This is why Bachelorette alum Hannah Brown relates to Meghan Markle, Hannah Brown may have opened up her love life to millions of viewers when she put her heart on the line during The Bachelorette, but that fame and fortune came at a cost.
“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,” Brown explained during ABC’s The Year: 2019. “When I started this whole journey that this year has been, I realized very quickly it’s either all or nothing with me,” she said. “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!'”
Brown’s heart-on-her-sleeve approach has also made her life “difficult at times.” She admitted, “Sometimes I wish I would have protected my heart a little bit more.” Even so, she said “being able to have that human connection is so worth it and I’m really proud of that.”
We’re willing to bet her fans appreciate that connection too, and so will her future prince charming.