So Chicago native Nick Viall, this jackhat, is back for a third — fourth if you count Bachelor in Paradise — stab at reality show love as the titular Bachelor beginning on January 2nd. ABC just released photos and bios of the thirty – 30!!! – women who actually want date, maybe even marry, this mumble box for reasons that are absolutely baffling to me.
The most interesting thing about the contestants is that despite their mutual love for dolphins, Olivia Pope and The Little Mermaid, this is without question the most diverse cast in the history of this show. I don’t want to get myself into trouble because it’s difficult to tell from a still photo and race is a social construct and yadda yadda yadda, but it appears that around a third of these women are people of color. Who cares about who wins The Bachelor this season; the bigger question is is there a chance we will have our first black Bachelorette next summer? Maybe! Fingers crossed!
Click below to meet your new cast.