The finale of "The Bachelor" starts at 8 p.m. tonight on ABC. Brad Womack will give his final rose -- and perhaps an engagement ring -- to either Chantal or Emily. Viewers will find out if Brad and his top pick are still together on "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" which airs at 10 p.m.
Brad is the first repeat "Bachelor" in the show's history. In 2007, he dumped both his final ladies on the last episode of the season. He said he wasn't ready for marriage then, but insists that he's ready now.
In interviews since this season ended its filming, Brad has confirmed that he's still with his top choice and he's "never been happier." This season Brad narrowed his field of bachelorettes from 30 to two. Emily, a 24-year-old hospital event planner from Charlotte, NC., thinks Brad will be the perfect father figure for her 5-year-old daughter, Ricki. Emily was engaged to race car driver Ricky Hendrick, who died in a place crash in 2004. Hendrick was the son of Rick Hendrick, Jeff Gordon's NASCAR team owner. Chantal O'Brien, a 28-year-old divorced executive assistant from Seattle, says Brad is her ideal match. Chantal slapped Brad "for every woman in America" when she met him on the week-one episode. Brad said he appreciated her "aggressiveness."
Here are the other women who appeared on the show this season.
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Eliminated week nine:
Ashley H: a 26-year-old dental student in Philadelphia, who's from a small town in Maine. Before he started the week-nine rose ceremony, Brad asked to speak privately with Ashley. "You and I both know that our date didn't go well at all. Not at all... I am so sorry. I'm completely shocked that a relationship I felt so strongly about has gone in a different direction." Brad apologized for asking tough questions on their date. Ashley said she wanted him to ask those questions. "I'm sitting here very brokenhearted, but I still have questions," Brad said. "I'm just frustrated, I guess," Ashley said. "I need to tell you goodbye. I don't want you to stand through the rose ceremony and look at you and not give you some rose." Ashley stood up and said O.K. When Brad seemed surprised at her attitude, Ashley said, "I'm not going to beg you to change your mind... Very surprising. I thought this was it," Ashley said. Brad walked her out.
"I wish I could have smiled and hugged him and been myself... Brad's a great guy and I think we had a really great thing. And when we were together, it was honestly magic for me but sometimes that spark isn't enough," Ashley said in the limo that drove her away from Brad.
Eliminated on the week-eight episode after hometown visits:
Shawntel, the 25-year-old funeral director from Chico, Calif. "Your family's so great," Brad told Shawntel. He said he just didn't feel the way a man should feel when Shawntel said she was falling in love with him. "You've set the bar for me," Shawntel said. "I have, like, just so much respect for you and I just wish you, like, the most happiness in the world. You're just so great." Shawntel said as Brad walked her to the limo that would take her to the airport. In her limo ride, she said, "I saw myself marrying Brad... I definitely didn't see this coming. I think he's so perfect." She said Brad treated her like a princess and she hoped she'd meet someone just like him.
Eliminated during week seven:
Michelle, the 30-year-old mom of one from Salt Lake City, refused to talk to Brad when he eliminated her. "I have an intense physical attraction to her but that would have worn off and her intensity and the way we kept butting heads that would have become a volatile relationship," Brad said. Michelle didn't say anything on her limo ride to the airport.
Britt, the skinny 25-year-old food writer from Washington, was sent home early during their first one-on-one date when Brad realized that he didn't have romantic feelings for Britt.
Eliminated during week six:
Alli: a 24-year-old apparel merchant from Columbus, Ohio. In her limo ride away from Brad, Alli said: "I feel really dumb that I'm crying right now. It's just weird to think about this coming to an end so abruptly... I can honestly tell you that I had, like, feelings for him." Brad sent Alli home during their one-on-one date because he couldn't see him and Alli being more than friends.
Jackie: a 27-year-old artist from New York. "This was a very, very tough decision for me," Brad said. "I think you're one in a million, I really do," he said. Jackie was sad. "Brad's a great guy. I just feel like I fell short... I feel like I constantly, like, put up a wall and, like, try to make sure that nobody can get through it," she said.
Eliminated week five:
Ashley S.: a 26-year-old nanny from New York. She got the first impression rose during week one for telling Brad that she wanted to be his friend. "I feel like they always say the same thing. 'You're going to be such a great wife. You're just not the one for me.'"
Lisa M.: a 24-year-old marketing coordinator from Ottawa, Kan. "I wanted to find love... It's hard to start liking a guy and not have time to express yourself... it just sucks."
Marissa: a 26-year-old sports publicist from Kissimmee, Fla. "It hurts to have to leave feeling like I was rejected. I put myself out there time and time again and it wasn't right. I didn't fit. I left behind a lot to come here."
Eliminated week four:
Lindsay: a 25-year-old first grade teacher from Plano, Texas. "It's disappointing that I'm going home tonight but I'm just not the girl for Brad. Rejection is always hard. But I think I was true to myself and I think my dad is going to be so proud of me for being the daughter that he and my mom both raised me to be."
Meghan: a 30-year-old fashion marketer from New York. "I'm totally bummed out... it's a blow to the ego... maybe my walls are too high." She and Brad had a conversation earlier in the episode where Brad said he admired Meghan's independence but felt like he wasn't getting to know her very well.
Stacey: a 26-year-old bartender from Boston. "I want to be in love with somebody. I don't know when I'm going to find the right guy. Hopefully soon. I'm sick of dating."
Eliminated week three:
Madison: the 25-year-old model from Brooklyn, who wore fake Vampire fangs in the first two episodes, walked away during the elimination rose ceremony. Madison said: "I came here because it sounded fabulous... but it's not so easy as just walking into a fairy tale and walking out with Prince Charming... Things may have worked out very differently if I'd come in and shown all my cards and been the real me from the very beginning... There's every chance I'll wake up tomorrow and wonder what the heck I just did... I just let a great man walk into the arms of some other girl."
Sarah P: a 27-year-old real estate broker from Denver, had a test for Brad during week one. Sarah asked Brad to get down on one knee and repeat after her. She said "Will you Marry Me," which Brad repeated. Sarah said "yes" and Brad admitted that wasn't so hard. "Everybody wants to come here and find love. It doesn't happen for everybody. I have so much happiness and love to offer. When you put yourself out there, you hope for something to come back but sometimes it doesn't. Not being chosen, that really hurts. Rejection sucks."
Kimberly: a 27-year-old marketing coordinator from Charlotte, NC. "I have no regrets. I wouldn't have done a thing differently. There just wasn't that connection. I think he was intimated by me. I'm talented, smart, successful. Some guys find me attractive. The list could go on. I could turn around tomorrow and start dating someone else and be fine with it. (Expletive deleted) Brad! His loss."
Eliminated week two of season 15:
Raichel: This 29-year-old manscaper from Fullerton, Calif. waxed Brad's wrist on the week-one episode. He said it hurt. A lot. About being eliminated, Raichel said: "I don't feel like I should be sitting here upset... I came here to fall in love. I didn't come here to get so upset by another girl." She and Melissa had several arguments during the two episodes.
Keltie: The 28-year-old Radio City Rockette from Hollywood showed Brad how to do high kicks during week one. "If they gave out an Oscar for worst dater ever, it would go to this girl. I'm the worst. I'm just so awkward. Honestly, I don't know if love is in the cards for me."
Melissa: The 32-year-old waitress from Lake Worth, Fla. was still complaining about Raichel in her exit interview. "I think there are several girls who targeted me... I had a really hard time in this house."
Eliminated week one of season 15:
Renee: a 28-year-old nanny from Palos Hills, Ill.
Cristy: a 30-year-old attorney from Ft. Lauderdale.
Lacey: a 27-year-old insurance agent from Tampa, Fla.
Lauren: a 26-year-old high school teacher from Arlington Va.
Lisa P: a 27-year-old sales consultant from New York.
Britnee: a 25-year-old paralegal from Holland, Pa.
Jill: a 28-year-old sales director from Frisco, Texas.
Rebecca: a 30-year-old esthetician from Mission Valejo, Calif.
J: a 26-year-old operations manager from Seattle. The filming of week one's episode was her birthday.
Sarah L: a 25-year-old musical theater performer from Saginaw, Mich.
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