Rachel Lindsay, The New ‘Bachelorette’ 2017 – Hometown Date on ‘The Bachelor’

Rachel Lindsay

Rachel Lindsay is a cast member on The Bachelor 2017 and she was recently announced as the next star of The Bachelorette, so it's safe to say that she does not end up with Nick Viall this season. This makes Lindsay the first ever black Bachelorette star and she has voiced how excited she is for the opportunity, writing this message on Instagram: So happy for this moment!!! Thank you so much for the love and support!!!! Can't believe I am the new bachelorette...still feel like I'm dreaming. The announcement came on Jimmy Kimmel Live and filming begins in a couple weeks. As for tonight's episode of the show, Lindsay takes Nick Viall to church and to meet her family, seeing how Viall feels about being in a predominantly black atmosphere. Her family also questions him about dating a girl of a different race. For more details on Rachel Lindsay's new Bachelorette gig, along with her hometown date with Nick Viall, click through our gallery of her best pics from tonight's episode. (ABC/Bill Matlock)