The only thing more dramatic than drama on The Bachelor is previous drama that carried over to become drama on The Bachelor. Still with us? Two contestants after Colton Underwood's heart knew each other before the show, and let's just say they didn't start filming on good terms.
Hannah Brown and Caelynn Miller-Keyes, aka Miss Alabama USA 2018 and Miss North Carolina USA 2018, respectively, competed for the title of Miss USA 2018. Not only that, but the two were roommates during the competition. During the second episode of season 23, both women separately commented on the tension that started at the pageant and carried over to the show.
"Hannah. B and I know each other, and we're not necessarily the best of friends," Caelynn said. "We competed at Miss USA together. She's Miss Alabama, and I'm Miss North Carolina. We were roommates at Miss USA. We were super close, and then she was not happy that I was first runner-up. She was mad she didn't place. For sure, there were a lot of hurt feelings. With Hannah, there's a facade, and then it starts to crumble. Hannah kind of snapped. She flipped a switch, and I was like, 'Wow, this is a whole new Hannah.' So being in this environment, it's pretty similar." Caelynn thinks that switch will be flipped again on the show and that it will happen pretty quickly.
Hannah B. also had some choice words about Caelynn, saying: "I'm not happy that Caelynn's getting time with Colton. If I start thinking about it, I'll turn into a crazy woman. I think I definitely have more insight to, like, what type of person she is. Like, she's fake." Yikes! If only that room they shared could talk.
"It's just so funny because there's not one person in the world that I have a problem with, except her," Hannah B. said to Hannah Godwin about Caelynn. "It totally scares me for Colton."
While we don't know the full story yet about what happened during the big pageant, the ladies must know each other pretty well from sharing a room.
"My relationship with Colton was solidified last night that there is definitely something there," Hannah B. said. "But now, I'm really scared that she's gonna say something to him to really screw it up."
There's still some social media evidence of the contestants' friendship on Instagram, but the last photo of just the two of them was posted by Hannah B. in February 2018. Keep reading to see pictures of the pageant beauties from, uh, better times.