As fans may recall, the 29-year-old runway model used her one-on-one time during a group date to discuss the politics of Black hair and divulge why she decided to shave all of hers off. What followed was a poignant discussion, and at the end of the evening, Matt even gave Chelsea the group date rose.
“I just think that as women, and especially as Black women, so much of our self-worth is tied to our hair,” the New York native explained. “And I don’t know if a lot of people realize that or understand that, especially as far as Black women go, and it was just a really big deal to me, so that’s obviously something that I wanted to share with somebody who I am potentially going to end up with.”
Plus, as someone who grew up watching the show, Chelsea knows “there haven’t been that many Black contestants.”