Along with meeting her fiancé, Dylan Barbour, Hannah Godwin said she also formed a lot of close friendships during her time on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelor in Paradise.” “I think just the key to the friendship there is authenticity and support and just being yourself,” Godwin said.
“And I feel I found a lot of that through all my ‘Bachelor’ girlfriends.” But, beyond the relationships she formed with others, Godwin said that she learned a lot about who she is during the show.
She explained that being outside of her normal life allowed more opportunities to be authentic. “Even though it was scary and even though it was just honestly, just something really different for me, it kind of made me find myself even more,” Godwin said. The former Bachelor contestant explained the reason she thought the TV show’s environment led to such a vulnerable experience, saying, “I wasn’t just around all of these distractions all the time, work, phone, all of that kind of stuff. You’re just focused on you, and what you want and how you treat others … You’re put on a spotlight, but it really forces you to learn about yourself.”