Bachelor Brad Womack: “I Am a Completely Different Person”

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Second time's a charm?

Brad Womack — who is returning as The Bachelor next season — believes he'll find The One this time.

"I'll tell you why I'm here again – I believe it can work," he says on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday (check your local listings). "I don't care if people call me an idiot or don't believe those words coming out of my mouth. I truly believe that it can work. So here are 25-30 women that I never, ever would meet in regular life. I'm clearly doing something wrong — I'm still single. So why I not? I really do believe that this can work."

Womack, 37, appeared on the show's 11th season in 2007, angering fans when he left the final two women, DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft, heartbroken by not choosing either of them.

"It was really tough to have 13-14 million Americans call you a jerk," he says. "So I spent a year or two, maybe three, defending myself adamantly . To answer your question, yes, I definitely have or had commitment issues. More importantly, that process is difficult. I thought that I was as open as I was supposed to be and clearly I wasn't. I walked away and wound up all alone and left two girls standing there."

What if he goes through the whole process and doesn't find love?

"I would walk away," he says. "Absolutely. Again, I take this very seriously. I know it is tough to believe it's a television show but … I am a completely different person. I don't want to visit that thought."

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