And the next Bachelorette is… Hannah Brown!

On Tuesday night during the part two live finale of The Bachelor, the former Miss Alabama USA was named as the next star of The Bachelorette. The 24-year-old made it to top 10 during Colton Underwood’s now complete 23rd season, but as viewers know their love story came to an end after he decided that he didn’t want to meet her family because he had doubts about their relationship. But despite their unexpected break-up Brown is still on the hunt for love and will be the next bachelorette to hand out roses!

During part one of the live finale while on stage with host Chris Harrison, Brown spoke of her optimism to find love. “It didn’t happen for me with my first time around,” she said. “But I do believe that it can happen, and I’m just really just so grateful and honored that people saw my heart and that I get to continue showing that and that somebody will hopefully share their heart with me.”

Well, now the former pageant queen will have her chance to find the one to share her heart with and bachelor nation couldn’t be more excited! Including many former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants, who have shared their feelings toward Brown being next in line. 


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“I think just watching her progress throughout the season, we learned more about her,” former Bachelor contestant Kristina Schulman told E! News. “She had quite a few breakthroughs I think just becoming more Hannah B. versus the pageant. I think it’s going to be very nice to see her grow and be one of the very relatable Bachelorettes. I think everyone will be able to relate to her on some level.”

During Brown’s time on The Bachelor, although she stood out to be unlike any other contestant to be apart of the franchise, she also made waves for her rivalry with fellow contestant Caelynn Miller-Keyes. Their beef began before the show started rolling, with the two being close friends until their friendship became rocky during the 2018 Miss USA competition where they were roommates. 

“There was no big bombshell. It was just a lot of different incidents where we realized that we weren’t the most compatible of friends,” the former Miss North Carolina told Us Weekly in February. “We’re just different people and that’s totally fine, but there was no big incident. … We were in the same pageant and we were hanging out a ton and there’s little things. It’s competitive and we handle things differently and that’s ok.”

“There were just little things that kind of added up. And we just have different values on things. I like to say that my friends fill my cup up and I fill their cup up in return and she didn’t fill my cup up, and so I didn’t want to be friends anymore. So that’s how I feel,” Brown added. But during their time on the show, the two decided to put their feud to rest and decided to “be supportive of one another and put the past in the past.”


Bachelor nation is currently head over heels and looking forward to Brown’s season of The Bachelorette and are expecting it to be like no other!

The Bachelorette premieres May 13 on ABC.

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