Finally! A Black Bachelorette On ABC?
Dr. Misee Harris, a beautiful 28 year-old pediatric dentist, wants to become the first black lead on ABC’s The Bachelor/Bacherlorette. Dr. Misee Harris is using her social media marketing skills to create a buzz outside of the series. She’s been featured in Clutch Magazine, Huffington Post, The Grio, and on the Tom Joyner Show.
Dr. Misee Harris was chosen as a contestant on the Bachelor last year, but declined the offer. Harris did not want to be used as the “token” black girl, who really didn’t have a chance in you know what. Instead Harris wants to find love on the hit show The Bachelorette, and be the first black person to do so in the franchise’s history. Unfortunately for Harris most of the men and women chosen to be featured on The Bachelor/Bachelorette are previous contestants who have build a loyal fan base. So Harris will have to work really hard outside of the show to generate enough buzz to make a ripple.
In 25 seasons, The Bachelor/Bachelorette has yet to have a person of color as the featured interest. Producer, Mike Fleiss, claims that black people simply don’t audition or “come forward”. Fleiss says he doesn’t want to cast just any black person for fear of tokenism, and he wishes more black people would step up. Well Mr. Fleiss you already know Dr. Misee Harris and she’s certainly stepping up. Perhaps you could take a chance and try some different.
With the success of Shonda Rhimes and the number one TV drama, Scandal, I think ABC just may be poised to consider something new and different. We just need to help Dr. Misee Harris create a buzz. You can nominate Harris at ABC’s website The Bachelor; you can also like her Facebook Page; and follow her on twitter. Crosses fingers! #TEAMMISEE