What Matt Brown From Alaskan Bush People Was Most Embarrassed About

Alaskan Bush People star Matt Brown has been through a lot of personal turmoil throughout the show's 11 seasons. In addition to struggling with substance abuse issues and enduring multiple stints in rehab, the reality star also suffered a major accident in 2017. Be forewarned, the details are gory: Brown had to get nine staples in his head after "a mason jar with gunpowder and cannon fuse" exploded in his home, according to TMZ

The worst part? The blowup likely could have been avoided if Matt hadn't stored the wild concoction in his own refrigerator or made it in the first place. It must have been a bit embarrassing to explain this weird situation to the police officers and first responders, but what do we know? We've never dabbled in explosives, after all.

Interestingly enough, however, this incident isn't what embarrasses Matt Brown the most in his life. The true culprit? Let's just say you might be surprised...

Matt Brown's confidence took a hit for this reason

After Matt Brown completed rehab in early 2019, he got a fresh start via his own YouTube channel. And in a September 2019 clip, Brown opened up about a personal issue that had bothered him for a long time — his teeth.  "I was always self-conscious about my smile," he admitted in the candid vid, while also noting that oral surgery was a "long time coming." It's not 100 percent clear what makeover Matt had, but it looks like he got a new set of choppers. He also mentioned something about having his pearly whites "resized."

After digging deep into his reasons for getting the cosmetic makeover, Matt revealed he waited for so long due to a supposed lack of funds. This a bit curious to us because those who follow the Alaskan Bush People's finances already know parents Ami and Billy Brown make the big bucks as reality TV stars for the Discovery Channel. Hmm.

Either way, we're thrilled Brown has a newfound sense of confidence and is doing great these days. And speaking of personal transformations...

Matt Brown's glow-up is on the inside, too

Feeling happy about your appearance can be important, but some might argue it's what on the inside that truly counts. Someone who seems to have taken this sentiment to heart is Matt Brown, who has transformed his life after struggling with addiction. And part of this turnaround includes making amends with family, as an insider explained to Radar Online in August 2019, "He made up with his father, which is huge. They were able to come to an agreement that would bring Matt back to the show..."

Considering reality TV can be a high-paying job, coming back to Alaskan Bush People would be a big deal for Brown. The only caveat? "Billy told Matt that he must stay sober from now on or else the deal is off," the source shared. Apparently, Brown "agreed" to the terms, but it remains to be seen if he'll be able to keep up his end of the bargain. That being said, our hopes are high due to his apparent commitment to personal growth. "A year and almost 2 months ago, I started out on a quest of self-understanding, and awareness, to find a better way of existing in the world," he captioned a September 2019 Instagram post. "It has forever changed my life for the better."

Go get 'em, Matt!