We’re still several weeks away from finding out who wins this season of The Bachelor, but we all know that Peter’s heart isn’t the only prize at stake. Arguably, the more important competition is for who can get the most Instagram followers and endorsement deals, because we know none of these women ever want to have real jobs again. From day one of the season, Hannah Ann has been an early frontrunner for Bachelor Nation’s Next Top Influencer, winning the first impression rose and the Revolve modeling competition. Lol, I still can’t believe that’s an actual thing that happened on The Bachelor.
But, as we’ve talked about before, Hannah Ann came onto the show with some major connections already. Of course, she’s been friends with Hannah Godwin and Caelynn Miller-Keyes for years, but she’s also had a lot of experience in the modeling industry. In my previous article about her, I shouted out her prestigious work modeling for a Downy bottle, and I’ll include that again for your viewing pleasure:
A classic, truly, it never gets old. But in the past few weeks, Hannah Ann’s past modeling work has been popping up all over the Internet, and it’s all just so special. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of Hannah Ann’s pre-Bachelor career.
The true inspiration for this article came last night, when I was lying in bed mindlessly watching Instagram stories, and I stumbled upon a true Hannah Ann gem (shout out to Slutty Puffin). Right there on Amazon is our girl modeling for Spanx! Good for her!! She actually modeled both the nude and the black versions of this bodysuit, in case you want to see which color suits her better.
Seeing Hannah Ann’s face on Amazon piqued my curiosity, so I did some digging, and found lots more gold where the Spanx bodysuit came from. It’s really hard to choose a favorite job of hers, but an early contender is her starring role in a country music video. But it’s not a video for just any country singer—it’s Chris Lane, who just so happens to be married to former Bachelorette Lauren Bushnell. Call me Marie Kondo, because I love mess.
In the video, Hannah Ann plays the classic girl at the bar all alone, who blows Chris off at first before ultimately running off to dance with him in some kind of dark field. I would make fun of that plotline, but it’s decidedly more relatable than I would like to admit. At the end of the video, a cop car rolls up, and the cop turns out to be Hannah Ann’s dad. He makes her leave, acting like Chris Lane is about to murder her, and she says something about how it’s a small town, so they’ll probably see each other again. I gotta say, Hannah Ann’s acting in the video is… less than good, but it’s still a must-watch.
When I watched the video, my first question was whether Chris and Hannah Ann ever hooked up, but I doubt they did for a couple reasons. First, the video was released in late 2018, and Chris was already with Lauren by that point. But the more compelling reason is that if anything happened, you know the Bachelor producers would’ve been all over that sh*t. Picture a Victoria/Chase Rice situation, except they would also bring Lauren on to fight with Hannah Ann. Am I the only one kind of wishing this would happen? As I said before, I love mess.
Lucky for us, Hannah Ann has posted on Instagram about some of her past modeling gigs, and she didn’t go back and delete all her old posts. Thanks, girl! Three full years ago, she modeled for a Sonic Drive-In campaign, and I really just love how pure this photo is. Like, you know the Sonic ad team wanted a wholesome-looking white girl who would appeal to all the Republicans in middle America, and Hannah Ann was a perfect fit! I’m not sure how the binoculars fit into the fast food vibe, but whatever.
But I really think my favorite past gig of Hannah Ann’s is being the cover model for a YA book about cheerleading. The book is listed on Amazon as a 7th grade reading level, but I just got done watching Cheer on Netflix, so I really might have to order this. Turn It Up was released way back in 2014, which means that Hannah Ann was like, 17 years old when this picture was taken, so like, props to her for getting an early start in the industry.
Hannah Ann also posted a throwback behind the scenes video of the cover shoot, and I really can’t believe we’re so lucky to have this footage available on the internet. Emily is the name of the character in the book, by the way, so Hannah Ann doesn’t have a teenage cheerleader alter ego.
Hannah Ann Sluss is a star, there’s no doubt about it. We’re only four weeks into The Bachelor, and she already has 0ver 400,000 followers, so the world really is her oyster. Whether or not she makes it to the end, she already got what she came for. In terms of her modeling career, I have a feeling she’ll be leaning more into doing Revolve ads than getting back to her roots of detergent bottles and fast food ads, but at least we have these past moments to look back on. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go order that cheerleading book ASAP.
UPDATE: Hannah Ann is still going strong on this season of The Bachelor, and random evidence of her modeling work is still popping up literally everywhere. Today, a good samaritan of Instagram slid into my DMs with what is already one of my new favorite Hannah Ann moments. Spotted out in the wild at a CVS, here’s Hannah Ann modeling for Foster Grant sunglasses. Truly, good for her. They don’t put just anyone on those spinny CVS sunglass holders, so I’m sure this job was a really big moment for her.
UPDATE 2: I’m so glad we’re all in this together, fam. This morning, my inbox was graced with some prime Hannah Ann content (sent to my by @laciehulse, you’re a real one!), because the limit on Hannah Ann’s random modeling jobs clearly does not exist.
Today’s Hannah Ann goodness comes in the form of a Facebook ad for Lull mattresses, and it features our girl on what might just be the saddest-looking bed I’ve ever seen. It’s decorated for President’s Day, meaning there’s an American flag on an otherwise bare wall, a red fuzzy blanket, and some half-full balloons that look like they’re left over from Fourth of July. Decorating for President’s Day isn’t even really a thing, and this display is just tragic. But still, I’m glad this holiday presented another opportunity for Hannah Ann to get a check.
If you see more of Hannah Ann’s work, either on the internet or IRL, please don’t hesitate to send it my way, because documenting her modeling career is now my primary purpose in life. What a time to be alive!
Images: ABC; Amazon (3), hannahann_sluss (2), laciehulse / Instagram
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