Emily Maynard seemed especially smitten by single dads Doug and Tony on Monday's Bachelorette premiere, but former ABC leading lady Ali Fedotowsky says it's Jef who's a better match.
"I am loving Jef with one F!" Fedotowsky, ABC's 2010 Bachelorette, told Us Weekly at a Los Angeles viewing party Monday. "I just think he is spunky and I want to be friends with him!"
Having given Brad Womack's ex Maynard, 26, advice before she began her search for love in Charlotte, N.C., Fedotowsky tells Us that Jef fits Maynard's profile of her ideal guy. "She says she likes guys who are tattooed and a little more on the rougher side," explains the newly-single Fedotwsky. "Jef could possibly be [a frontrunner] because he seems like he's a little funky, a little different and I think she'd like that."
Fedotowsky — who split from her Bachelorette love match Roberto Martinez in November 2011 — also raved about race car driver Arie and single father Doug, who had his 11-year-old son write Maynard a note introducing his dad.
"Whoever ends up with Emily is going to end up with a kid. They need to know that and the great thing about Doug is that he has a child. He knows what it's about and he obviously has a good relationship with his son based on the letter that he wrote Emily, so I think that's going to be huge for her!"
Eliminating six guys at the end of Monday's premiere, Maynard seemed optimistic with her remaining suitors. "You all have exceeded my expectations a million times over and I'm really confident that it can work out this time," she told the men after Monday's rose ceremony.
Tell Us: Who do you think is the best Bachelorette match for Emily?
Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!