Her season ended with her accepting a proposal from snowboarder Jesse Csincsak, but they broke up months later. The experience led to a startling discovery for Pappas.
"Looking back ... I wish that I would have done what Brad did. And I probably shouldn't have chosen anyone in the end," said Pappas. "He didn't see a lasting relationship with me or Jenni ... And he stood up for what he thought was right in his mind ... I commend him for going through and doing what he thought was right."
Pappas, the former host of the Lifetime show "Get Married," is pursuing a career in television and has found love again, this time with teacher Stephen Stagliano, the twin brother of Michael from season 5 of "The Bachelorette." The couple was engaged in August.
As for Womack, he is out of his recluse stage, and says he has learned valuable lessons from his Bachelor experience. "I'm not a sellout," he said. "I'm really proud ... I've learned that I'm a little more strong than I at one time thought. "