Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Thursday night, WEtv hosted a screening in Atlanta of their new series “Match Made in Heaven,” starring millionaire bachelor Shawn Bullard. A number of press, VIPs and WEtv talent gathered at TWELVE Hotel Atlantic Station to shake hands with television’s first African-American “Bachelor” and get a glimpse of the show that chronicles Shawn’s quest to find true love.
Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception followed by the premiere episode screening and a Q&A moderated by RHOA star Claudia Jordan. During the lively discussion, Bullard revealed one of the reason’s he decided to participate in the show.
“I wanted to show America that there are still black men in the world that are educated and successful. Yes, I played football but you will rarely hear me say it because I made my success and money from being my own self-made CEO. I just want to let American know that we aren’t all ratchet. We are successful and educated. I really wanted to show that in a major way,” said Bullard.
Attendees included Cynthia Bailey (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”/BRAVO), Maggie Bullard (“Match Made in Heaven”/WE tv), LeLee Lyons (“SWV Reunited”/WE tv), Ben and Jewell Tankard (“Thicker Than Water”/Bravo), Priyanka Banks (“Sorority Girls”/VH1), April McRae (“Sorority Girls”/VH1), Palmer Williams (“Love Thy Neighbor”/OWN), Judge Glenda Hatchett, Nicci Gilbert, Maja Sly (“WE tv Talent), Beautii Joseph (“WE tv Talent), Lou and Mushiya Tshikuka (“WE tv Talent), LaKenya Morris (“Cutting It”/WE tv), Dedra Allen (“WE tv Talent), Stacii Jae (“From the Bottom Up”/CENTRIC), Yvonne Capehart (“Sex Box”/WE tv), Stevie Baggs, Jr (athlete/actor), Melissa Knowles (HLN) and many more! The evening ended on a sweet note with branded white chocolate-covered Oreos for all.
Check out more photos below and the trailer to the show:
Melissa Knowles/Palmer Williams
Nicci Gilbert /Claudia Jordan
Ben and Jewell Tankard/Mushiya Tshikuka
Shawn Bullard and Mama Maggie Bullard/Dr. Yvonne Capehart
DJ Fadelf/Beautii Johnson and Maja Sly
Nicci Gilbert with Dedra Allen and LaKenya Morris
Ray Cornelius with Stacii Jae and Marcylis Cunningham
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Photo Credits: Megan Alodie for RayCornelius.com