‘The Bachelorette’: How Ashley Iaconetti Really Feels About Hannah Brown

ABC was met with mixed reviews upon the announcement that Hannah Brown would be starring in this season’s Bachelorette. Bachelor Nation, in particular, seems to be split down the middle.

Bach alums like Kaitlyn Bristowe and Nick Viall think Hannah Brown will do just fine while former franchise stars like Ben Higgins and Rachel Lindsay aren’t so sure.

Ashley Iaconetti | Paul Archuleta/Getty Images
Ashley Iaconetti | Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

Former Bachelor contestant Corinne Olympios told Us Weekly that “anyone” would have been better for the job.

“It’s just random. Like, why?” she said. “It’s, like, there’s nothing there that would have made me be like, ‘I need to see her again on TV. I need to see her find love.’ Like, she wasn’t even someone that I was like, ‘I want her to find love.’”

She continued: “Nobody loved her. When you hear someone being the Bachelor or the Bachelorette, it’s someone you loved and felt for on the season.”

How does Ashley Iaconetti feel about Hannah Brown being named The Bachelorette?

Former Bachelor contestant and two-time Bachelor in Paradise star Ashley Iaconetti recently spoke to HollywoodLife about her feelings towards Hannah Brown. Apparently, she and Jared Haibon have met her a few times.  

“I love Hannah! [Jared and I] met her a couple of times and we just love her personality,” she told the publication. “She is totally unfiltered. She is the most relatable Bachelorette ever because I feel like she is so uncensored. She just kind of says everything and acts like your standard girlfriend. She’s just your girlfriend becoming the Bachelorette! It’s kind of awesome.”

It seems Ashely Iaconetti and Jared Haibon are definitely team Hannah B.  

What Colton hopes to see from Hannah Brown this season

Last season’s Bachelor (the season Hannah Brown competed on), Colton Underwood, has kept consistent with his answer when asked how he thinks Hannah Brown will do as The Bachelorette.

When he was the DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the guest host, Mila Kunis, asked Colton how he really felt about the decision to make Hannah B. The Bachelorette (obviously hinting that she herself had little faith).

“You can answer this honestly, which I hope you do: What’s your take on Hannah B.?”

“I think it’s gonna be a fantastic season. She’s unapologetically herself, she has no filter and that makes for good TV and falling in love,” replied Colton.

Colton was also recently interviewed by HollywoodLife and shared what he hopes to see from his former contestant.

“I think as long as she stays true to herself and she’s authentic, she’ll do great,” he said. “And I mean this in the most positive way, but I hope she’s unfiltered. I think it’s going to be a great season.”

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