Hayley Kiyoko’s latest music video features two major firsts: The singer publicly confirms her relationship with “Bachelor” alum Becca Tilley while unofficially casting herself as the first lesbian “Bachelorette” star.
Kiyoko’s music video “For The Girls,” which debuted Friday, stars the singer, 31, as the star of a reality dating show that looks suspiciously like “The Bachelorette,” from creative limo entrances to contestant drama to rose petals galore.
Kiyoko is met with a revolving door of potential suitors trying to make their mark before Tilley, 33, makes an eleventh hour limo entrance, exchanging a knowing smile with Kiyoko.
“Summer’s for the girls, the girls that like girls / The girls that like boys, the girls, the girls, the girls,” Kiyoko sings.
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Tilley previously became the runner-up Chris Soules ‘season of “The Bachelor” in 2015 before competing again next year on Ben Higgins’ season, where she came in fifth place. After appearing on the show, she also dated fellow franchise alum Robert Graham.
Kiyoko and Tilley have not previously publicly confirmed their relationship. Tilley joked Friday on social media that it was “hard to say if this is a hard or soft launch, but it is a launch,” sharing a video of sweet moments between the two. USA TODAY reached out to a representative for Kiyoko for further comment.
The music video, which features a cast of a variety of ethnicities and body types, comes after calls for wider representation in the “Bachelor” franchise. The show has featured a handful of queer contestants in the past few years, including Jaimi King as the franchise’s first openly-bisexual contestant and Demi Burnett carrying out its first LGBTQ proposal. Last April, former “Bachelor” star Colton Underwood came out as gay.
“Not to get too deep, but with so many anti-LGBTQ + bills being passed right now, it’s very challenging to feel hopeful for our community,” Kiyoko said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “And so I wanted to create this for my fans, being able to watch this video, seeing people that look like them, thriving, being their true, authentic selves. And knowing that legislation trying to take that away from us is not going to take away our existence, our worth, our truth and the ability to find love. “
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