With Johnson, The Bachelor franchise may have found the perfect black Bachelor candidate: somebody who's popular among Bachelor Nation and who is sincere in his search for love. Host Chris Harrison said Johnson is "definitely" in the mix for The Bachelor. "I love him," says Harrison. "The smile, the charm, the sincerity, the maturity. He’s a great man and I feel like he’s a dear friend of mine already, so he’s a great candidate and he’s definitely going to be in the mix." At the "Men Tell All" taping, Johnson hinted that he hadn't officially been approached. He said "100% time to have a black Bachelor...They’ve never had a Bachelor that’s a veteran either, so I think that it’s time to have a veteran that served the country as well." Johnson added: "I’m super grateful that it’s even in the conversation, but most importantly, I would want to have a conversation about the contestants being there for the right reasons. That’s something that I hold near and dear to my heart. In this process, love is 100% possible. We have proof that love has happened and love can happen, and that’s what I have to say about that."