'Bachelor' Brad Womack says 2nd time's a charm

THE BACHELOR - Brad Womack - once considered by many to be the "most hated Bachelor" in the series' history - has spent the better part of the last three years going through a radical personal transformation after the shocking finale night that changed his life forever. Now he is really ready - healthier both in body and mind - to make a genuine commitment to a relationship, as he stars in the next edition of ABC's hit romance reality series, "The Bachelor," when it returns to ABC in January 2011. (ABC/CRAIG SJODIN) BACK ROW: LISA M., JACKIE, ALLI, JILL, LAUREN, MICHELLE, MADISON, REBECCA, SARAH L., SHAWNTEL, KELTIE; MIDDLE ROW: LINDSAY, MEGHAN, MARISSA, BRITNEE, JESSICA, BRITT, RENEE, LACEY, SARAH P., EMILY; BOTTOM ROW: ASHLEY H., STACEY, KIMBERLY,, LISA P., BRAD WOMACK, CRISTY, RAICHEL, MELISSA, ASHLEY S., CHANTAL 122027_D_0056

January 3, 2011 1:10:21 PM PST
Brad Womack says his second turn as "The Bachelor" on ABC turned out better than the first. The 38-year-old bar owner can't divulge the outcome of the reality dating show but does hint things are good. He says he fell in love and is "a happy guy."

Womack shocked and angered many fans of the show in 2007 when he rejected both finalists, Jenni Croft and DeAnna Pappas.

After the show, he began seeing a therapist to work on what he describes as commitment-phobia.

When ABC called to see if he was interested in joining the show again, he was surprised.

Even with the opportunity for a do over, Womack says he was prepared to walk away again if he didn't feel he found the right girl.

The 15th season of "The Bachelor" premieres Monday night.