-The next 1-on-1 was Hannah’s and is there really a lot to talk about here? I mean, we could clearly see Colton’s mind was preoccupied the whole date, not to mention, he just wasn’t into her as he is into some of the others. Hannah had a hard time seeing that. Maybe she was lovestruck. Maybe she was caught up in the moment. Maybe she was suffering PTSD from wearing that pink sparkly dress straight out of an 80’s movie. I don’t know. But her getting eliminated last night shouldn’t have surprised anyone. I’m not talking about the spoiler aspect either since you’ve known she was going home last night for two months now. I’m talking about the fact that Colton never seriously showed her much consideration as one of his front runners. We can clearly see that. And, you know, the dress.
-With that said, after everything that went on last night, the one woman who came out of all this smelling like a rose was Hannah B. For the longest time, I just couldn’t see her as the “Bachelorette.” She came across as too dorky and overly emotional to me. However, I had a conversation with a friend over the weekend who kinda changed my mind on that. I’m not saying that Hannah B. will be the “Bachelorette.” I don’t know who they’re choosing and we won’t for a few weeks. What I’m saying is if she does end up getting it, I won’t be nearly as surprised as I would’ve been if you asked me a month ago. Or hell, even a week ago. I just never saw it. But now I could see it. Again, doesn’t mean she will get it, but I think your only three candidates now are the two Hannah’s and Caelynn, but Caelynn’s opportunity seems to be going out the window with this edit. We’ll see.
-Here was my friend’s long, thought out case she made for Hannah B. as the “Bachelorette”:
“With Hannah B, there are three Bachelorette qualities the show
reliably feature that they haven’t shown for others in the final four.
First, the show demographic is overwhelmingly females in their 20s,
30s, 40s. The show works with its demographic for the Bachelorette
when the audience can feel empathy for the lead and relate to their
story. The story is consistently that this person is struggling to
find love and acceptance in the real world. The lead typically needs a
win and the audience is empathetic to that. For example, we believed
that Becca was left heartbroken and scarred so we wanted to see her be
“given” an opportunity for a love story. However, there is no way the
show can sell us on the very young models Cassie or Hannah G, or the
young beauty queen Caelynn, needing the show to find their husband.
These women are young and stunning. They need no help and it would be
nearly impossible for the demographic to feel invested in these women
in desperate need of a win in life or love. However, Hannah B – while
also young and beautiful – has been shown with deep insecurities and
as the one who didn’t win the crown. There’s something about her that
makes you want to wrap her up in a warm blanket and just hug her
tight. You feel empathy towards her feeling she’s not good enough and
that she just needs a win. The producers have given us reasons to root
for her. And, most women can relate to the way she has felt at one
point or another – we can believe in her; because we’ve all been
Hannah B at some point. (Note: I’m not including Tayshia in this point
because she was already married and divorced… she had no trouble
finding a husband already. She’ll find another).
Next, historically the Bachelorette is portrayed as being well-liked
by the girls in the house and nearly conflict-free. We’ve seen Tayshia
and Caelynn talk poorly about others. In both instances, the story
line didn’t advance from including those comments. I have hard time
believing the producers would put those comments in there for their
Bachelorette for the same reason we never saw Rachel and Vanessa throw
down on Nick’s season. But with Hannah B – the only conflict we saw
was her with Caelynn and you can argue that plays into Hannah B
feeling insecure and not good enough and not the winner. And in a way,
she seemed railroaded by Caelynn in the end of all of that (and we saw
their resolution which is something rare on this show). We also
consistently see Hannah B with her arms around other girls, her
friendship with Heather and Demi, etc. She is clearly a girls’ girl
and liked and it makes her easy to root for her. She seems like
someone we all would want to be friends with while watching from home.
I’d get a drink with Hannah B which is a quality I want to see in a
Last, she is literally the only person this season where we
consistently see her goofy, fun personality. Without fail, every
episode has had at least one clip or scene where we see her being
goofy or funny or animated. She’s fun to watch and we’re getting to
know Hannah B. From her being a pirate to doing Hannah Beast to her
doing fighting moves with Colton….we are getting to know her bit by
bit. We haven’t seen this much personality from anyone else on this
show this season except for Demi (maybe) and that didn’t feel
authentic. Hannah B is authentic and fun to watch. I believe the
producers are giving us SO MUCH of her for a reason. They aren’t
giving us that much of any of the top four – that’s for sure.
There’s my reasoning for Hannah B. And I’m pulling for her in a big
way. I’m so down for a Hannah B Bachelorette season. Colton has been
so boring…We need to breathe some life into next season. And life,
for the audience, is not insulting our intelligence that some 23 year
old model is struggling to find love…. *eye roll*”
Pretty compelling argument and all valid points, and my friend hasn’t even seen last night’s episode yet which definitely fed into a lot of what she just said. Personally I still would be surprised if Hannah B. got the “Bachelorette” gig, but after watching last night, seeing that edit, what I’m saying is I can at least admit now that if Hannah B. got it, it would make sense to me. Never thought about it this way before.