Ben Higgins: Hannah Brown is Unprepared to be The Bachelorette!
Hannah Brown says that she’s ready to unleash the beast on The Bachelorette … whatever that means.
But is she actually ready for the role?
Ben Higgins says that she’s not prepared for it, but explains that this is why her season will be so good.
In an interview with Us Weekly, Ben Higgins talks about exactly what Hannah is going through — and what the Bachelor Nation can expect.
“This is a little intimidating for her,” Ben affirms.
He continues, adding that “It’s a little scary.”
Ben also notes, speaking of the unusual circumstances of facing so many suitors at one time: “it’s a little wild.”
“And,” Ben admits. “She isn’t prepped for it.”
Ben explains that he’s not accusing Hannah of any sort of personal failing.
“Like,” he says. “I don’t think she expected to be the Bachelorette.”
Ben continues: “nor did she desire to be the Bachelorette after her season.”
Some people go on The Bachelorette to find love. Others go for the experience, or to dip their toes in the world of fame.
Others treat the show like Shark Tank, and try to impress producers and viewers with their entertainment value.
They look to launch a career — but Hannah really doesn’t give off that vibe.
“So,” Ben explains. “This is all kind of a shock.”
But Ben Higgins isn’t saying any of this to disparage Hannah.
Unlike higher political office, appearing as the leading lady on The Bachelorette can absolutely be an entry-level position.
It is Hannah’s surprise and inexperience, Ben says, “which makes it really fun.”
He explains: “because it’s kind of, like, watching any one of us that would be placed in this crazy environment.”
In other words, a normal person, rather than someone already famous or hungry for mega-fame.
“So,” Ben continues. “I’m really excited for her season.”
He also has some advice to offer Hannah.
“Just be almost unapologetically yourself,” Ben counsels.
“She has quirkiness,” he observes, and “this funny sense of humor.”
“She, like, makes weird facial expressions,” he notes.
“And,” he adds. “Says weird things at times.”
“And,” Ben continues. “That’s a really endearing quality.”
Ben says that this strangeness is a quality “that I hope she doesn’t lose.”
“[I hope] she doesn’t try to become too much of the model of a Bachelorette,” he expresses.
“And,” he concludes, he hopes that she “just stays true to herself.”
We would hope for that for most people, with the exception of those who work in politics or maybe certain religious positions.
Not too long ago, Ben also opened up about how he had come around on Colton Underwood’s romance with Cassie Randolph.
“When I saw the breakup,” Ben admits. “I was like, ‘This doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t seem right. She’s obviously not that into him.'”
“‘She’s telling him she wants to go home,’” he very correctly notes.
“Then,” Ben explains. “I see their story kind of take a turn and for them to come back together.”
“And build this relationship that now is existing to this day,” Ben summarizes.
“And so,” he reasons. “I’m excited for them.”
We’re excited to see whether Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph actually get married, too.