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Hannie refers to fan speculation, shipping theories and fan-fiction centered on the romantic relationship between YouTubers and social media stars Annie LeBlanc and Hayden Summerall.


On April 13th, 2017, YouTubers Annie LeBlanc and Hayden Summerall appeared on the vlog Bratayley. The epsiode (shown below) received more than 1.8 million views in less than one year.


Shortly after the video premiered, people online began shipping the Annie and Hayden under the name "Hannie." On April 18th, YouTuber[2] Bratayley Queen uploaded a "text story" of the two actors texting each other. They titled the video "#Hannie," and it received more than 7,000 views in less than one year (shown below, left).

Three days later, YouTuber[3] MissBratayley101 uploaded a video edit of Annie and Hayden together. The video (shown below, right), entitled Annie & Hayden | #Hannie | 'Annie's in Love, '" received more than 2.5 million views in less than on year.

On June 2nd, Urban Dictionary [4] user Harley Quinn man defined "Hannie" as "A ship between two 12 year olds named Annie Leblanc and Hayden Summerall." Within six months, the post (shown below) has received more than 800 upvotes.

TOP DEFINITION Hannie A ship between two 12 year olds named Annie Leblanc and Hayden Summerall Hannie is so adorable together! by Harley Quinn man June 02, 2017

The following day, Hayden and Alex co-released a music video entitled "Alex & Sierra – Little Do You Know (Annie LeBlanc & Hayden Summerall Cover)."[5] As of December 2017, the video (shown below, left) has received more than 30 million views.

On September 5th, the first episode of the YouTube[6] Chicken Girls series premiered. The show stars Hayden and Alex, further fueling fan speculation. The first episode (shown below, right) has received more than 8.9 million views in three months.

Two months later, on November 20th, the Instagram [7] account @han.nie._fanfiction posted the first of a series of fan fiction stories about the two. The post (shown below) received more than 80 likes in one month.

On December 28th, 2017, The Daily Beast[8] ran a story about the popular shipping theories and rise of Hannie. the article says, "Hayden Summerall and Annie LeBlanc are basically Brangelina for the next generation. Except this couple started in Instagram fan-fiction first."

han.nie. fanfiction han.nie._fanfiction Chapter 1-POV (Annie) It was the middle of November and it was a Sunday which meant tomorrow was when l started my first day at this new school. I was getting ready for school and my mom came in. Ready for school tomorrow. I give her an iffy look. I mean I know no one and I'm nervous I say. You will be fine I promise you. A bunch of kids will know you from the vlog channel but pick your friends wisely make sure they don't want just fame. Ok mommy good night love you. It was the next day I woke up and got ready and was pretty scared. I said goodbye to mommy while she filmed me and got on the bus. When I got to school I went to the office and they showed me around and than took me to my first period class which was English. I got to English and the New gir 81 likes NOVEMBER 20

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