10 Reasons Rachel Lindsay Will Be A Great Bachelorette

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ABC recently announced that Rachel Lindsay, who is currently a contestant on Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor, is going to be the new Bachelorette.

Ignoring the fact that ABC decided to spoil Rachel’s fate on The Bachelor, everyone should be excited by the network’s choice for a number of reasons.

Seriously, Rachel is so great that Nick might even regret letting her go and break the Bachelor franchise's record (set by him) and be on the show for a fifth time.

The countdown to the new season of The Bachelorette is officially on — it premieres May 22nd on ABC — and here’s why Rachel is going to be a great leading lady. 

1. She’s Up For Anything

She’s Up For Anything
Throughout her run on this season of The Bachelor, Rachel has participated in a variety of dates with a smile on her face. From running track and field to dancing on the streets of NOLA, she was always excited to try whatever Nick (and the producers) threw at her.

2. She’s Here For The Right Reasons

She’s Here For The Right Reasons
Rachel has made it very clear on the show and in her interviews that she is ready to find a husband. Plus, older Bachelor contestants (Rachel is 31) tend to take the process more seriously and have more success finding long-lasting love.

3. She Speaks Her Mind

She Speaks Her Mind
Rachel was not afraid to confront Nick after the disastrous volleyball date and tell him she wasn't interested in playing volleyball in her bikini for attention. Instead of crying on the beach (a la Vanessa) or taking a bunch of shots (a la Corinne), she went right to the source, so she'll have no problem handling 30 men competing for her.

4. She’s Fun

She’s Fun
Anyone who can make vacuuming look like a good time is someone I would want to hang out with and root for to find love.

5. She’s Smart

She’s Smart
Before Rachel was on our TV screen, she was working as an attorney in Dallas. She obviously very smart, and we can trust her to make good decisions. Plus, the last time we had a Bachelorette who was a lawyer (Andi Dorfman) she did not disappoint. Sure we didn’t get a happily ever after, but we did get a tell-all book and an entertaining season.

6. She’s Relatable

She’s Relatable
Watching Rachel eat beignets and not care about the cameras, which is supposedly why contestants never eats on dates, is proof that (sometimes) stars are just like us.

7. She's Here To Make Friends

She's Here To Make Friends
Rachel seems to get along really well with every girl on the show, especially Kristina. The duo is always spotted together in the background of scenes and it's a good sign of character when someone can make friends with the other girls instead of fighting with them.

8. She Makes A Good First Impression

She Makes A Good First Impression
Nick seemed to have a connection with a lot of the women who got out of the limo, but Rachel stood out and got the first impression rose. I have a feeling this means all of the men will fall hard (and fast) for her.

9. Her Reaction Face

Her Reaction Face
I have no doubt that Rachel is going to provide us plenty of great gifs over the course of her season. And let's be honest, that's one of the main reasons we watch reality TV.

10. She's Making History

She's Making History
And last but certainly not least, after 21 seasons of The Bachelor and 12 seasons of The Bachelorette, it was about time ABC put a person of color front and center. Not only did Rachel just make history as the first African American Bachelorette, but she's also paving the way for more diversity on future seasons.

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