‘The Bachelorette’: Did Hannah Brown Just Call Past Bachelor and Bachelorettes Fake?

When Hannah Brown was announced as the newest Bachelorette, fans were concerned about how she would do. Her season was unlike any other and ultimately did not result in a happy ending. Now, Brown is opening up about what she wishes she would have done differently during her season and why she thinks that things turned out the way that they did.

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What happened on Hannah Brown’s season of ‘The Bachelorette’?

Brown didn’t exactly have the best crop of guys to choose from on her season of The Bachelorette. On night one, she had to send one contestant home for having a girlfriend. And it was all downhill from there. She spent so much time trying to separate the good guys from the bad ones that she had no chance to fall in love.

In the end, she chose Jed Wyatt but once the show stopped filming, it came out that Wyatt also had a girlfriend while he was on the show. When Brown found out, she called off the engagement.

“I am not with Jed anymore,” Brown said at the After the Final Rose special. “The engagement is over, we are not together. That is not what I said yes to. When I said those things, the things that I said to him on my engagement date, I thought that was my day, and I feel like that was taken from me and how special that was, and it’s been really hard to gravel with that, but I know that what I got is not what I ever wanted for a life partner and love that is not built on a foundation of trust and honesty. I have grown so much, and I know I deserved more than that.”

What does Brown wish she had done differently?

Brown definitely had some difficult times on her season and because she was completely invested in the process, each trial really got to her. Now, looking back, she wishes she would have been a little more guarded.

“Sometimes, yeah, I wish I would have protected my heart a little more, absolutely,” she told People. “But being able to have that human connection is so worth it. I’m really proud of that.”

Did Hannah Brown call out other Bachelors and Bachelorettes?

Brown really bared her whole heart on her season and she feels like some of the leads of the past hadn’t done the same.

“I feel like a lot of people that have been in similar situations as I have, reality TV stars, you can make a packaged version of yourself if you want to — I just don’t work that way,” she said. “I can’t do it. I can’t pretend that I’m happy or pretend to get emotional when I’m not.”

“When I started this whole journey that this year has been, I realized very quickly it’s either all or nothing with me,” she continued. “I chose all, and sometimes I’m like, ‘Gosh dang it, why are you like that?!’ But then I have moments where people come up to me and they’re like, ‘Oh my God, I feel like I know you, you’re my friend!’”