‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown Throws Shade On ‘Bachelor’ Nation Contestants

'Bachelorette' Hannah Brown via Instagram

Former Bachelorette Hannah Brown is still in the spotlight. She’s not only on Season 28 of Dancing With the Stars, and killing it, she’s always speaking her mind. This time, however, she probably just offended a whole lot of people. Hannah did a recent interview with Marie Claire and fans along with Bachelor alumni may not like what she had to say.


Hannah basically throws shade on Bachelor cast members

Marie Claire spoke with Alabama Hannah recently and some may be shocked by what she said. Hannah said, “I didn’t aspire to be on The Bachelor. I didn’t watch the show. I thought it was for losers truly.” Did she really just say that? Her opinion has surely changed now that she has been on a season of The Bachelor and then was The Bachelorette. 

The Bachelor franchise has truly changed Hannah’s life. She started her run as The Bachelorette with $70 in her bank account. While she definitely has more funds now, Hannah said she does not care to do social media ads like so many other Bachelor alumni have done.

Hannah said, “I don’t want to be selling SugarBearHair [Gummies] and FabFitFun boxes.” She went on to say, “A lot of these people [from Bachelor Nation] make a lot of money really fast. It’s been sickening how much money I’ve passed up…because I’m not doing the low-hanging fruit.”

The former Miss Alabama says she has hired an accountant to help with her finances. Hannah said, “I still need to hustle and make some money, but I’m doing a lot better than $70.”

Many Bachelor alumni have gone on to make money with ads on Instagram. Carly Waddell, Jade Roper Tolbert, Ashley Ianconetti and Jared Haibon, are some popular ones, just to name a few.


How Hannah feels looking back at her time as The Bachelorette

Hannah says, There would be moments when I’d be crying in my bed, like, Why did this thing not work out? And now I’m so glad it didn’t work out. I’m so glad that the things that broke my heart in the past [did], because it’s made me think, No, I can be a go-getter.”  She continued, “I will never pretend like I did not come from Bachelor Nation. But you better bet that now, you’re gonna see me work.”

After the heartbreak and time she spent as The Bachelorette, Hannah is realizing she doesn’t need a man. Marie Claire shared she still believes that love is the closest thing human beings have to magic. Hannah also still wants to find a husband. But, as she said on the After the Final Rose special, she realizes now that she doesn’t need one.


Hannah said, “I am totally okay on my own. I don’t want to have to have a man to feel whole. It’s not that I need that to feel like I have a full life. No, I have a full life. Welcome into my life.”

When speaking of not finding a husband Hannah said, “I say this not in a bad way, but this”—Brown is referring to the ability to focus on herself and her new opportunities—“is kind of my consolation prize. But it’s the best consolation prize I could have.”

Sounds like Hannah knows what she wants and is not afraid to go get it. In the meantime, rumors continue to swirl around Hannah and dancing partner, Alan Bersten. Do you think the two have a romantic connection?

Don’t miss DWTS Monday nights on ABC to see if Hannah and Alan can take home the mirrorball trophy.

Jamie Colclasure

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