ABC’s long-running show “The Bachelor” will, for the first time in its history, present an African-American bachelor. If you’ve never watched the show, it chronicles a single man’s pursuit of love as he dates several women who are competing for his love and undying affection … for life. It gets a little awkward in the house with nothing but women going after the same man.
Since the beginning, the bachelor has been a white man. The pool of women is diverse. But the black women are usually eliminated early on.
Creator, Mike Fleiss, recently revealed, however, that it was never his intention for the show to be so white.
“It’s just that for whatever reason, they don’t come forward. I wish they would.” While it’s hopeful that the show will actually pull this off, right now it’s really an idea since his wish bachelor has to audition for the show.
If things work out Lamar Hurd, a Portland, Oregon sports broadcaster, should be the first black bachelor on the show. Learn all about Lamar’s quest in the video below.