"Over the course of her season, Hannah surpassed expectations, proving to be an eloquent voice of empowerment," says Lisa Bonos. "The season ended without a fiance, or even a relationship — a big step forward for a show that often pushes single women into a traditional version of happily ever after. She was decisive in getting rid of men who weren’t there for the right reasons...Her season wasn’t all helicopter and yacht dates. When Hannah had to go to the hospital after passing out, rather than cancel a one-on-one date she had scheduled with Connor, she invited him to come hang out in her hotel room instead. It was a casual and authentic moment, as her suitor and the audience got to see Hannah without makeup or a flashy gown. And even though it was frustrating for viewers to see Luke P., the season’s villain, stick around so far into the season, the way Hannah dismissed him decisively (and stood firm when he tried to return) was extremely powerful." ALSO: The Bachelorette finale (barely) kept the show from plunging into anarchy.