Rachel Lindsay (television personality)

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Rachel Lindsay
Rachel Lynn Lindsay

(1985-04-21) April 21, 1985 (age 33)
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin
Partner(s)Bryan Abasolo (2017 – present)
Parent(s)Sam A. Lindsay
Kathy Lindsay

Rachel Lynn Lindsay (born April 21, 1985) is an attorney, and 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 African American Bachelorette in the franchise's history.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Lindsay is the daughter of beauty consultant and former computer programmer, Kathy,[2] and federal judge, Sam A. Lindsay.[3] She has an older sister, Constance, and a younger sister, Heather.[4]

Lindsay obtained her Bachelor's Degree from The University of Texas at Austin where she studied kinesiology and sports management[5] and received her law degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[6]

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.[7] Lindsay is engaged to Bryan Abasolo, who won Season 13 of The Bachelorette. She has also contributed to various ESPN programs including SportsCenter.[citation needed]

Television shows[edit]

The Bachelor[edit]

Lindsay was a contestant on Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor. She received the first impression rose on night one.[8] She placed third overall, losing to runner-up Raven Gates and winner Vanessa Grimaldi.[9]

The Bachelorette[edit]

Lindsay was announced as the Bachelorette on February 13, 2017, while she was still in contention for Nick Viall's final rose.[10] For Lindsay's season ABC had cast the most diverse cast in Bachelor franchise history.[11] In the end, Lindsay chose Miami native Bryan Abasolo, a doctor of chiropractic. The engaged couple lives in Dallas, Texas.[12]

Lindsay returned with Abasolo during Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette to host the first group date.[13]

The Bachelor Winter Games[edit]

Lindsay appeared in one episode of The Bachelor Winter Games where she judged a kissing contest along with JoJo Fletcher and Arie Luyendyk.[14]


  1. ^ "ABC Casts First Black 'Bachelorette,' Rachel Lindsay, a Texas Lawyer". New York Times. February 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Who's Rachel Lindsay's Mom Kathy? The Bachelorette's Mother Isn't Afraid To Ask The Tough Questions". Bustle. July 24, 2017.
  3. ^ "Who is 'Bachelorette' star Rachel Lindsay?". Fox News. May 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "Who Are Rachel Lindsay's Sisters? The Bachelorette Has A Loving Support System At Home". Bustle. July 24, 2017.
  5. ^ "8 Things To Know About The New Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay". Cosmopolitan. February 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "Rachel Lindsay". American Broadcasting Company.
  7. ^ "Rachel L. Lindsay Associate. On the season finale of The Bachelorette, she g".
  8. ^ "Rachel Got Nick's First Impression Rose On 'The Bachelor,' & She's An Early Frontrunner". Bustle. January 2, 2017.
  9. ^ "The Bachelor's Nick Viall Sends a Heartbroken Rachel Home — After Telling Her He Was '100 Percent' Falling for Her". People Magazine. March 6, 2017.
  10. ^ "Here's Why ABC Announced Rachel Lindsay as Bachelorette Before Bachelor Nick Viall's Season Ended". Us Weekly. February 16, 2017.
  11. ^ "'The Bachelorette' Unveils Its Most Diverse Cast Yet". Huffington Post. May 17, 2017.
  12. ^ Rohwedder, Kristie (November 10, 2017). "'The Bachelorette's Rachel & Bryan Live Together Now, Showing Just How Serious They Are". Bustle. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  13. ^ "Bachelorette Recap: A Drink Smashing, Cake Smushing, Ball Busting Good Time". Cosmopolitan. June 5, 2018.
  14. ^ "Rachel Lindsay Questions Ex Dean Unglert's Maturity on Bachelor Winter Games". People. February 20, 2018.
Preceded by
JoJo Fletcher
The Bachelorette
Season 13
Succeeded by
Becca Kufrin