August 8, 2019

Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay Wants Mike Johnson to Become the First Black Bachelor

By Morgan M. Evans

Rachel Lindsay is on a mission to make Mike Johnson become the first African American bachelor.

The fan-favorite contestant, who won America’s heart while appearing on Hannah Brown’s most recent season of The Bachelorette, is now a contender for the coveted Bachelor spot — with Lindsay pulling for him as his biggest advocate.

“I’m a huge proponent for Mike to be the next Bachelor,” Lindsay, 34, told PEOPLE. “I say it anytime I get a platform to talk about it. 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.”