In Season 21 of The Bachelor, we saw Nick Viall try to find love once again. In that season, there was one contestant who was able to make history. That contestant was Rachel Lindsay, who caught Nick’s eye instantly. Though she didn’t end up getting engaged to him at the end, she’s now set to go on her own romantic journey in The Bachelorette.
So what do we know about her? Here are 10 things we know about the new Bachelorette star, Rachel Lindsay.
1. She made Bachelor history twice
The reality show has notoriously been criticized for its lack of diversity. Although they have added some more women of color throughout the years, the girls typically get sent home early on. However, Rachel made history by being the first black woman to get the first impression rose!
Rachel might have been one of the many women to show up in a red dress on the first night, but she stood out. She won over Nick by talking about her big family and her impressive career as a lawyer. “I didn’t really know how I was gonna give this out,” Nick told her before giving her the rose, “and I think from the first moment I met you you stood out. Even the limo exit I was really kind of taken by your aura and your presence.” Their relationship was smooth sailing after that.
That’s not the only record Rachel has set. She’s also one of the first black women to make it past week five along with fellow contestant, Jasmine G. While Jasmine G. was sent home, Rachel made it into the final four!