‘Alaskan Bush People’: What Bird Brown Considers to Be the Worst Part of Fame

by Amy Myers
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Besides her endearing name, Snowbird Brown (or more commonly, Bird), fans of Alaskan Bush People know the oldest Brown daughter for her love of animals. Even during the tragic fire on the family’s Washington property, Bird’s priority was to make sure all animals safely escaped. This included the Browns’ beloved horse, North, who still remained on the property, apparently refusing to cooperate.

Despite the panic, Bird managed to keep her sense of humor when during the episode featuring the wildfire, she said “I forgot my frog and my gun.”

‘Alaskan Bush People’s Bird Shares Her Best Quality

Since becoming one of the country’s reality TV families, Bird has come into her own personality. And as the oldest of just two daughters in the Alaskan Bush People family, that’s a hard task to accomplish. With six brothers and her father seemingly running the Brown’s affairs and activities, it can be hard to get lost in the crowd. However, Bird and her younger sister, Rain, have found their voices over the seasons just doing the things they love.

In an interview with TV Shows Ace, Bird and Rain spoke about their lives on and off the show. They also admitted what they think their best qualities are.

Of course, for Bird, this was an easy answer.

“This is where I would like to think it’s the way I am with animals,” the Alaskan Bush People star said. “Because animals tend to like me and listen to me. I know I can’t talk to them, but sometimes it almost feels like I can cause we can communicate without words really. So I would like to think it was that.”

Brown Sisters React to Fame

As can be expected, being a TV-famous family can have its downsides, especially for the ones that are accustomed to their privacy. For Bird, this was her least favorite part about Alaskan Bush People.

“I would say for me, it’s the aspect that I couldn’t just disappear into the woods anymore,” Bird admitted. “That everyone knows who I am now…that I couldn’t go to a new town and people not necessarily know me.”

The 27-year-old star holds tight to her family’s values of independence and love for solidarity. For Bird, the worst-case scenario is being recognizable everywhere.

“I think that’s the hardest because like notoriety we have, you can’t just get rid of, and I feel like for me, that would definitely be the worst part about it,” Bird continued.

Her sister, Rain, on the other hand, was more concerned with how her fans feel rather than her own needs. The youngest Alaskan Bush People star expressed guilt when she didn’t have time to stop for fans that recognized her on the street.

“For me, I think it would just be that I, sometimes I’ll be too busy to talk to a fan as much as I would like, or be too busy to take a picture with fan as much as I would like,” Rain said. “And sometimes it is because I don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings. I know how cool it must be for those people, because even though I don’t look at my family and I like we are famous, I know some other people do.”