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Talk about four play! On tonight's Bachelor (ABC, 8pm/ET), Brad Womack, Ashley H,. Chantal O. and Michelle hit the beach — and strike a pose — during a photo shoot for Sports Illustrated's 2011 Swimsuit Issue in Anguilla. Since he can obviously take the heat, we grilled Brad about this beachy-keen date and the always awesome swimsuit issue, on sale 2/15.

TV Guide Magazine: So how was it shooting such a high-profile project like this?
Womack: Guys grow up reading SI and of course the swimsuit issue, so being a part of it was something I never thought I'd get to do.  I never realized how much work goes into that!  I always thought they were pretty pictures with pretty people, but having to wake up at 2 am to get ready for the shoot showed me how talented and dedicated the SI teams is.

TV Guide Magazine: This photo is incredibly hot, but how will your future wife feel about this?!
Womack: That's a loaded question. For the photos, I was able to separate emotions, knowing we had something big to accomplish for SI, who were gracious enough to even have us be a part of their shoot. Whenever I get married, it will be important for that special woman to know that I've done a lot of dating in the public eye, but in the end, she will know I only have eyes for her. 

TV Guide Magazine: Did you the women completely freak out when you told them about the shoot?
Womack: I went to wake the women up in the middle of the night for them only to find out that we were about to be in a high-profile photo bikinis! Who wouldn't freak out?! But honestly, I thought they would think it was the coolest thing ever.

TV Guide Magazine: How were you holding up at this point of the show? It had to be really intense to come this far and still have to send someone home.
Womack: The week prior had been tough, emotionally, but I was feeling much better this week. I had some remarkable dates planned for Anguilla and was looking forward to hometowns the following week. Anguilla is gorgeous and relaxing, and our accommodations at CuisinArt Resort and Spa made it feel like a real vacation.

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