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Hannah B. Set To Become The Next 'Bachelorette'

Lynne Versluys 13 Mar 2019

The Alabama pageant queen will be the new Bachelorette for the upcoming 15th season.

A Dramatic Season

The Bachelor wrapped up a dramatic 23rd season, with Bachelor Colton Underwood ultimately rejecting his two finalists, Tayshia Adams and Hannah Godwin, in favor of Cassie Randolph. Despite the fact that Randolph had previously said that she didn't reciprocate their feelings, the show ended with the two of them together.

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Our New Bachelorette

During the Women Tell All aftershow, it was announced that Hannah Brown, a pageant queen from Alabama, would be the Bachelorette for the show's 15th season. While Hannah B. didn't win Colton's heart, she did manage to win the audience's with her charm and can do attitude.

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What She Learned From Colton

During The Women Tell All, Brown told host Chris Harrison what she learned about her experience with Underwood.

"Ultimately, I was very shocked when I went home just because I didn’t understand why I got to get to that part of your life if you didn’t have those feelings for me. I don’t understand it, and it made me mad. But I think that you had every right to do this the way that you feel was necessary."

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Heartbreak Sucks

She also acknowledged how hard it is to get your heart broken, especially on national TV.

"Getting your heart broke sucks, but I grew as a person. I think we all grew, and I hope you’re so happy and you get to choose somebody every day and they get to choose you back and I hope that for myself."

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They're On Good Terms

However, despite how things ended between the two of them, "Alabama Hannah" assures people that she and Colton are on perfectly fine terms.

"I’m cool with you. I hope you’re cool with me, and that’s where I want to be."

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Her Pageant Life

Hannah B.'s past as a pageant queen was part of her persona on The Bachelor, and she credits the circuit for the person that she is today. She told Alabama NewsCenter:

"My family has seen me grow significantly because of being in pageantry. It has really amplified me as a person. I have been able to talk to really anybody from all aspects of life. It has given me a lot of confidence in times when there is both positive and negative light shed on me."

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The Pressure To Be Perfect

Hannah B. was open on The Women Tell All about how pageants affected her self-image and how it prepared her for the scrutiny of reality TV.

"For me, I have a pressure to be perfect, and I come from pageants. It wasn't always the best. I would put on whatever I thought people would want to see in me. It's always been something that I've struggled with."

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Her Message Of Hope

Ultimately, Hannah B. wants to be a light to people who are dealing with self esteem issues and depression, things that she herself has dealt with in the past. She told Alabama NewsCenter:

"I'm not a doctor, I'm not going to be able to fix everything. I'm not going to be able to end mental health -- the crisis that we have -- but I am here to encourage people and to be a light and to be like 'Hey, I've been there, but here I am today and I have joy. You can get out of it. I've been in a dark place, but there is light in darkness, and that's my message."

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What She's Looking For From 'The Bachelorette'

Hannah B. explained on The Women Tell All that her time on The Bachelor really opened her eyes to what she wants from a relationship.

"This experience and the relationship that I have with Colton just allowed me to see myself in a different way and be vulnerable with who I am and who I want to be and what type of love I want to have and receive. It just really allowed me to see what I want."

"I think we all deserve somebody to love us in that way, love us but know it's us and fight for us. Choose me no matter what."

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