Everything You NTK About Rachel Lindsay, the First Black ‘Bachelorette’

THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that â  what doesnâ  t kill you makes you stronger,â   Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the  21st season of ABCâ  s  hit romance reality series â  The Bachelor,â   premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Mitch Haaseth)
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Everything You NTK About Rachel Lindsay, the First Black ‘Bachelorette’

Gear up for her spin-off with these fun facts.

Published February 15, 2017

Earlier this week, Rachel Lindsay hit Jimmy Kimmel Live to announce her historic new gig as the first Black woman chosen to be the next Bachelorette. She’s been a fan favorite on this 21st season of The Bachelor, competing for current contestant Nick Viall’s heart. While it’s safe to say Rachel isn’t getting that final rose, she’ll still be making her mark on the epic franchise.

Scroll down to get the scoop on America’s next Bachelorette.

  1. She's a BOSS

    Rachel is a 31-year-old attorney from Dallas. When asked who she would be for just one day, she responded, “Michelle Obama. She’s everything!”

  2. She's Proud of Her Melanin

    “I’m happy to represent myself as a Black woman in front of America and I’m happy for America to rally behind me and see what it’s like for me to be on this journey to find love,” she told People.

  3. She Has a Thing for Wine

    Rachel indulges in a large glass of wine — or two, or three — while watching The Bachelor, just like the rest of us.

  4. She's a Big Football Fan

    When she's not playing flag football, Rachel is cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.

    Flag football season #unsullied #seasonopener #defense #leftsidestrongside #bigrach #nofilter

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  5. She's a Go-Getter

    When it comes to finding her perfect match she told Jimmy Kimmel, “I’m looking for someone who’s ready for what I’m ready for. At this point in my life, 31, I’m ready to find a husband, someone who’s ready to start a family.”

    She continued, “I’m ready to find love, ready to find a husband. So if you know anybody out there who needs to apply, sign up and get started.”

Written by Jazmine A. Ortiz

(Photo: Mitch Haaseth/ABC)

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