After 15 Years and 33 Seasons, ABC Casts the First Black 'Bachelorette'

Playing Rachel Lindsay Speaks Out About Being The First Black 'Bachelorette'

ABC’s long-running hit series The Bachelorette, has cast the reality TV show's first black lead.

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Jimmy Kimmel made the big announcement Monday night on his show as he brought out Texas attorney Rachel Lindsay, 31.

Lindsay is a fan favorite on the current season of The Bachelor, which means she likely will not get a rose and be voted off.

Lindsay took to Instagram following the appearance, thanking Kimmel and ABC for the opportunity.

Her new show will begin filming later in the month.

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She will be the 33rd season of the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise, which enters its 15th year.

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