ABC has received criticism for years for only casting white Bachelors and Bachelorettes over the course of 21 Bachelor seasons and 12 Bachelorette seasons. And while the show’s gotten a little better about including people of color among the competitors, those contestants rarely make it far.
Former Bachelor Ben Higgins, however, thinks that could soon change.
Nick Viall’s season features a more diverse group of frontrunners than usual, and he’s shown a particular affinity for Rachel Lindsay. She was the first contestant of color to ever receive the coveted “first impression rose” during the premiere, and she got another highly sought-after honor — a one-on-one date — this week.
After watching the two deepen their relationship in New Orleans, Higgins predicts that the attorney from Dallas will either win or become the next Bachelorette.
— Benjamin Higgins (@benhiggi) January 31, 2017
Let’s hope it’s the latter. We desperately need somebody to make that show less white. Plus, the kind, intelligent lawyer deserves far better than Nick.
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