Rachel Lindsay, a 31-year-old attorney from Dallas is the first black lead in the history of “The Bachelor” or spin-off “The Bachelorette.”
Rachel Lindsay is engaged to Bryan Abasolo.
After weeks of narrowing down her suitors from 31 men, the 32-year-old trial attorney from Dallas chose the 37-year-old Colombian chiropractor living in Miami.
Abasolo had sparks with Lindsay from the very first episode of the show’s latest season, even passionately kissing her before the competition. The bold move not only helped him secure the first impression rose, but also, it seems, solidified a permanent place in Lindsay’s heart.
Lindsay chose her fiancé over finalists Peter Kraus, the 31-year-old business owner from Madison, Wisconsin, and Eric Bigger, the 29-year-old Baltimore native.
Back in March, Rachel felt pressure about picking a black man. She reveals this information in a recent interview with THR.
“That is a very common question that I get from black people,” she said when speaking to THR at the taping of the Women Tell All reunion special, which also aired Monday night. “Honestly, I don’t want to go into this process with any preconceived notions or any pressures to do something for somebody else. I hate to sound selfish, but it’s my process.”
She continued, “It’s my journey in finding love. And whether that person is black, white, red, whatever — it’s my journey. I’m not choosing a man for America, I’m choosing a man for me.”