Hannah B. will be the next 'Bachelorette'

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Hannah Brown will be the next bachelorette for the show's upcoming 15th season!

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"I feel all the emotions," Brown said when it was announced on "The Bachelor" finale Monday, adding that she is "very grateful."

Brown, 24, competed on the most recent season of "The Bachelor" for Colton Underwood's heart but was sent home week 7.

The University of Alabama graduate turned interior designer hails from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and holds the 2018 Miss Alabama USA title.

Here's what you need to know about Brown, who earned the nickname "Alabama Hannah" on Underwood's season for her love of the Crimson Tide:

She's on good terms now with Underwood

On the "Women Tell All" episode of "The Bachelor," Brown spoke about her split with Underwood and where they are now.

"Ultimately, I was very shocked when I went home just because I didn’t understand why I got to get to that part of your life if you didn’t have those feelings for me," she told Underwood about meeting his family.

"I don’t understand it, and it made me mad. But I think that you had every right to do this the way that you feel was necessary."

"Getting your heart broke sucks, but I grew as a person," she continued. "I think we all grew, and I hope you’re so happy and you get to choose somebody every day and they get to choose you back and I hope that for myself."

"I’m cool with you. I hope you’re cool with me, and that’s where I want to be," she added.

Her career in pageantry was a big part of her life

Brown's Instagram is filled with photos and videos from her time serving as Miss Alabama. In one of the clips, it's revealed that Brown has "spoken with over 1,000 elementary students about the importance of childhood literacy."

The announcer also states that Brown was a trained dancer for 16 years.

In another video, Brown discussed how participating in beauty contests has impacted her life.

"My family has seen me grow significantly because of being in pageantry," she told Alabama NewsCenter. "It has really amplified me as a person."

"I have been able to talk to really anybody from all aspects of life," she continued. "It has given me a lot of confidence in times when there is both positive and negative light shed on me."

She also revealed she has struggled with anxiety and depression, in the clip, and said she planned to build her platform around finding confidence and realizing your self worth.

"I'm not a doctor, I'm not going to be able to fix everything," she told the outlet. "I'm not going to be able to end mental health -- the crisis that we have -- but I am here to encourage people and to be a light and to be like 'Hey, I've been there, but here I am today and I have joy. You can get out of it.'"

"I've been in a dark place, but there is light in darkness, and that's my message," she added.

On the "Women Tell All" episode of "The Bachelor," she also spoke about her insecurities and the problems she's faced in life.

"For me, I have a pressure to be perfect, and I come from pageants," she said. "It wasn't always the best. I would put on whatever I thought people would want to see in me. It's always been something that I've struggled with."

Her relationship with Underwood taught her what kind of love she wants

Brown also spoke about how her time with Underwood showed her what she is looking for on the "Women Tell All" episode.

"This experience and the relationship that I have with Colton just allowed me to see myself in a different way and be vulnerable with who I am and who I want to be and what type of love I want to have and receive," she told Chris Harrison.

"It just really allowed me to see what I want," she added.

She said she's looking for someone to love her "fiercely."

"I think we all deserve somebody to love us in that way, love us but know it's us and fight for us," she said. "Choose me no matter what."

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