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?

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

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I hope so, he was adorable and all out classy guy!

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You know, every season there may be one or two black guys on the Bachelorette as potential suitors, and none ever make it so far. Well, Marquel Martin is hot, cute and all of the above. He seems like the most geniune guy and what a SMILE.

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......yes.

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YES !!! I want to see Marquel as the next Bachelor He has a GREAT personality, a very nice positive attitude, and he's great looking. Let's see if ABC has the good sense and the courage to make the right decision and select this guy. I think many women, white and black, would like to date him. And I think the viewers really liked him as well.

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I loved Marguel and would love to see him as the next Bachelor. He is sweet, affectionate and good looking. He would be great. It is time.

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@ Mags

It is about time that they have an African American guy on that show. Why not, there are many single or divorced women looking for a partner to share their life with. Good for it, just do it.... Thanks.

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You all need to stop with this guy as the Bachelor - I live in Vegas and this guy works in Vegas in a Time Share telemarketing room. And no one is ready to see a black man all over white women.

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@ Diana

I say he should have 1/2 white & 1/2 black women to choose from. It isn't a turn off to me for him to be kissing on white woman and I'm white and have a white husband. Judge a book by its contents, not it's cover! And Marquel seems to have rock solid character. I really enjoyed him on the show!

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@ Diana

That's BS. I ACTUALLY work with Marquel. He is sponsorship correspondent at UFC.
He has a college AND grad school degree, is wicked funny, incredibly grounded and about the sweetest, most genuine guy you've probably ever met.... As for the second part of your comment ... That's simple. -> You are just racist. We live in the 21st century not the 20's. Believe it or not interracial relationship are actually acceptable, idiot.

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@ Diana

HUH? What does that have to do with anything????

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