Hannah Brown Refuses to Stop Being “Real and Honest” With Her Fans

Hannah Brown has charmed fans from all over the world. She’s a beautiful woman, but that’s not enough to win people over. Her charm comes down to how open and honest she is about her struggles.

Brown seems like a real person, not a manufactured celebrity, and that makes people love her. Brown knows this about herself and knows it’s important to continue being honest. Here’s what she has said about the situation. 

Hannah Brown was honest about her experience on ‘The Bachelorette’

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One of the reasons people loved Brown as the bachelorette was because she didn’t pretend to be anything that she’s not. She was honest about her sexual relationships with the men instead of being ashamed or trying to hide it. That’s something that has earned her praise from other bachelorettes. When people were criticizing Brown for her sexual activity, season 11’s bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe, defended her on Twitter. 

“Women can have sex if they choose, and women can wait till marriage if they choose,” Bristowe wrote. “Point is, ITS THEIR CHOICE. When you’re making a life altering decision to find a life partner, intimacy can be important. Why is that so hard to understand?”

Although a few people were upset about the comments about sexual activity, most people found it refreshing. After all, those who are negative are often the loudest, but it doesn’t mean they’re the majority. Brown earned a lot of fans because of her honesty, about all subjects, on The Bachelorette. 

She was also honest about the way the process changed her as a person. “Being The Bachelorette did not end the way I thought it was going to be,” Brown told E! News. She admitted that the girl she went into the experience as and the girl who came out were completely different. But that she’s happy with the experience- and the changes. She thinks it made her a better person, although she never could have expected “in a million years” how it would change her. 

Brown has struggled with the reactions to her honesty

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Honest policy: I’m struggling. Life is so different. Since last August, I’ve been a pageant queen, a bachelor contestant, and the Bachelorette. I’ve been in love with multiple people, I got engaged, I broke off an engagement, and I shared it all with millions of people. My faith has been questioned by thousands who don’t know my heart, and my transparency with my decisions has labeled me promiscuous. Simultaneously, I’ve become a role model for young women and started bigger conversations around faith, and sex. // I’m living on my own for the first time and shuffling through this life of next steps with press, media, and opportunities galore. I miss my friends and family who have watched my life explode. I feel guilty because I don’t have the time or emotional capacity to fill each of them in on my life right now. I can’t keep up with the people who matter most, because I can barely keep up with my own life right now. // I am not complaining about this past year of adventures. The woman who has emerged would shock the mirror-image young girl from a year ago. I have so many blessings to be thankful for. However it’s uncharted territory for me, and it’s been hard to really process what the heck is going on. // Maybe I needed write this out to remind myself I’m human and it’s okay to be overwhelmed. And maybe, I just needed to remind you guys too. Life is beautiful, but wild. I think it’s okay to be strong-to know you’re strong-but to still feel weak simultaneously. I believe that’s when the magic happens. My spirit has opportunity to grow and blossom from this place. Healing and restoration can happen. I can rest knowing that My Savior has compassion and wants to help and love me through this journey. I’ve just got to let Him. I don’t know if I have been lately— but I am now because honestly, I think I would give out if I didn’t. So yeah, I’m not going to struggle to disguise my weakness— I’m just gonna give over the keys to my main man Jesus and let him bless me through this ride. Isaiah 54:10

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When Brown started the process of becoming a bachelorette, she wasn’t expecting the backlash to her honesty. But she feels that it made her grow, and she appreciates that. Brown said she loved the experience so much that she would repeat it, if given the chance. 

In a recent Instagram post, Brown wrote about how much she struggled with the reaction to her honesty, and how much her life has changed because of The Bachelorette

“I’ve been in love with multiple people,” Brown wrote, “I got engaged, I broke off an engagement, and I shared it all with millions of people. My faith has been questioned by thousands who don’t know my heart, and my transparency with my decisions has labeled me promiscuous. Simultaneously, I’ve become a role model for young women and started bigger conversations around faith, and sex.”

Brown will continue to be honest on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ 

Brown has no intention of changing her policy of honesty now. When she appears on Dancing With the Stars next season, you can expect the same, open Brown that we’ve all come to love.

As far as her plans for the show, Brown told E! News, “I want to continue being as real and honest and authentic as I was on The Bachelorette because that’s how people are invested in who I am and my journey, and I’m going to continue do that. It doesn’t mean I’m lying on the floor crying, it just means that I’m real.”

Her plan sounds perfect to us.