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Rachel Lynn Lindsay was a contestant on the 21st season of The Bachelor.

She was eliminated in week 9.

She was chosen as the lead of the 13th season of The Bachelorette. The announcement was made while The Bachelor was still airing, which is a first in the show's history.

Personal life[]

During her season of The Bachelorette, she met Bryan Abasolo and accepted his proposal in the end.

"Rachel, Rachel, Rachel, Rachel. When I first stepped put of that limo, I knew I was in for the ride of my life. When we first kissed, it was literally like a chemistry bomb had just exploded and I just knew that first night, a hundred percent certainty in my heart that we definitely could be something special. You are everything I could ever want in a woman, a wife, the mother of my children. I'm completely head-over-heels, totally, absolutely in love with you, I just hope you feel the same" - Bryan to Rachel

"My heart has never been more confused that it has been this week. I've always been drawn to the excitement of gambling my feelings on the complicated relationships and, you know, it's the damaged connections that have offered me the chance to always run away and that's why, when I met you, it just seemed too perfect and I was trying to find cracks in what seemed like the perfect foundation and I really, really had to do some soul-searching, deeper than I ever have before, to find the courage to challenge myself, but... This love has been so mature, it's tested me in ways that I couldn't have even imagined. And I always said that I would know that the person that I'm supposed to is someone that I could never picture my life without. So right here, in this moment standing with you, I see my forever and I see my future. Wait! And I just wanna tell you that I love you and I'm in love with you, and I can't imagine spending my life with anybody else!" - Rachel to Bryan

"I'm not done, I got more to say! I am the best version of myself when I'm with you. You are so easy and effortless to love and I just want to love you for the rest of my life! Rachel Lynn Lindsay, will you be my reína (queen) forever and marry me?" - Bryan proposing to Rachel

They married on August 24, 2019, at the Royalton Suites Cancún in Mexico. On January 2, 2024, he filed for divorce.


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Yes! Right rib cage – Reciprocity, left waist – bible verse.

If you could be someone else for just one day, who would it be and why?
Michelle Obama. She's everything!

What is you greatest achievement to date?
Graduating law school and passing the bar (first time).

Do you have a serious fear of any kind of animal?
I hate things that fly (e.g. birds, grasshoppers).

Do you have a fear of aging, and are you doing anything to prevent it?
No. My mom is 60 and looks amazing.

What's your biggest regret you've had to date?
Focusing too much on my career.

What's the most embarrassing thing you listen to?
It's not embarrassing to me, but others would say 90s country music and Justin Bieber.

What are you most afraid of?
That I've missed out on my chance at finding love.

Who is your favorite artist and why?
Jean-Michel Basquiat. He was so mysterious and died so young. There is so much we don't know about him and could have received from him in the art world.


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Rachel Lindsay, a fan favorite on the 21st season of ABC's hit romance reality series The Bachelor, starring Nick Viall, is the next woman to hand out the roses and attempt to find her own happy ending when The Bachelorette premieres for its 13th season on May 22, 2017. Rachel's enchanting smile and laid-back southern charm landed her Nick's first-impression rose. From then on, the jury's been in, and Bachelor Nation has been unanimous in its support of the bright and beautiful attorney from Dallas, Texas.

Rachel, 31, obtained her under graduate degree at University of Texas at Austin, then went on to receive her law degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee. Driven and passionate about her career, Rachel quickly joined a prestigious law firm in Dallas after graduation. Winning in court has never been a problem, but finding love is a case that unfortunately remains open.

When she's not in the courtroom, Rachel enjoys jamming out to Michael Jackson and Prince, playing basketball and watching scary movies. Her future husband will need to be smart, funny, have a decent jump shot and be willing to compete for her attention with the two other men she holds dearly: her handsome nephew, Allister, and her adorable dog, Copper. Rachel went through the trials and tribulations of falling in love with Nick on The Bachelor. Now it will be her turn to "investigate" a group of wonderful men and find her soul mate.

General Trivia[]

  • Rachel is the first African-American (male or female) to reach the Final Four in Bachelor Nation.
  • Rachel is the first African-American to be chosen as the lead role in The Bachelorette.