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Posted Wed, March 9, 2011 10:07am EDT

'Bachelor' Brad Womack Proposed Four Times While Filming The Finale!

Brad finally got down on one knee and proposed to someone! Could it have been Chantal or Emily?

The second time was a charm for Bachelor Brad Womack! Though he didn’t propose to either of the final contestants on his first stint on The Bachelor, he definitely did on his second go. In fact, Brad had to ask the winner to marry him four times!

“The crew wanted different camera angles,” an on-looker tells Us magazine. “So Brad had to do it four times.”

So did the winner — who could either be Chantal O’Brien or Emily Maynard — say yes? All four times, notes the witness!

“She bent down and kissed him, then he swung her around,” remembers the witness of the Nov. 19 proposal.

“They are excited to start their life together,” says a source.

Leading up to the proposal, Emily and Chantal spent the day primping at a private house in Hout Bay, South Africa.

Us hints that Chantal was the first to arrive by white limo at Ernie Els winery in Cape Town — and we all know what that means! She got the boot!

According to a source, the whole goodbye took about 20 minutes to film. “And it only took five minutes between her getting dumped to driving off the set,” says the source. “The whole thing was quick and dramatic.”

Unlike the goodbye, the happy moment — rumored to be centered on Emily — was extremely drawn out. Host Chris Harrison fumbled through his introduction lines. The camera crew had to keep adjusting the spotlights. And it was hot as heck in the 80-degree, dry South African heat. But at least there was a sunset throughout the whole finale!

Despite the delays, the winner immediately said yes. “There was a lot of excitement,” says the source. “The director hugged Brad and kissed [the winner] on the cheek.”

Since that day, the couple have been spending secret hours together in a Bachelor hideaway in Agoura Hills, Calif. And though they are engaged, Brad and the winner will most likely have a longer engagement as she has to relocate to his hometown of Austin, Texas.

We’re happy to hear that Brad’s finally on the track to getting married. “When you know, you know,” he says. “And I just knew!”

Be sure to watch the finale on March 14 and check back here at for our full recap!

– Lindsey DiMattina