ABC’s The Bachelor has been a primetime hit for years now. But in the show’s 16 season history, there has never been an African-American bachelor wooing ladies on romantic excursions from Italy to Monaco. Well, that’s all about to change. The adorable Lamar Hurd, a sportscaster from Portland, Oregon, is a frontrunner to star in season 17 of The Bachelor. He’s a former pro baller, and works with a youth group in his spare time. What’s not to love?
In addition to Hurd, the female love interests might finally get a much-needed dose of diversity, too! There’s hardly ever any women of color standing in ball gowns awaiting their rose during those dramatic elimination ceremonies.
Styleblazers, will you tune in to ABC to watch an African-American Bachelor? Check Hurd’s audition interview, and let us know if he has what it takes.
StyleBlazers, if Lamar becomes the 1st black bachelor, are you auditioning?!