Marquel Martin: The Next Bachelor?

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As Andi Dorfman continues to pursue love on The Bachelorette season 10 and her new career as a full time Bachelorette alum, the rest of the world is looking to the future.

And no, we're not talking about who'll win Andi's heart,as The Bachelorette spoilers have already given that away. We're talking about who will become the next Bachelor.

From what we've seen so far this season? Marquel Martin is our pick.

Not only would Martin help with ABC's rampant and, frankly, obnoxious, lack of diversity, he's an all around good guy. Plus he cried after being eliminated last night.

Because y'all, Marquel just wants to find love, okay!?!

He's PERFECT for the job, for all the right reasons.

In the combined 28 seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, not a single person of color has been the central figure, nor have any of the winners.

In 2014, it's rather unconscionable of ABC not to put a person of color at the helm. It ignores an entire segment of the population and only makes the series more of a joke. 

Ratings in recent seasons have plummeted, much like every love-seeker does over the side of a building or off a bridge on a "romantic" one on one date.

While some of that is due to Juan Pablo Galavis' unexpected transformation into a giant douchebag, part of it is also because people can't relate. 

Unlike Juan Pablo, ABC's first attempt at being diverse without being too diverse, an attempt which backfired horribly as JP became the worst Bachelor ever, Marquel seems like a genuinely nice guy.

Contrary to the old adage, nice guys don't always finish last. Or they shouldn't.

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Chris Soules is The Bachelor for ABC's 2015 season of the hit reality show. Good choice?

While he hasn't had nearly as much screen time as some of the other ousted contestants, viewers of Desiree Hartsock's season will remember that JP didn't have much either.

He was basically there to speak a few lines with his accent, look hot without his shirt off, and make ladies swoon as he talked about his daughter.

Other than that, he was pretty aloof and above the drama, which is why he seemed like such a good choice. Marquel Martin has risen above the drama, too.

Handling his issues with fellow contestant Andrew Poole, who may or may not have made racist remarks about Andi keeping Marquel and Ron beyond the first rose ceremony, with dignity and assertiveness was a sight to behold, honestly, and one that only further solidifies him as a great choice as The Bachelor.

But before he showed grace under pressure, he proved why he'd make a great pick for Andi Dorfman.

During his first Bachelorette mixer, Marquel showed Andi and the world his fabulous personality with a cookie tasting, instantly winning our hearts even if he didn't win Andi's. From that point on, we've had nothing but love for the sports salesman from Las Vegas.

He was continually a good sport during group dates, never sulking or being a crybaby about not getting a one-on-one. He made the most of his time with Andi, making her laugh and flashing that beautiful smile.

Did we mention Marquel's hot, too? Because he's definitely that. In fact, he's the total package. 

What do you think, THGers: Should Marquel be the next Bachelor?

 

Eric
Eric Hill is the The Bachelorette contestant who passed away after the season, which has been dedicated to his memory.

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HELLO, THIS IS TO ANDI. I THINK IT IS NOT RIGHT NOT TO HAVE A ONE-ON-ONE DATE WITH ALL THE BACHELORS IN ORDER TO KNOW THEM BETTER. YOU DID NOT GIVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MARQUEL TO KNOW HIM BETTER. HE IS AN EXCELLENT HUMAN BEING, SERIOUS AND NOT LOOKING JUST TO KISS YOU LIKE THE OTHERS. MARQUEL IS A GENTLEMAN. I CONSIDER THAT THE GROUP DATE SHOULD BE DONE AFTER YOU SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH ALL. HOW CAN YOU ELIMINATE THE GUYS JUST BY BEING WITH THEM ON A GROUP DATE? YOU CANNOT MAKE A SINCERE CHOISE OR ELIMINATE BASED ON A GROUP DATE. THE PROTOCOL OF THE SHOW SHOULD BE CHANGED. THANK YOU

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No, he won't be the next bachelor...Chris the farmer is slated to be the next bachelor! This is definite.

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They(ABC) had high hopes when they allowed Ben to be the bachelor and he was a dud, then they tried to pump up this Juan Pablo that turned out to be the south end of a donkey. They brought Sean back, a real honorable man and he upped the ratings because he was a MAN of Integrity. If Chris the FARMER is slated as the neXt Bachelor and it is definite, then it is definitely the WRONG CHOICE. Again another season of lily white contestants. I won't be watching and neither will my Bachelor /Bachelorette group. Marquel is the perfect choice, not just because he is black but because WE, JOHN AND JOHNETTA Q PUBLIC WANTS TO SEE HIM AS THE BACHELOR. He is the total package and he deserves a chance at love like all the other bachelor you have selected.

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He had me at the Cookies!

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Juan Pablo wasn't the "worst bachelor ever", as this stupid so-called "journalist" asserts. He was manipulated into that "role" by the producers and phony "host" Chris Harrison, because this fake show always wants a "bad guy" to keep the show from being too boring. Harrison harassed Juan Pablo in the after-show, and Andi Dorfman (who is the worst Bachelorette EVER) created a FAKE drama when she left the show, because she knew that Juan Pablo was going to reject her. My 2 cents worth.

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MAYBE ON THE APE GAME !!

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Marquel seems nice, but I wouldn't watch and neither would NBC's demographic group. It would be a disaster rating nightmare.

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You actually get PAID to write crap like this??

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Well, here is what will happen. If they have any white girls they will call him an Uncle Tom and criticize him for dating white girls or if they are all African American it will become like the other reality shows I have seen. You think the fighting is bad now? Wow. They can't win either way.

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Marquel would be the perfect bachelor! You could tell he was a sincere, genuine guy that seemed to be raised right. He is very handsome and handled the "black" thing with class. I think it is time for a black bachelor and he's the perfect choice!

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Agreed! I think he would make a refreshing addition to this show. My heart just went out to him. And I especially liked how he handled the negative comments he heard about him. Classy, Marquel. Classy.

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