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Who Is Next 'Bachelorette' Hannah Brown? Everything We Know About The Star of Season 15

Bachelor nation was first introduced to Hannah Brown when she exited the limo during Colton's season of The Bachelor January 7 in a black, floor-length gown. The 2018 Miss Alabama winner became known as "Hannah Beast," however, that nickname can now be changed to "Hannah Bachelorette," according to Reality Steve.  

Host Chris Harrison was slated to announce Season 15's star Tuesday night during Part 2 of The Bachelor Season 23 finale.  

"I feel all the emotions, but honestly, I'm just really grateful for this opportunity," Brown said following the announcement. 

Hannah Brown Announced As The Next Bachelorette, Everything We Know About The Star of Season 15 Hannah Brown was announced as the next Bachelorette during 'The Bachelor' Season 23 finale on March 12. ABC

“It didn’t happen for me with my first time around, but I do believe it can happen and I’m just so grateful and honored that people saw my heart and I get to continue showing that and somebody will hopefully share their heart with me,” she added.

"My family has been really supportive of me and is really happy," she continued. "They have made me who I am, so they trust me and love me and ultimately want me to have love too." 

Prior to her time as one of the contestants vying for Colton's heart, she was the typical Southern belle. Competing in pageants and attending the University of Alabama from 2013 to 2017, the 23-year-old was as Southern as they come.

Brown's most recent relationship, prior to Colton, was Austin Williams. The couple's first picture was posted on Instagram in June 2016; however, pictures with Williams ceased just over a year later. 

It looks like the couple met during their time at AU, but Williams looks to have found a new love as of this month. 

Hannah Brown Announced As The Next Bachelorette, Everything We Know About The Star of Season 15 Hannah Brown on the season premiere of 'The Bachelor,' January 7, 2019. ABC

The Bachelorette's Instagram also featured another boyfriend, high school sweetheart Brandon Hall. Dating for around three years, the two have pictures as early as senior prom, but the last one was posted from the University of Phoenix Stadium in January 2016. 

Aside from relationships, Brown's road to pageantry is also documented on her social media accounts—including a picture with fellow Bachelor contestant Caelynn Miller-Keyes in February 2018. The two definitely don't look to have any beef while dining at the Industry Kitchen in New York; however, it is the one and only picture with Miller-Keyes on her profile. 

Miller-Keyes appeared on a Bachelor recap with the producers of the Ellen Show last week and guessed that Brown would make an "interesting" Bachelorette. 

"Yea there was animosity between me and Hannah B., but that would be interesting," she said in a video posted to YouTube March 6. "It would be a funny season." 

Angela Amezcua, a contestant on Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor, took to Twitter shortly after the announcement to express her support for the newest Bachelorette. 

Updated Tuesday, March 12 at 9:45: This story has been updated to add quotes from Hannah B.

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