The Bachelor Nick Viall is just days away from handing out his final rose, but the show's producers may have bigger plans for one of his final four girls. For years, ABC's popular reality dating series has struggled with diversity and now an African-American woman has, for the first time in the show's history, made it to the final four.
UPDATE February 13, 2017: According to Reality Steve, the formal announcement that Rachel Lindsay has been named as the 2017 Bachelorette star will take place on Monday, February 13 during the Jimmy Kimmel Live, making her the first black lead in the history of the show. Steve's confirmation comes hours after producer Mike Fleiss teased on Twitter than a "historic announcement" is coming on Monday night.
Contestant Rachel Lindsay, 31, has been a top contender since she first arrived at the Bachelor mansion when filming started in late September. Nick had 30 women to choose from on night one and gave the first impression rose to Rachel, a beautiful attorney from Dallas, Texas. According to Reality Steve, Rachel is the first black woman in the show's history to get the first rose of the season — and there's more.