Fans are getting their first look at Rachel Lindsay as The Bachelorette!
In her new promo poster for Season 13 of the reality dating competition, Rachel, 31, looks stunning in a dramatic red gown that dissolves into rose petals.
“She rose to the top,” the poster was captioned on the show’s social media accounts, referring to her memorable appearance on Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor.
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After news broke that Rachel would be the first African-American Bachelorette in history, the Texas lawyer shared her excitement about the historic casting.
“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 so on this huge stage, but again my journey of love isn’t any different just because my skin color is,” she said.
Fans already got a look at some of Rachel’s contestants on the After the Final Rose special earlier last year, where she met suitors named Demario, Blake, Dane, and Eric.
“You could meet your husband right here, right now,” host Chris Harrison told her on the show. “Good luck, Rachel — let the journey begin!”
While Rachel looks great in the first official poster, the same can’t be said for her predecessors. Trista Sutter, who was the first female to hand out roses, strangely posed with a yellow flower in her promo pics while Andi Dorfman’s photo was too close for comfort for some.
For a look back at good (and bad) Bachelorette promo pics, click through the gallery below!