Emily Maynard: The Bachelor Favorite?

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From the moment she was introduced on The Bachelor season premiere last night, Emily Maynard became a favorite - to win, and among viewers.

Emily was formerly engaged to Ricky Hendrick, a NASCAR driver who died in a plane crash in 2004. Right after that, she learned she was pregnant.

The beautiful single mom from Charlotte, N.C., is the quintessential Southern belle and a sweetheart to boot. Brad Womack? Immediately smitten.

She's got the story, the looks and the personality. Will she win? Here's The Bachelor's introductory Emily Maynard montage from Monday ...

With a little plastic surgery, Hugh Hefner would be all over it, but luckily for us, she doesn't look to be artificially enhanced. Except for the tan.

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The Bachelor Quotes

There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

It was a fairytale proposal like I’ve always dreamed about. I forgot that there [were] cameras around. In that moment, it was just Matt and I and it was the most amazing moment of my entire life.

Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]