Bachelor Season 21 Standout Rachel Lindsay Will OFFICIALLY Be The Next Bachelorette!

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Bring on the roses for Rachel Lindsay!

On Monday, ABC confirmed earlier reports that they had selected The Bachelor season 21 standout as the next star for The Bachelorette. YASSSSSS!

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Many of you may not realize Rachel is making TV history as the dating program’s first black lead. Thankfully, Miz Lindsay stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to talk a bit about her historic quest for love (below).

Awwww! Now, although Rachel is excited to make history in her new position, the up-and-comer doesn’t think her season of The Bachelorette will differ from past seasons. Makes sense!

The reality darling dished to People:

“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. Honestly, it’s not going to be that different from any other season of The Bachelorette.”

Fair, fair. She continued:

“I’m obviously nervous and excited to take on this opportunity but I don’t feel added pressure being the first black Bachelorette, because to me I’m just a black woman trying to find love. Yes, I’m doing on this huge stage, but again my journey of love isn’t any different just because my skin color is.”

Well said, girl. Nonetheless, we bet Lindsay will be one of our favorite stars from the franchise thanks to her undeniable beauty and brains.

Not to mention, Bachelor nation has rallied around the Dallas-based attorney, including Rachel’s ex (and current bachelor) Nick Viall. In fact, the industry vet even popped by Ellen DeGeneres‘ show to talk (below) about his final ladies and to give Rachel his blessing.

We LOVE that Ellen is asking Nick the tough questions. LOLz!

Be sure to stay tuned for more deets on Rachel’s upcoming season which is slated to premiere on May 22. SO EXCITING!

Feb 14, 2017 9:13am PDT

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