Wills Reid Is Down to Be First African-American ‘Bachelor': ‘There Isn’t a Better Candidate Than Me’

#WillsforBachelor is taking over Twitter

Last Updated: August 8, 2018 @ 12:13 PM

Now that “The Bachelorette” has concluded and “Bachelor in Paradise” is in full swing, Bachelor Nation fans are waiting to find out who the next Bachelor will be.

Wills Reid — an LA-based graphic designer who is currently participating in “BiP” fresh off his time as one of Becca Kufrin’s suitors — is raising his hand for the job. If Reid were chosen, he’d mark the franchise’s first African-American Bachelor, a door he sees as open after Rachael Lindsay was the first African-American Bachelorette last year.

“There’s no time like the present. I feel like I would be a great first, and just to be the first African-American anything in a positive light would bring honor to myself and my family forever,” Reid told Entertainment Weekly. “I would welcome that challenge 125 percent.”

There’s a big call on Twitter for Reid to take up residency in the Bachelor Mansion — the #WillsforBachelor hashtag has been going strong since the “Men Tell All” special.

“After watching the #BachelorInParadise premiere I am here to say I need for @still_wills to get a great storyline and then becomes the next bachelorette please and thank you. #WillsForBachelor,” one fan said on Twitter.

“I feel like if the stars align and I am single after ‘Paradise,’ I would love to be the next Bachelor,” Reid told EW. “I feel like I would bring intensity, but genuine intensity. There’d be some tears — some good tears, some bad tears, but I’d also bring a renewed sense of what the world looks like today. I would bring style, I would bring consideration and care and kindness to all the women that would be there. I feel like there isn’t a better candidate than me.”

You can currently watch Reid on “Bachelor in Paradise” Tuesdays on ABC.

See more #WillsforBachelor tweets below.