Spoilers for The Bachelor. On Peter Weber's The Bachelor season, there are several women who stand out. One of these contestants is Hannah Sluss, the former pageant star who already knows a famous former contestant, and has had a fairly successful modeling career (and, more problematically, a history of animal hunting). She's made an impression on the pilot Bachelor, and her presence on the show has already ruffled a few feathers. Here's everything we know about her.
She's from Knoxville, Tennessee.
Sluss is 23 and religious (judging by the Bible reference in her Instagram profile and also some of her Twitter retweets). She's apparently good friends with another show alum, more on that below (maybe she got tips on how to navigate the show?), so she's already sort of aware of how the whole "dating one guy who is dating 29 other women" thing works.
Also, we know she's close to her sister:
As well as the rest of her family.
Sluss is also one of the cast members who at one point posted a picture of her with friends after hunting animals, which I won't link to and find upsetting.
She had a long-term relationship before Weber.
In a recent one-on-one, Sluss told Weber she'd never been in love, although she'd "felt love" before. Sluss was in a years-long relationship—and in the post below, she for sure says "I love you."
Fans were quick to tag Weber in the comments of that post, hassling Sluss about the words she used on the show and insinuating that she's lying. However, this is definitely not a Jed Wyatt situation (a.k.a. a contestant has a significant other and just actively hides it on the show). Sluss hasn't been with/posted about this person since 2017, so there's no "secret relationship" or anything.
Also, some fans have pointed out that you can look back on a relationship and have very mixed feelings about the whole thing—maybe you realized you weren't as in love as you thought, or that the relationship gives you residual negative feelings. I don't think Sluss necessarily has to be "lying" here by saying she's never been in love—although I do understand that underplaying a serious relationship might look confusing to the outside.
She's BFFs with another Bachelor alum.
The two Hannahs! Sluss is friends with Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise contestant Hannah Godwin. According to Chris Harrison, Godwin even IDed Sluss to the producers as a good pick for a future Bach contestant (so chances are the two also chatted honestly about what it's like to be on a high-visibility, high-stakes, high-stress show). Their social media has pictures of each other since 2018, and some of them look like official modeling shoots:
But others look like cute pics of the two girls just being silly and having a good time:
Sluss hasn't posted about Godwin since April 2019, but she's been busy during filming and has to be careful not to give anything away about her own season (plus, she's probably recovering from all that champagne drama...more on that below). Godwin has recently liked some of Sluss's posts and vice versa. On a recent post of Sluss', Godwin reaffirmed that their friendship is a-okay, thanks to a comment of "Ooooh hunny 🔥"
Sluss responded with "miss you 😘❤️," so, you know, just in case we were worried, the two are still buddies. Plus, Godwin's probably planning a super-fun wedding in between being a model, influencer, and blogger.
If Godwin made a cameo to support her BFF on the show, I would be delighted. And/or, if Sluss took some pics of Godwin and Dylan Barbour's wedding, that would also be awesome. Either way, now both women are part of the Bachelor family and hopefully get to catch up at a reunion soon—please take pics! Do it for me.
She's a model and actress.
Sluss is represented by Model Club and The Campbell Agency, and is either 5'6" or 7" and has either blue or green eyes, depending on who you ask (People says she's signed with Wilhelmina Models). Apparently she's been featured online and in print, including for Sonic and Downy ads—so, in other words, she was a successful model before coming on the show. She even featured in Chris Lane's "I Don't Know About You" video:
Definitely a Southern girl.
She's a former pageant contestant.
Sluss competed in the Miss Tennessee competition more than once. In fact, video has surfaced of a very cringey moment that kiiiiiind of went off the rails (she talked about hazing and violence on college campuses as opposed to...answering the question that was presented to her):
She's already become a meme.
Sluss has been living with the aftereffects of Champagne-Gate—an interaction between Sluss and Kelsey Weier in which Sluss "steals" a bottle of champagne Weier had brought to share with Weber. Producers have made sure to touch upon some of that drama ever since, with Kelsey Weier and Sluss—who are shaping up to be enemies—sitting down and try to work things out. Things immediately go south in a big way (huge surprise, not), as Sluss tries to defend herself after what she deems the "finasco" of the champagne. Sorry, what now?? I believe she meant "fiasco":
Fans were immediately entranced/horrified by Sluss' word choice, and I really enjoyed the memes that ensued:
This, in reference to Kiarra, who pronounced "lingerie" "linger-y" with a hard g, roughly 30 seconds after Sluss made her "finasco" comment:
And fans have been commenting on Sluss' Instagram posts referencing the new word she created, just in case she'd forgotten (I don't think she's ever going to forget, guys). I haven't seen Sluss address the "controversy" directly, although she did respond to ET's Lauren Zima's comment of "Far 👏 from👏 a 👏 finasco 👏" on a recent post with, "only sometimes... 😉❤️" so she's got a sense of humor about it. Weier and Sluss have joked about Champagne-Gate post-show on social media, so it's no biggie.
Frankly, if people are making memes out of you, that means that no one is likely to forget you anytime soon. And we know Sluss does really well—more on that below. Also, the show hasn't focused on any of her drama in a while, which is maybe a sign that she's moved past the craziness and is back on track to winning Weber's heart.
She does well this season.
No spoilers on the ending (as of this writing, no one knows the ending) but we know Sluss makes it all the way through to the final few contestants. Now, we also know that Weber's season is "not normal," in the sense that he does not select one woman out of two at the end of his season. But we know that Sluss is an important part of his "journey" and that you can expect to see a lot of her. Remember this face, is all I'm saying.
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