Finally! A Black Bachelorette


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Rachel Lindsay was announced as ABC’s next Bachelorette on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night, after making it through yet another episode of The Bachelor.

The 31-year-old talked about her upcoming journey on Tuesday, which also happened to be Valentine’s Day, with Good Morning America‘s Michael Strahan.

In addition to breaking tradition by being announced before the current season’s After the Final Rose special, the attorney from Texas will also be the first African American lead for the reality show franchise. I don’t feel added pressure,’ Rachel stated confidently. ‘I’m just trying to find love, and even though I’m an African American woman, it’s no different from any other Bachelorette.’ The eligible lady kept the focus on herself rather than attempting to be a spokesperson, adding, ‘I’m honored to have this opportunity and to represent myself as an African American woman.’

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