By Joanne Rosa
The Bachelor contestant Rachel Lindsay has been a fan favorite since receiving the first impression rose. Last night, she made history by confirming she will be next season’s Bachelorette, making her the first black bachelorette on the hit ABC reality show.
But wait, there’s more: Rachel hasn’t been eliminated from the show yet!
Fans were shocked to get the spoiler alert about Rachel, but most of them got over it pretty quickly. We get another whole season of Rachel! Jimmy Kimmel and Chris Harrison unveiled Rachel together on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. This is the first time ABC has revealed the next Bachelorette while she is still a running contestant on The Bachelor. Maybe Chris wanted to do it for the drama.
Bachelor Nick Viall commented on the reveal saying, “Bachelor Nation doesn’t know how it all goes down yet… saying goodbye to Rachel was one of the most heartbreaking moments of my life.”
Bachelor Nation doesn’t know how it all goes down yet, but as you’ll surely see saying goodbye to Rachel was one of the most heartbreaking moments of my life. I have met very few people who possess as much beauty, grace, and charisma as Rachel and after hearing that she’ll be the next Bachelorette I couldn’t be more excited. Bachelor Nation is so lucky to have her but not as lucky as the group of men who will have a chance at winning her heart. No one is better prepared to show Bachelor Nation, and the world, the beauty of embracing diversity. Good luck Rachel, not that you’ll be needing it. I’m so proud and happy for you, I’m honored to be able to call you a friend. I can’t wait to watch your journey!! #thebachelor #thebachelorette
Here are 5 facts you should know about Rachel Lindsay.
She is a Cowboys fan.
Rachel is from Dallas, Texas and is a true cowgirl. No matter how they play each season, she is dedicated to her team. That’s good news for all of the men who will compete for her love.
Jennifer Aniston picked her as Nick’s final 4 before the season started.
Jimmy Kimmel and Jen are both big fans of The Bachelor/Bachelorette. So when Jen went on Jimmy Kimmel Live in December 2016, it only seemed right to guess the final 4 contestants. She liked Rachel’s arms, and that she’s smart.
She works out, and is really fit.
The first thing Jennifer Aniston noticed about Rachel was her arms, and how could you not?! Rachel is 5’4” and all muscle. We have no doubt she’ll be able to hold her own with all the boys!
Rachel takes after her dad, Federal Judge Sam A. Lindsay, and pursued a career in law. Rachel is a successful attorney, and passed the bar exam the first time! She considers this to be one of her greatest achievements.
Her biggest regret is focusing too much on her career.
While Rachel is successful in her career, she has not been so successful in love. According to Rachel’s Bachelor contestant questionnaire, she’s afraid that she missed out on her chance at finding love. We don’t think you have anything to worry about now, Rachel!
Roses bloom in May, and Rachel will be handing out her own roses starting May 22nd on ABC.