So, one of the first contestants that caught my attention was Emily, who says she is the ex-fiance of a Nascar race car driver who died in a plane crash on October, 24, 2004. It turns out the race car driver was Ricky Hendrick, who was reportedly a partial owner of Hendrick Motorsports. His father Rick Hendrick, founded Hendrick Motorsports. Ricky started racing at age 15, the same age Emily says they met and fell in love. The couple got engaged when she was 19.
Ricky was tragically killed along with seven other family members and friends during the airplane accident in Martinsville, VA on Oct. 24, 2004. Emily, who had decided not to go on the flight with Ricky, found out soon after the tragedy that she was pregnant with the couple's first child. She is now raising their daughter.
Despite her tragic love story, the hospital event planner is ready to find love again on The Bachelor. Do you think she will find love with Brad? Let us know in the comments!