In honor of Black Historical past Month, E! is speaking to Black actuality present contestants to reveal what it is actually like being a minority on TV.
Lauren Pace wasn’t used to seeing fairy story romances when she utilized to be a contestant on Love Is Blind.
In case you missed it final 12 months, Netflix’s hit actuality relationship collection invited 30 singles to seek out out if love is de facto, nicely, blind by asking them thus far and get engaged earlier than ever laying eyes on each other.
“I didn’t take into consideration happening The Bachelor earlier than [for] that very cause as a result of, simply being clear, after I watched The Bachelor I did not actually see myself represented,” Pace defined to E! Information. “You realize you do not see loads of Black ladies making it to the top or I did not see ladies who represented me, so I by no means even thought to even go on there as a result of I did not see myself there. Illustration means every part.”
And the fan response to Pace’s journey on Love Is Blind proves how vital illustration is, with the 34-year-old changing into the Netflix hit’s breakout star rapidly after its debut on Feb. 13, 2020.