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It’s almost Rachel Lindsay’s time to shine as The Bachelorette, and we are so excited!

And now, fans get to see the first official portrait of Lindsay in this new role! In the photo, Rachel glows in a red gown by Randi Rahm. There’s no hiding the fact that the dress is basically a giant rose, and Lindsay looks stunning in it.

The series announced back in February that Lindsay would be the next Bachelorette, even before Nick let her go. This was a first for the series, as is the fact that Rachel is the first black Bachelorette. Although this is historic in its own right, Lindsay explained to People,

“I’m obviously nervous and excited to take on this opportunity but I don’t feel added pressure being the first black Bachelorette because to me I’m just a black woman trying to find love. Yes, I’m doing on this huge stage, but again my journey of love isn’t any different just because my skin color is.”

Amen!

Other Bachelor participants are still enjoying their time in the spotlight as well. Nick Viall continues to keep his spot as a competitor on Dancing with the Stars, and Corinne just dropped her own clothing line. Looks like they are enjoying their more than 15 minutes of fame.

The Bachelorette premieres Monday, May 22 on ABC.

Allie Bush is a Contributing Writer at Femestella. She is interested in creating and sharing entertaining and engaging content, in whatever form it may take. She is a proud TV junkie and in her spare time can be found watching late night talk shows, talking about Chrissy Teigen or Amy Poehler, or eating off of other people’s plates.

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