SHERMAN, TX -- Texoma native, Mandy Sanders is all country and stayed true to her roots, even on the set of the reality TV show Sweet Home Alabama.
"We'll I'm going to be who I truly am. I sent in pictures of me with a dead turkey, a dead coyote, hunting pictures, stuff I do in my normal life."
In the southern style bachelor show, eleven country women, join eleven ladies from the city, all competing for the heart of southern gentleman, Tribble Reese.
Skeptical about the idea of falling in love on reality TV? Mandy went into the show with an open heart.
"It had to be something that I could build on and something that I know later in life that we went through this amazing experience together and that's what makes us the couple we are today," said Sanders.
Living in a house with 21 other women, with no phones and no internet, becomes a breading ground for drama.
"So you know living in a house with other girls, you know, there's going to be a lot of words said, a lot of tears, a lot of feelings hurt," said Sanders.
Mandy's lips are sealed when it comes to spoilers, but episode two holds special meaning for her, she said.
"On episode two, probably the most amazing thing I've ever done in my life. I mean, I probably am going to cry when I see the episode. It shows who I am, and I think that episode will show people the type of person that I am," said Sanders.
The experience is something she would do again, said Sanders.
"I don't regret doing this. I feel as if I put myself out there, and you know America's going to see who I truly am and hopefully they'll fall in love with me," Sanders said.
You can watch Mandy on season two of Sweet Home Alabama, airing on CMT.