When Will We See a Minority Bachelorette? Misee Harris Up for the Job!
Are you ready for a non-white Bachelorette? So is Misee Harris.
The 28-year-old dentist from Tennessee has launched a social-media campaign to be the ninth Bachelorette — and the first one to not be Caucasian.
Misee already has a history with the franchise: She was actually accepted to compete on The Bachelor, but she eventually decided to not be the “token black girl.”
Instead, she decided to take her dream to the masses, launching a Facebook page — which has garnered over 16,000 likes — and a Twitter feed — which has attracted nearly 18,000 followers.
“I realized that being the Bachelorette would give me a better opportunity to find love and a stronger platform for all of my creative dreams and charity work,” Misee tells NBC News. “It also would allow me to inspire other black women and girls to dream big and know their worth.”
That’s right: She’s also a humanitarian, going on mission trips to the Appalachian region to provide underserved children with dental care, mentoring women in her community, and volunteering with autism charities.
And now that she’s given so much to others, she’s ready to focus on herself.
“I believe that we black women should have it all,” she says. “We can be successful and also meet a great guy. I want a man who is willing to be my life partner. A best friend that I can wake up and watch TV and eat cereal with. A guy who is just as ambitious as I am — and his dreams will become my dreams just as my dreams become his. Most of all, a man who will be a good father figure to our future kids.”
Sounds good enough to us. We’re pulling for you, Misee!