The former pageant queen has said she just wants "someone with a good heart" — and is hoping for a proposal

By Aurelie Corinthios
April 25, 2019 01:58 PM

The Bachelorette is in the building!

With the season 15 premiere less than a month away, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal star Hannah Brown‘s stunning portraits — and it’s clear she hasn’t lost her camera-ready smile since her pageant queen days.

In two of the images, Brown, 24, poses on a plush pink couch wearing a plunging grey gown.

ABC/Ed Herrera
ABC/Ed Herrera

In the other images, the Alabama-born star wears a slightly more casual look, slipping into a blue snakeskin Ramy Brook minidress and accessorizing with — no surprise here — a bouquet of red roses.

ABC/Ed Herrera
ABC/Ed Herrera
ABC/Ed Herrera

Brown was announced as the franchise’s next lead during the live After the Final Rose conclusion to Colton Underwood‘s season of The Bachelor in March.

Speaking to PEOPLE before embarking on her journey, Brown said she “screamed, cried and then freaked out” when she found out she had been cast.

“It was not expected,” she admitted. “But I wanted it so bad!”

As for what she’s looking for? Brown said she doesn’t have a type, but just wants “someone with a good heart.” And yes, she’s ready for an engagement.

“This is something I really believe in,” she said. “And at the end of the day, I want somebody who loves me and chooses me. I’m ready for my moment.”

The Bachelorette premieres May 13 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.