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Hannah Brown on Colton Underwood Coming Out: 'I Like Him Better as a Gay Man'

Hannah Brown on Colton Underwood Coming Out: 'I Like Him Better as a Gay Man'

Hannah Brown is sharing her thoughts on Colton Underwood.

The 27-year-old reality TV star was a guest on SiriusXM’s The Michelle Collins Show on Monday (December 12), where she was asked about Colton coming out as gay.

Hannah was a contestant on the former NFL player’s season of The Bachelor in 2018.

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“I think there’s two sides to it,” the Bachelorette alum said. “I understand why people would be upset that he has a TV show, just because he’s a white, gay man and there’s some privilege there, and I also understand [that with] his relationship with Cassie [Randolph], I think he definitely made a lot of mistakes, but as far as knowing him as a person, I think it’s really cool that he’s finally being able to, for the first time, be himself, which is weird that I’m saying that [because] I dated him and he was gay the whole time.”

She continued, “But honestly, I think I like him better as a gay man. Even though it’s obvious that he’s still almost like uncomfortable with this new life, [because] he has never allowed himself to be who he is. It is cool to kind of just watch him try to be his most authentic self for the first time. So I don’t know. I have a lot of different views on it, but ultimately I’m all about people understanding more of who they are and growing and not being just defined by all their past mistakes, but totally kind of see everyone’s side on it.”

When asked if she ever wondered if Colton was gay, Hannah replied: “I think a lot of the girls knew, I think. [We thought,] No, surely he’s not gay. He’s the Bachelor. You’re like, ‘Okay, maybe he’s just not what we thought he was gonna be.’ You know?”

“And that is the case a lot of times for reality TV. You don’t really know the full person,” she added. “And so I was like, ‘Oh, well I just misjudged [who] I thought I was going to meet,’ [and I was] trying to drop down the expectations, but it all makes so much more sense with just who he was and the mirage, like you.”

Last month, Hannah shared some new details about her relationship with Tyler Cameron. Find out what she said

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