Rachel Lindsay

Rachel Lindsay has been named the next Bachelorette 2017.

Jimmy Kimmel made the surprise announcement on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The fan favorite captivated everyone with her beauty, smile and of course, intelligence.

Her journey to find love will begin when Season 13 premieres on Monday, May 22nd, 2017 on ABC.

So, what is EXTRA special about Rachel Lindsay?

She is the first EVER African American Bachelorette!

The franchise has been criticized for its lack of diversity. The only other non-white "Bachelor" was Venezuelan Juan Pablo Galavis who viewers loved to hate. 

Want to know other fun facts about Rachel?

  • She is 31 years old. 
  • She works as an attorney in Dallas, Texas.
  • She's 5'4,
  • She has two tattoos! 
  • Rachel revealed that she has one on her rib cage and a bible verse on her left waist.
  • Rachel admires Michelle Obama and told ABC that if she could be someone else for just one day, it would be the former first lady.

The 21st season of The Bachelor premiered on January 2nd, 2017. 

This season featured 36-year-old Nick Viall, a software sales executive from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Viall proposed to Vanessa Grimaldi on the last episode of the season and now; the happy couple is engaged.