Hannah's elimination from Colton Underwood's season of The Bachelor was difficult, as she was sent packing after meeting Colton's parents and telling him she was falling in love, but the beauty pageant queen from Alabama insists she never fully gave her heart away.
"I'm not in love with him. I was falling in love with him, but I wasn't in love with him," Hannah toldEntertainment Tonight at The Bachelor: The Women Tell All taping.
It still upset Hannah, however, to watch herself get dumped in a recent episode of The Bachelor.
"I think watching back the breakup always makes me a little bit emotional, but ultimately, he didn't feel the same way I did and I want somebody to feel the same way about me as I feel about them," Hannah explained.
"So, for me, there's been time and he wasn't my person. And so, I think he's a great guy and I want the best for him and I want the best for me too."
Hannah was shown telling Colton's mother she was in love with him when he brought her home to Denver, CO, to meet his parents, but she admitted to ET, "That was editing. Come on."
"I had feelings of love for him and wanted it to progress, and I think I could have [gotten there], but I was definitely falling in love with him," Hannah confirmed.
Although Hannah got off to a rough start on The Bachelorette regarding drama with pageant rival Caelynn Miller-Keyes and a seemingly awkward first one-on-one date with Colton in which the conversation was lacking, she ultimately became a fan favorite and had quite the comeback story.
Speculation therefore exists producers may be eyeing Hannah to star on The Bachelorette, given the self-described "beast" was so fun to watch.
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"I'm not going to say [I'm in talks], but I will say that I would love to have that opportunity," Hannah revealed of potentially becoming the ABC franchise's next leading lady.
"Because I did evolve so much as a person on the show. I came in so terrified of what this thing was and if I wanted to be vulnerable with producers, with the girls, with Colton. And then by the end of it, I laid it all out on the table."
"I freaking roared," Hannah said with a laugh.
"I roared but then I was also Hannah B. I was genuine about how I felt and I truly did want the end of it to be me, and it wasn't, but I still stayed true to myself and allowed everybody to kind of see every part of me, the good and the bad."
As a result, Hannah told ET that she'd jump at the chance to continue growing and hopefully find The One.
"I would love to have the opportunity to continue on shedding that layer of just trying to be whatever I think people want me to be and just being myself," Hannah continued.