‘BIP’: Hannah Godwin Got Chrissy Teigen’s Attention For This Embarrassing Reason

Hannah Godwin was just dipping her toe in the waters of Instagram influencing when she was cast on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor. She was well-liked by Bachelor Nation–many viewers felt she was blindsided by Underwood, making her easy to root for. But her popularity’s only grown in a year’s time

Hannah Godwin | Presley Ann/Getty Images for GUESS?, Inc.
Hannah Godwin | Presley Ann/Getty Images for GUESS?, Inc.

Hannah Godwin’s rise to fame

When Underwood’s season ended, her popularity skyrocketed. Her Instagram following went through the roof (today, she has 1.5 million followers–an unusually high amount for someone who’s never been a lead). Her modeling career took off. And she could hardly walk down the street without getting recognized.

Then, she appeared on Bachelor In Paradise and became even more popular. She was the belle of the ball in Mexico, highly sought after by several men on the beach. Perhaps the most enthusiastic Godwin seeker, Dylan Barbour, eventually won her over.

The couple got engaged at the end of the season and are still happily together today. As is the case with most BIP couples who get engaged on the show, both Godwin and Barbour’s social numbers grew upon their engagement–it’s why the franchise’s fans are so often suspicious of fake relationships.

Godwin and Barbour are now starring in country music videos, going to lavish parties hosted by brands like Guess and Revolve, and just, generally, enjoying the finer things in life. A lot has changed for both of them in one year.

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“I’m mind-blown,” Godwin told People this week. “A year ago I was filming [The Bachelor], now I have a fiancé and he’s the best guy ever. When I was on the show I had no concept of the amount of people that watched and the amount of people that get invested in this.”

“There’s more eyeballs on me, but it’s really nice,” she added. “It is neat to work with these brands who I would never even dream about them knowing who I was a year ago.

Hannah Godwin’s Instagram faux pas

Godwin’s newfound fame has even gotten the attention of a few celebrities. One of those celebrities is none other than model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen.

In a recent Instagram story of Godwin’s, she shared with her following a meal she was preparing from Trader Joe’s. The meal included some asparagus, sausage, pesto, and gnocchi. As Godwin described her meal, she pronounced “gnocchi” as “ganache.” Her DMs subsequently blew up and she apologized. But, apparently, the mix-up caught the attention of Teigen’s.

“I’ve always called it ‘gnosh,’” Godwin admitted to People. “I still don’t know how to say it. I can barely get a word out now, ever since being roasted about how I said that word wrong.”

“Now I second-guess every single word that I’m saying! But Chrissy Teigen saw it, so if it means I’ve got to say a word wrong, I’ll take it,” she continued. “I can laugh at myself.”

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