Hannah Brown is our new 'Bachelorette': 7 things to know about her

Hannah Brown is our new Bachelorette!

The 24-year-old Alabama native was announced as our new franchise lead on Tuesday, during Colton Underwood's "After the Final Rose." What started as Hannah's introduction to the role quickly turned into her first night as Bachelorette, with her first five guys trying to make a good impression. 

"I feel all the emotions, but honestly, I'm just really grateful for this opportunity," she told Chris Harrison on Tuesday. "[Falling in love and getting engaged] didn't happen for me my first time around, but I do believe it can happen, and I'm so honored people saw my heart."

With Hannah leaving just over halfway through Colton's season, however, there's still much more to learn about her. Check out seven things to know about Hannah below: 

She's Alabama Hannah, Through and Through 

The blonde beauty was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She graduated with bachelor's in communications from the University of Alabama in 2017, where she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

Pageants Were a Big Deal for Her 

Fans heard a little bit of Hannah's pageant drama with Caelynn Miller-Keyes on Colton's season of The Bachelor, and while that drama went down not-so-recently, Hannah had been competing since she was 15. In November 2017, she was crowned Miss Alabama USA. She competed for Miss USA, but lost to Sarah Rose Summers of Nebraska. Caelynn -- who was first runner-up, was Miss North Carolina. 

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This is how I feel about my experience competing in the swimsuit competition. If those sky high eyebrows don’t scream confident and empowered, idk what will😂🤗 (y’all, I know the face is slightly terrifying..but let me live in this moment-girl was workin’ it💁🏼‍♀️) . I have been blessed to be surrounded by some of the most amazing women who are not only gorgeous, but extremely healthy and fit, and incredibly sharp leaders of our country. It’s okay to be all those things. You can still be a world changer, and turn heads in an evening gown or swimsuit. I appreciate my femininity and intellect and how both have made me the leader I am. #missusa #girlwerk #browgametoohigh #dontstopthatshine #missalusa #alabamahannah #18ateam #wedoboth
all smiles folks. 🤗#alabamahannah #lowqualitybts
happy valentine’s day to myself. I love you. XOXO 🥰🌹💕
sunny skies // squinty eyes #alabamahannah
IT’S OFFICIAL! MISS USA will be held May 21st in Shreveport, Louisiana {LIVE} on @foxtv! This is so surreal. Prayer warriors, let’s get goin’—peace and blessings all throughout this process! Y’all be ready to cheer on your #alabamahannah #brownforthecrown #rpmforthewin #missalusa #missusa #confidentlybeautiful
have hope, honey. isaiah 40:31
ready for all the clapbacks tonight? #WTA #thebachelor
staring down monday like... can you give me a sec, I can’t deal. #sundayscaries ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [a lil’ dramatic, I’ll get it together]
tripleHD [it’s. a. thing.] my ppl. #girlgang
2018. you were an unexpected ride I didn’t know I was in line for🎢. You know, the one that made me laugh and giggle from the thrill, but equally cry and scream as the ride got scary and my stomach dropped. I was blessed in abundance this year. No doubt about that. But the ride took different turns than I expected or sometimes even wanted at the time. (crowns, cameras, and @coltonunderwood were not what I thought adulting was going to consist of, but blessed by all still the same) But the greatest thing about 2018? I finally started sitting in the front row of my own ride. I got honest. I got raw and real with myself. And I really got to know me (the good me, the bad me, and the ugly me...also the weird, crazy-fun me) so I could let other people get to know the real Han too. It’s a great victory to know WHO you are and WHOSE you are, and for that 2018, I am grateful. Thankful that the grace and mercy of my God is one thing that’ll never change with each new year. so hollla hellooo 2019 whatcha got? I’m ready! 🙋‍♀️✨🎉💕
the one time I walked a runway in almost nothing and six-inch heels. don’t mistake me as a @victoriassecret angel, you didn’t miss me in the fashion show. I like sugar too much. darn. #myprime #onehitwonder what have I eaten the past six months? 🤦🏼‍♀️🥨🥓🥞🍟🍔🍕🍞🥐🍦🍫🍿🍪🍩🍷🧂🥡 #allthesethings #gottagetitbacktogether
#serveday = #bestday with @abigail.lesley ! such a great day to join together as a church to be the hands and feet of Jesus all throughout our communities. #alabamahannah
hands up let’s do this. I’m packing up and feeling great. I laugh because I’m so calm, but also because this is truly happening. I feel like I should be freaking out—but fear is a liar so I’m gonna supermodel pose and be sunshine. Ahhh my #roadtomissusa two more daysss. Follow me here and @missalusa to stay updated. And yes, prayers are numero uno request. #missalusa #missusa #alabamahannah
I wish everyday was pool day—even with my sweet Roscoe who almost made me bust it in our failed photo shoot. 🙃👙☀️🐶 #roscoeiscamerashy #alabamahannah #missalusa
I had my national television debut and 8* seconds of fame yesterday on my favorite show @goodmorningamerica • • • If you know me, you know I love me some GMA and coffee every morning so this was too cool. (disclaimer: Strahan is a giant)
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But Pageants Aren't the Only Thing She's Done

The 24-year-old worked as a freelance hairstylist and makeup artist throughout college, according to her LinkedIn profile. After graduation, she put her design skills to use as an interior decorator. "It quickly became clear that this job was not just a hobby, and after graduation I decided to continue my work study under the designers at Gracefully Done," she says on her profile. "My favorite part of designing and decorating is forming relationships with my clients and being able to meet specific needs for creating their dream space."

She Looks Good in a Wedding Dress 

Hannah may not have gotten engaged to Colton, but she's tried on wedding dresses before. The Alabama native stunned in a recent photo shoot for Alabama Weddings Magazine. 

Hannah's a Dog Lover

Who doesn't love a golden retriever? Hannah's family appears to have two, and they make frequent appearances on her Instagram. "Just look at those faces. 🐶🐶💗🌊 #wetdogs #happydogs #alabamahannah," she captioned a beach photo of her time with her pups over the summer. 

And She's Definitely a "Beast" in the Gym 

Hannah showed off her fighting skills on The Bachelor, but she's had these moves for a while. Check out her fierce boxing skills from last year. 

She Came to Entertain

While speaking with ET at the "Women Tell All" taping last month, Hannah said that she'd love to be the Bachelorette -- and would work hard to give us a good season.

"I also was genuine about how I felt and I truly did want the end of it to be me and it wasn't, but I still stayed true to myself and allowed everybody to kind of see every part of me -- the good and the bad," she said. "I would love to have the opportunity to continue on shedding that layer of just trying to be whatever I think people want me to be and just being myself."

"I really believe in this process and I do think you can fall in love here and be in love and find your person, so if it could be me, that would be great," she added. "I think it'd be damn entertaining. I can guarantee that."

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THE BACHELORETTE - 'Episode 1406' Richmond, Virginia, whose past is inextricably connected to Americas rich history, is the backdrop for a defining week in Beccas journey. Jason and Beccas date takes the couple on a trolley tour around town, but the day ends on a stunning emotional note. Seven men pay homage to Virginia, one of the cradles of democracy, as they take a history quiz and then participate in the Beccalection 2018 debate. Leo and Becca take a spectacular aerial tour of the state and try their skill at shucking oysters. Australian country superstar Morgan Evans caps off the night with a special performance. One bachelor mounts a shocking late-night surprise which may decide his fate with Becca. Which men will be on the right side of history? Find out on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, JULY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Paul Hebert via Getty Images) COLTON
THE BACHELORETTE - 'Episode 1406' Richmond, Virginia, whose past is inextricably connected to Americas rich history, is the backdrop for a defining week in Beccas journey. Jason and Beccas date takes the couple on a trolley tour around town, but the day ends on a stunning emotional note. Seven men pay homage to Virginia, one of the cradles of democracy, as they take a history quiz and then participate in the Beccalection 2018 debate. Leo and Becca take a spectacular aerial tour of the state and try their skill at shucking oysters. Australian country superstar Morgan Evans caps off the night with a special performance. One bachelor mounts a shocking late-night surprise which may decide his fate with Becca. Which men will be on the right side of history? Find out on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, JULY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Paul Hebert via Getty Images) COLTON
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: Former NFL and 'The Bachelorette' star Colton Underwood attends Regard Magazine's celebration of the ESPY Awards and their Special Annual Sports Edition at private residence on July 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images)
BACHELORETTE - 'The Men Tell All' - The most memorable bachelors from this season - including Chris R., Christon, Colton, Connor, David, Jason, Jean Blanc, John, Jordan, Leo, Nick and Wills, as well as Christian, Jake, Joe and Kamil - return to confront each other and Becca one last time to dish the dirt, tell their side of the story and share their emotional departures. Finally, as the clock ticks down on Beccas journey to find love, a special sneak peek of her dramatic final week with Blake and Garrett is highlighted, on 'The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All,' MONDAY, JULY 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Paul Hebert via Getty Images) COLTON
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: Colton Underwood attends Monster Energy Outbreak $50K Charity Challenge celebrity basketball game at UCLA on July 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 07: Colton Underwood attends the Disney ABC Television TCA Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 08: Colton Underwood visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on August 8, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - AUGUST 10: Reality TV star Colton Underwood poses for photos on the red carpet during The Aesthetic Everything Beauty Expo Trade Show at The Phoenician on August 10, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by John Medina/Getty Images)
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