bachelor."Disney/Richard Middlesworth
  • Maria Georgas is one of the contestants on season 28 of "The Bachelor."

  • She's a 29-year-old executive assistant from Ontario, Canada.

  • Here's everything to know about her life outside the show.

With her daring fashion choices and no-nonsense personality, Maria Georgas has quickly established herself as one to watch on season 28 of "The Bachelor."

Maria, 29, is one of the 32 women chosen to compete for tennis pro Joey Graziadei's heart on the latest season of ABC's hit reality TV show. On the season premiere, Maria's confidence caught Joey's attention and he called her a "firecracker with swagger that I am drawn to."

"I can tell already she is one that is going to keep me on my toes," he said.

Since then, Maria has found herself involved in unexpected drama with fellow contestant Sydney Gordon, which she deemed the "dumbest fight in Bachelor Nation history."

Here's what to know about Maria.

She's an executive assistant from Canada

Maria Georgas on the season 28 premiere of "The Bachelor."
Maria Georgas on the season 28 premiere of "The Bachelor."ABC

Maria is from Kleinburg, Ontario, and has been single for five years.

Though she still lives in Canada, she told Joey that she's willing to relocate for a committed relationship.

Her dad is the president of Jubilee Candy

Nick Georgas has been president of the corporation since it was founded in January 2009 in Woodbridge, Ontario.

Jubilee Candy specializes in cake decoration and produces everything from colored sugar to sprinkles and candy-coated chocolate chips.

She had a minor role in a Vin Diesel movie as a kid

"The Pacifer," released in 2005, starred Diesel as a Navy SEAL lieutenant tasked with protecting the five children of a scientist. Maria is credited as Firefly #1, a member of the Girl Scouts.

She has a black belt in Taekwondo

Maria gave fans a glimpse into her flexibility and skills in a short video shared on Instagram in June 2016.

"The Bachelor" season 28 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Read the original article on Business Insider