Rachel Lindsay made history years ago when she was cast as the first black Bachelorette. The Bachelor Nation thought they would be getting their first black Bachelor with fan-favorite Mike Johnson but was let down when it was announced that they went with another choice.
Peter Weber, the pilot who was intimate in a windmill with Hannah Brown four times, is ABC’s newest ladies man. It was announced Tuesday night during the Bachelor In Paradise season finale.
Although Peter was a frontrunner, Mike stole the hearts of viewers although he fell short of stealing Hannah’s heart. Not only was the portfolio manager charming and charismatic, he seemed to be one of the only contestants truly ready for marriage when he told Brown that he was looking for his queen.
Newlywed Rachel was asked about how she felt that Peter was chosen over Mike.
She responded: ‘I think Peter seems like a very nice guy. He seems lovely. This is absolutely nothing against him, but how many Peters have we seen before? What season are we on? 24. So, we’ve seen 24 Peters. I’m bored. And it’s nothing personal against him. I want to be hopeful, but when you have a contestant like Mike Johnson, who seems to check all the boxes, how is he not the Bachelor? I don’t understand. I’m sure they have some reason for not picking him, and I’m going to trust in that, but at the same time, the system isn’t working in giving us a Bachelor who is a person of color. So we need to change the system. Something has to be done. Break the rules, step outside the box, give the people what they want.’
Word is that Peter was chosen due to his age, career, and backstory.
Meanwhile, Mike is said to be getting cozy with Demi Lovato who has been expressing interest in him via social media. Although they are taking things slow, Mike could be holding out due to his romance with the 26-year-old pop star.