10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rachel Lindsay

by Jamie LeeLo

Rachel Lindsay, I'm rooting for you! We are all rooting for you!

Monday night sparks the latest season premiere of The Bachelorette, welcoming Rachel back to the small screen. This time, she holds the roses and boy-oh-boy, are these gentlemen ready to win her heart.

So, what do we know about her? We know she is gorgeous, smart, and ready for love... and we know Nick Viall made some serious choices during his time as The Bachelor.

Here are 10 other facts about Rachel Lindsay before her big premiere on ABC.

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1. First and foremost, she loves fellow Bachelor alum, Corinne.

During a visit with Jimmy Kimmel in which Chris Harrison announced Lindsay as the new Bachelorette, Rachel told Jimmy, "I like Corinne, I'm a Corinne fan. I'm Team Corn."

2. Her role model is Michelle Obama.

Of course, like all of us, Rachel hopes to grow up to be Michelle Obama one day. On her ABC bio, she says if she could be anyone for the day it would be here, adding, "She's everything!"

3. She doesn't believe in love at first sight.

E! News reported that while she star doesn't believe in love at first sight, she does believe in connection at first sight.


4. She is a straight-up lawyer and means business.

Lindsay comes from a long lineage of family lawyers and is a civil defense attorney in Dallas. A write-up in the Dallas Associate of Young Lawyers says she focuses mainly on local government law, commercial litigation, tort law, premises liability and general insurance defense.

Uh huh... us too.

5. She also "studied" sports.


Repping for team Dallas Cowboys, Rachel received a B.S. from The University of Texas at Austin in sport management, as well as her J.D. from Marquette University Law School with a concentration in sports law.

Wonder if that means her and professional wrestler Kenny will have an immediate connection? Hm, hm, hm.

6. In addition to being the first black Bachelorette, she is also the first black woman to receive the First Impression rose.

She and Nick had a real connection. In a heartfelt Instagram post, Nick Viall wrote,

Bachelor Nation doesn't know how it all goes down yet, but as you'll surely see saying goodbye to Rachel was one of the most heartbreaking moments of my life. I have met very few people who possess as much beauty, grace, and charisma as Rachel and after hearing that she'll be the next Bachelorette I couldn't be more excited.

7. She is rocking a few tattoos.

Two, in fact. She has a bible verse on the left side of her waist and the word "Reciprocity" on her rib cage.

8. Even though she didn't find love the first time around, she did find real friendships with the other women.

In an interview on Good Morning America, Rachel confessed that making relationships with the other women was one of her favorite parts about participating on The Bachelor.

Out of the group, her besties include Bachelor sisters Whitney, Sarah, Alexis, and Astrid.

9. She is worried she will miss out on true love because she is so career-focused.

With all of her accomplishments and professional success, Rachel has one fear. She is worried that her job has been holding her back from finding true love. But now, she told Kimmel,

I'm ready to find a husband, someone whose ready to start a family. I'm looking for someone who can make me laugh, a great smile.

10. She is fairly new to Twitter.

In fact, she made it her New Year's resolution to join Twitter and USE IT, and thank goodness. Now, fans can follow her thoughts and updates throughout the season and feed our Bachelorette addiction.

Tune in Monday night to get all of the juicy details on this amazing babe, and here's hoping she finds the true love she SERIOUSLY deserves!

Citations: Rachel Lindsay Is Your New Bachelorette: 13 Things to Know About Her (E! News)