Mainer makes it to final 3 on “The Bachelor”

Posted Feb. 22, 2011, at 1:25 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A 26-year-old Maine native is among the three finalists on the reality TV show “The Bachelor.”

Ashley Hebert of Madawaska survived Monday night’s rose ceremony episode, making her one of three women still remaining on the ABC show.

In Monday’s episode, Hebert introduced Brad Womack to her family and showed him the northern Maine mill town on the Canadian border where she grew up. Hebert now lives in Philadelphia, where she attends dental school.

“The Bachelor” features 30 women competing for the affection of a handsome bachelor. Contestants are eliminated each week until the season finale.

The season kicked off Jan. 3.