‘The Bachelor’: Rachel Lindsay Says She’s Already ‘Bored’ of Peter Weber Starring on the Show
Now that Bachelor in Paradise has ended, Bachelor Nation is gearing up for a new season of The Bachelor. The last season of The Bachelorette featured Hannah Brown searching for love. And while she fell hard and fast for Jed Wyatt, we know that came to a screeching halt when news of a previous girlfriend and his true intentions on the show came forward. Wyatt will not be the next Bachelor, of course, but another man who captured Brown’s heart will be. And that’s Peter Weber.
Weber was known for his abilities as a pilot on the show. And he charmed audiences with his wholesome family and sweet disposition. While Weber will happily search for the girl of his dreams on TV, not everyone’s happy with this choice. And former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay claims she’s already bored to tears with his season.
Peter Weber was just announced as the next ‘Bachelor’
Peter Weber is exactly the type of man viewers expect to be The Bachelor. And Us Weekly notes that the soon-to-be star couldn’t be more excited to find his Mrs. Right. As he said when he was announced during the Bachelor in Paradise reunion. “I feel so grateful. I have all the faith in the world that this can work for me, and I know it’s going to. … I was wired for that entire flight. It was crazy. And I [couldn’t] tell anyone [because] it was my secret.”
The publication also notes Weber spoke on The Ellen DeGeneres Show about him being picked to be the star. “I just lost my mind, I just started going crazy,” he said. In regards to Hannah Brown, he also stated that while he still has a ton of love for her, he’s ready to move forward and find his perfect woman.
“I’ve been moving on and I don’t know that I’ll ever completely lose all that love in my heart for her, and I kind of hope I don’t, because that will show me what I had was true and it was real. … But, I’m ready to move on and I’m ready to find my girl, and I’m very hopeful this is going to work out,” he added.
Rachel Lindsay says she’s already ‘bored’ with Weber starring
Weber may mean well, but it seems he’s not impressing fans and previous Bachelor Nation stars. Rachel Lindsay was the first black Bachelorette in 2017. And she’s spoken out regarding how she wants to see way more diversity in the franchise.
“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,” Lindsay told Entertainment Tonight.
She also added that she would’ve loved Mike Johnson, who was also from Hannah Brown’s season, to be the next star. “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,” she said. “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.”
‘Bachelorette’ contestant Mike Johnson also had opinions
It’s clear many wanted Mike Johnson to be the next Bachelor — and he also has his own opinions about it. People notes Johnson told Entertainment Tonight that he was also looking forward to seeing the next star be a person of color. “And yes, Peter has a Cuban mom, but let’s just be honest: he’s white, right? And that’s just being completely transparent.” He then added, “I think that there should be an Asian lead, an Indian lead … diversity is not just black and white. It’s not just salt and pepper.”
Johnson still believes Weber is “kind-hearted,” however. And we may never get a full answer as to why Weber was chosen over him. Even so, we can all hope that the following seasons will feature a more diverse cast.
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