Rachel Lindsay Wants Mike Johnson To Become First Black 'Bachelor'

August 7, 2019

Attorney Rachel Lindsay made history when she became the first African American to be named “The Bachelorette,” and now she’s calling for that trend to continue. 

In an interview with People, Lindsay said she wants Mike Johnson to become the first black bachelor.

“I say it anytime I get a platform to talk about it,” Lindsay told the magazine. “I just feel like they haven’t had a person of color, well, they had Juan Pablo - they never had a black male lead before.” 

ABC president Karey Burke chimed in on the trend, CNN reported, commenting on the show’s recent efforts emphasizing diversity. 

"I can tell you, the conversations are ongoing about who the next Bachelor will be," Burke said. "I do think that the show has worked hard to increase diversity in casting. And, as that evolves, we'll continue to see more diversity in the franchise."

Lindsay emerged as viewers’ favorite during Hannah Brown’s season of “The Bachelorette.” 

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