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Rachel Lindsay named ABC's first black Bachelorette

14

February

She may still be a contestant on the ongoing season of The Bachelor, but Rachel Lindsay is going to be America's next Bachelorette

Yes, the announcement coming before her elimination on the show is a bit of a spoiler for fans, but Lindsay, 31, says that's because filming is set to start soon and they wanted to get the word out.

And Lindsay's casting is actually historic for the franchise: She's the first black bachelor or bachelorette in the show's history.

The annocuncement of Lindsay leading the 13th season of the show came Monday night on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live.

While she is clearly not destined to be with current bachelor Nick Viall, she told Kimmel she's ready to find love and a husband.

The dating series begins airing on ABC in May.

Rachel Lindsay is a contestant on the ongoing season of The Bachelor

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Rachel Lindsay is a contestant on the ongoing season of The Bachelor

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:11am]

    

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