On a conference call with reporters yesterday, Rachel Lindsay did not reveal any The Bachelorette spoilers.
Not about the ABC series on which she’s about to star at least.
But the first-ever African-American to be featured as the object of desire on this competition did reveal a very important spoiler about herself, and that is this…
… she’s no longer a bachelorette!
Asked on the aforementioned call whether she’s in love or engaged, Lindsay did not hold back.
She didn’t reveal the name of her chosen suitor or offer any hints along that line, but she did come right out and confirm the following:
“I am very much so in love and very much so engaged!”
Can she tell us anything at all about the individual who apparently proposes at the conclusion of the upcoming season?
Nope. Not really. Not anything remotely specific, that is.
“Every morning I wake up and pinch myself and I keep asking myself if this is really happening,” she said, doing a solid job selling the romance.
“It’s crazy at times. I feel like I don’t even deserve this. I feel like I’m getting everything that I want and I am getting my happy ending.”
Wow. Lindsay nearly has us convinced that she’s really, truly in love and that her engagement is going to work out.
For her sake, we hope this is the case.
But those who watch The Bachelorette online each week and then follow the lives of the star and her winner after the series ends know better. These relationships simply never work out.
Lindsay advanced to the final three on Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor and was confirmed as The Bachelorette almost immediately afterward.
She told Jimmy Kimmel at the time that she’s prepared to “put [herself] out there” in the hope of finding a “happy ending.”
And now it sounds as if that openness and honesty has paid off.
Just one day prior to her call with journalists, ABC announced the 31 suitors vying for Lindsay’s heart.
This is more than the number of men who typically kick off a season of The Bachelorette, but how could the network turn down some of these hopefuls?!?
As you can find out by clicking around below, one is a professional wrestler… one is a chiropractor… one is a former professional football player… one says he’s a “tickle monster”… and one claims he’s had a crush on Lindsay since early childhood days.
How is that possible?
We’ll find out when The Bachelorette premieres on Monday, May 22 at 9/8c.
Lindsay told Entertainment Tonight in April that she’s open to dating either a black guy or a white guy.
She’ll also discuss the topic of race on the opening episode.
“With the guys, you know, if it’s something new to them, then I want to talk about it the same way that I [wanted] to talk to Nick about it: ‘Have you ever dated a black woman before?'” she said, adding:
“I’ll talk about my experiences as well. You know, it’s about me, too, but I don’t want it to be something that defines our relationship.
“But I think it’s something important to address.”
Are you excited for Rachel Lindsay to be The Bachelorette?