Brown took to social media to express herself following Monday’s episode. She wanted to share her feelings following a rough couple weeks on “DWTS.”
She wrote, “This experience has been harder than I could have ever imagined. When I decided to do DWTS I thought it would be a fun way to channel all my energy after a whirlwind experience as the Bachelorette.”
Brown continued, “I was hopeful that the confidence I gained this year to take pride in the woman I have become would have the opportunity to shine, and I’d feel that reboot in my spirit after it took a bit of a beating after my bachelorette season.”
“I came into this experience a little broken and confused—more than I’ve shared. Everyday has brought its challenges with my past, my fears, and the uncomfortableness of opening myself up again to be judged on something VERY scary like learning a new skill to perform each week. Last night was really defeating for me and a lot of suppressed emotions started to surface from this amazing, but grueling experience.”
She continued, “I want to be me. I want to be real. I feel my best when I feel like I have the opportunity to share my heart with others. But I know that’s been lacking in what has been seen on DWTS. It’s true there is a disconnect. I am busting my a-s. I am giving this my all. It’s my focus and passion right now. But each week I fall flat. I’ve gotten to the point of being so anxious before I perform that I can’t completely enjoy it like I wish and know I could.”
Brown ended, “I KNOW I have a lot more I can give. I want to be able to feel free and confident to dance with my whole heart. I’m working on getting there. … I’m blown away by the support I see and feel from all of you who love me through it all. So thank you— here’s to another opportunity to grow. See y’all next Monday!”
Brown’s “Bachelorette” runner-up, Tyler Cameron, quickly commented on her post. He showed support writing, “Fall down 7 times, get up 8! You got his HB. Be where your feet are and enjoy the ride. You’re doing amazing.”
Back in August, Brown revealed she had no spoken to Cameron in weeks. She did wish him well in life.
The remaining competitors include “The Bachelorette‘s” Hannah Brown, Sean Spicer, country star Lauren Alaina, James Van Der Beek, “The Office” star Kate Flannery, pop star Ally Brooke and Kel Mitchell.