Rachel Lindsay is an American television personality, who is best known for her role as a contestant on the twenty-first season of ABC's The Bachelor and as the lead on the thirteenth season of The Bachelorette. She was the first Bachelorette of color in the franchise's history.
Rachel Lindsay is the daughter of a federal judge, Sam A. Lindsay, appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1998.Lindsay obtained her Bachelor's Degree from The University of Texas at Austin where she studied kinesiology and sports management and received her law degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Prior to appearing on The Bachelor Lindsay was working at Cooper & Scully, P.C. and had previously worked as a legislative intern for Texas State Senator Royce West and had interned with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Lindsay was a contestant on Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor. She received the first impression rose on night one. She placed third overall, losing to runner-up Raven Gates and winner Vanessa Grimaldi.
Rachel Lindsay was announced as the Bachelorette on February 13, 2017, while she was still in contention for Nick Viall's final rose. For Lindsay's season ABC had cast the most diverse cast in Bachelor franchise history.