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.
This man @still_wills warms my heart
Got class✔ Funny ✔
Handsome ✔ Down to earth ✔
Kind hearted ✔ Goofy ✔
Fashion ✔ That smile ✔✔
????♀️ #Bachelornation#WillsforBachelor and pls extend applications to o/seas, this man is worth travelling across the world for ????
— Christine (@Lil_tigerprince) August 2, 2018
— Andee Rich (@andeejrich) August 2, 2018
— alexismarie (@alexismarierg) August 3, 2018
— Gabba Gabba ???? (@nolimitgabby) August 4, 2018
— Jada Tillman (@jada_tillmann) August 6, 2018
— Jeanetta Lyman (@lyman_jeanetta) August 8, 2018