Hannah Brown was launched to the world when she vied for Colton Underwood’s love on The Bachelor season 23 in 2018.
Whereas she didn’t find yourself with the previous soccer participant (Cassie Randolph stole his coronary heart — however the two later referred to as it quits in April 2020), ABC gave Brown a second probability at discovering The One by naming her the lead of The Bachelorette’s fifteenth season. Nevertheless, she got here up quick as soon as once more, breaking off her engagement to Jed Wyatt throughout the After the Remaining Rose particular in 2019.
Since then, the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, native has emerged as a pressured to be reckoned with. After her Bachelorette journey got here to an finish, she joined the season 28 forged of Dancing With the Stars. She made all of it the best way to the finale along with her professional companion, Alan Bersten, they usually walked away with the coveted mirrorball trophy.
“I wasn’t planning the entire time to be, like, this empowered lady,” she informed Marie Claire in 2019 about her newfound standing as a job mannequin for ladies and women throughout the nation. “I’m. And I do really feel that method. However the factor that I informed myself I used to be going to be was actual.”
In spite of everything, Brown got here from humble beginnings, like a lot of her followers. Upon graduating from Tuscaloosa County Excessive Faculty, she attended the College of Alabama, the place she joined the Alpha Upsilon Chapter of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and finally earned a level in communications and knowledge know-how in 2017.
She went on to work as an inside designer in Northport, Alabama, earlier than changing into a actuality TV sensation.
In November 2021, Brown launched her first memoir, God Mess This Bless, which included tales of her life on each The Bachelor and The Bachelorette in addition to the extreme strain she felt whereas competing on Dancing With the Stars. She additionally touched upon her psychological well being, childhood and love life.
“I keep in mind simply being, like, ‘I simply want a win in my life to really feel higher.’ And to comprehend that it didn’t make me really feel higher, that second was soul-crushing within the second too,” the previous pageant queen informed Us Weekly of her time on DWTS following a failed engagement on The Bachelorette. “I keep in mind simply being like, ‘Oh no, it’s presupposed to really feel completely different than this.’ That was a giant second for me simply in life. And one of many largest studying classes that I’ve ever had.”
Brown continued: “I feel I used to be presupposed to win Dancing With the Stars to have the ability to have that story of — you may win the factor, however it’s a must to understand it might probably imply nothing should you’re simply going for the trophies [and] should you haven’t actually labored in your coronary heart first.”
Scroll down to have a look again at Brown’s evolution, from her awkward first date with Underwood to changing into a number one girl and past.