It’s official: Hannah Brown will look for love on The Bachelorette this spring. Host Chris Harrison revealed during the finale of Colton Underwood‘s season of The Bachelor that Brown, aka Hannah B., aka Alabama Hannah, aka “The Hot Mess Express,” will be the lead of Season 15 of ABC’s dating reality series. Hannah’s casting was first reported by Reality Steve last week.
Hannah was the seventh-place finisher on Colton’s season, and is the first person to finish outside of the final four to be named the lead since Juan Pablo Galavis in 2013. She charmed fans with her awkward demeanor and quirky sense of humor, and she impressed many with her ability to settle her feud with fellow former Miss USA contestant Caelynn. She’ll probably be a good Bachelorette.
Hannah is 24-years-old and from Tuscaloosa, Ala. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama and a devoted fan of the Crimson Tide. She was Miss Alabama 2018 and represented the state in the Miss USA pageant. She was one of two Hannahs from Alabama on Colton’s season (the other Hannah, Hannah G., is a likely candidate for Bachelor in Paradise).
During The Bachelor finale, Hannah met five guys: Luke, whose pocket square matched his shirt; Dustin, who did a champagne toast (Hannah famously bombed a toast on The Bachelor); Cam, who white rapped; Conner, who was very tall and gave her a step stool so they could see eye to eye; and another Luke, Luke S., who looks like Nick Viall and said for her, he’d go down South anytime. She gave the first rose of the season to Cam, who rapped.
The Bachelorette Season 15 premieres May 13 on ABC.