Peter Weber is defending one of his contestants this season.
After the premiere on Monday, The Bachelor sat down with Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin on their Bachelor Happy Hour podcast.
During their conversation, former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay compared Hannah Ann to Luke Parker from Hannah Brown’s season.
“I’m going say something. Don’t get mad at me. We’ve only seen one episode,” Rachel told Peter.
“I know exactly what you are going to say.” Becca adds.
“But you know who Hannah Ann reminds me of in the way you talk about her?” Rachel continues.
“Everybody say it with me now: One. Two, Three! Luke P!”
Peter then shot down the comparison really quickly.
“No, not even close. Not even close. Don’t even go there. No,” he says. “She was intentional, but that’s different.”
Becca adds that “maybe” Hannah Ann was “intentional, not manipulative,” , Rachel disagreed.
“Listen. You know him outside of all of that. You know him past the first episode. I’m only talking about first episode,” she explained. “We didn’t know he was like that. First episode it was like, wow, he’s really into this girl. He knows exactly what he wants. He’s very intentional in exactly what he wants to do. And she feels it as well. I’m just saying. We’ve only seen one episode.”
“Disagree, but that’s fine,” Peter replied. “Hannah Ann brought me up, we to, like, the couch. She had drawn out this beautiful painting for me with her dad. Immediately starts going into her family and how important her family was to her. She’s so not like that.”
“Hannah Ann was someone that … That girl knew exactly what she wanted coming into this and never let me question that,” Peter tells the former Bachelorettes. “And I literally mean that from the beginning. She was the first person to steal me away for the first conversation. She was the first kind of normal kiss. Not from like the first entrances. We clicked immediately.”