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Brad Womack: Why I Didn’t Kiss Emily

Brad Womack explains his awkward non-kiss with Emily Maynard and how he embarrassed himself in front of Chantal O'Brien’s father — a former Seattle Seahawk player — in his blog on The Bachelor Season 15, Episode 8.

Here are the highlights:

Doesn’t anybody remember Season 11? “One thing I'd like to point out – it seemed as if this go-around I wasn't met with any skepticism. During my last experience on The Bachelor, I felt like I had to convince some of the family members that it was a very real experience and that love is possible, even in such a unique situation. This time, all of the families seemed to accept that and not question it at all. In fact, I even received unsolicited blessings from some of the fathers (which I greatly appreciated).”

You never forget your first embalming:Shawntel N.'s hometown had to be the most unique because she showed me her place of work first. Laying down on the embalming table is something I won't quickly forget. I hope it made her realize I was willing to do literally anything to show her I admire and respect her career!”

Brad is not a football pro: “I played a short game of football with Chantal O.'s family (her father just happens to be an ex-pro football player) and performed terribly. I dropped quite a few passes in front of the man. I think guys can empathize with me here — I was completely and utterly mortified and embarrassed.”

Favorite family: “Ashley's family was a riot! They were so much fun and outgoing. You didn't see me facing a few tough (but appropriate) questions from Ashley's sister and I'd like to think I passed the test!”

Meeting Ricki: “Last but definitely not least, I was humbled and honored to get the chance to meet Emily's daughter, Little Ricki. It took a while to get her to open up to me but once she did, my heart melted by just being around that little girl.”

So why didn’t he kiss Emily? “I want to explain why I didn't kiss Emily while sitting on her couch. It's no secret that I'm brand new to a lot of this. I've never dated a woman with a daughter before so I don't know proper etiquette in that situation. All I know is this, I wanted to kiss Emily every second I was around her, but my very first concern was showing her daughter respect (as well as Emily). I realize it makes me look like a weird and awkward guy around Emily, but that's anything but the case. Again, my first concern was her daughter.”

Good episodes ahead: “Now for the most beautiful landscape I've ever seen in my life – South Africa! These next episodes get really, really good so be prepared to have a lot of fun while watching!”

Catch Brad’s full blog over at People!

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02.22.2011 / 11:40 PM EDT by Gina Carbone
Related: The Bachelor, Gossip, TV Stars, Brad Womack

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