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 Velocity 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 yr, Netflix’s hit actuality courting sequence invited 30 singles to seek out out if love is admittedly, effectively, blind by asking them up to now 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 purpose as a result of, simply being clear, after I watched The Bachelor I did not actually see myself represented,” Velocity defined to E! Information. “You recognize you do not see quite a lot 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 little thing.”
And the fan response to Velocity’s journey on Love Is Blind proves how vital illustration is, with the 34-year-old turning into the Netflix hit’s breakout star shortly after its debut on Feb. 13, 2020.