05/21/2013 11:54 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Desiree Hartsock, ABC's 'Bachelorette,' Discusses Gay 'Bachelor' Possibility (VIDEO)

Desiree Hartsock, ABC's latest "Bachelorette," dropped by HuffPost Live to discuss life on reality TV.

A HuffPost Live viewer grilled Hartsock why there wasn't a gay or lesbian "Bachelor" or "Bachelorette" yet. Check out the clip above to see what Hartsock had to say.

Of course, ten years ago Bravo had their own form of a gay "Bachelor" series, with America's first gay reality competition show, "Boy Meets Boy." The show, which had various men in a Palm Springs palace fighting for Bachelor James's heart, though some were secretly straight.

"Boy Meets Boy" was not renewed after the first season due to poor ratings and backlash from the gay community concerning the manipulative series.

Season 9 of "The Bachelorette" begins this upcoming Monday, May 27.

Watch the full segment on HuffPost Live.


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