And then on Monday, Fleiss shared the first official photo of Hannah Brown from Night 1 on Twitter in which she was standing in the courtyard of The Bachelor mansion with host Chris Harrison and smiling ear to ear.
"Wow," Fleiss, 54, captioned the image.
The 23-year-old beauty pageant queen looked stunning in a beige dress embellished with silver sparkles from head to toe. The gown also featured a sexy thigh-high slit.
Harrison also shared a similar picture of the pair from Night 1 of filming on his own Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Fleiss later exclaimed on Twitter Hannah B. was a "good choice" for Bachelorette, as he posted a pretty photo of her in a pink jacket standing in front of a wall of pink, red and white roses.
And then on Monday night, Fleiss revealed Hannah was on her first group date inside of a theater.
"Behind-the-scenes action from the first group date... #TheBachelorette," Fleiss tweeted.
Hannah's casting received a polarizing reaction from Bachelor Nation. Critics argue Hannah has trouble forming sentences and isn't mature enough to be ABC's next leading lady, while fans insist Hannah is charming and goofy and will make for an entertaining season like no other.