ABC’s popular reality romance franchise has finally selected an African-American woman as the show’s next lead.
On February 13, after Bachelor Nick Viall sent Dallas attorney Rachel Lindsay home, network officials confirmed that Lindsay, 31, will be featured as the next Bachelorette.
“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,” Lindsay later told People Magazine. “My journey of love isn’t any different just because my skin color is.”
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