ABC wasted no time saying who will take the reigns for its subsequent season of The Bachelorette. Whereas Caelynn, Tayisha and Hannah G. had been all fan favorites for the gig, it was Hannah Brown who ended up being named season 15’s main woman.
Brown, 24, competed for Colton Underwood’s coronary heart on season 23 of The Bachelor however obtained eradicated throughout week 7, simply earlier than hometown dates. She had her coronary heart damaged (“I’m f—ing pissed,” she advised the cameras after getting despatched residence), however in the end realized she wished extra from a relationship.
“The need of my coronary heart is to be beloved so fearlessly by anyone,” Brown continued on the Feb. 18 episode. “I cannot enable myself to not really feel chosen each single day. And I’ll wait ‘til each time that’s.”
Now, Brown will get her probability to search for that love as The Bachelorette. Right here’s what to know concerning the Alabama native earlier than she meets her suitors.
She’s a proud College of Alabama grad
Roll Tide! Brown graduated magna cum laude together with her bachelor’s diploma in Communication and Info Sciences and a minor in public relations in 2017. She turned a sister of Alpha Chi Omega sorority throughout her time in school and served as a guide to the college, serving to purchasers with public talking. Brown additionally labored as a contract make-up artist and hairstylist, and inside decorator at Gracefully Performed in her hometown of Northport, Alabama.
“I like making my clients’ dream houses a actuality,” Brown advised the Tuscaloosa Information final yr.
Brown is Miss Alabama 2018
Alongside together with her different jobs, Brown at present serves because the reigning Miss Alabama. She began competing in pageants at 15 to pursue scholarship alternatives, and was named first runner-up in Miss Alabama Excellent Teen, after which second runner-up in Miss Alabama Teen USA. When Brown went for Miss Alabama, although, she missed the highest 15 4 years in a row.
Brown struggled with despair and anxiousness, and took a while off from pageants to concentrate on her psychological well being. Upon her return, she gained the Miss Alabama title. “I used to be 100 % Hannah and didn’t have a care on the planet, and that’s why I feel I gained,” she advised Alabama Newscenter in 2018.
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Brown, nicknamed “Alabama Hannah,” competed within the nationwide Miss USA pageant final yr, however didn’t make the highest 15. Nonetheless, her expertise ready her for all times within the highlight.
“It has given me plenty of confidence in occasions when there’s each optimistic and damaging mild shed on me,” Brown continued to the Alabama outlet.
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Her pageant previous induced drama on The Bachelor
From her time on the pageant circuit, Brown already knew fellow season 23 competitor Caelynn Miller-Keyes, the present Miss North Carolina and Miss USA first runner-up. They had been roommates in the course of the Miss USA competiion however fell out for still-mysterious causes — and continued to butt heads on the ABC actuality present.
“I used to be simply in a high-stress state of affairs together with her and it was like probably the most hostile setting I’ve ever been in,” she advised Underwood on The Bachelor. “It’s laborious as a result of it’s like, if that’s what you need, you don’t need me.”
By the point they taped Girls Inform All, nevertheless, the sweetness queens had agreed to disagree — and help one another’s journeys.”I don’t need to get into our stuff. We’re like oil and water; we simply don’t combine that nicely,” Brown stated. “Finally, I feel we’re good. I stated I’m sorry for the issues I stated.”
Brown feels “like Muhammed Ali” when she kickboxes
She deemed herself “Hannah Beast” throughout a gaggle date on Underwood’s season, however it seems Brown has had different expertise kicking butt.
“I began boxing like three years in the past, simply as an train to get again in form,” she advised Miss USA in 2018. “However then I came upon I used to be fairly good at it and I really feel like Muhammad Ali.”
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She prioritizes her psychological well being, too
Together with stepping away from pageants to deal with her anxiousness and despair, Brown continues to talk about the significance of specializing in oneself mentally.
“It took me some time to essentially work out what my ardour was and I feel that was another excuse why I struggled with anxiousness and despair,” she advised Miss USA. “As a result of if you happen to don’t know what your objective and your ardour is usually you don’t know what life is for. As soon as I sort of obtained out of that rut, I spotted that I’m so 100 % okay with who Hannah is.”
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This yr, she even wished a “glad valentine’s day to myself,” including on Instagram on Feb. 14, “I like you.”