‘The Bachelor’ First Revealed: Rachel Lindsay’s Season Of ‘The Bachelorette’ Begins On ‘After The Final Rose’

The “Bachelor first” has finally been revealed!

After weeks of speculation, Monday night’s “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” saw the “historic” announcement that Rachel Lindsay’s “Bachelorette” journey has already begun!

That’s right, Chris Harrison revealed that  Lindsay would be meeting contestants from her season right there and then.

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“The truth is it’s actually a surprise for you,” Harrison told Lindsay. “We’re starting your journey on ‘The Bachelorette’ right  now. You’re about to meet a few of the guys that are vying for your heart.”

“Oh no, I’m not ready,” Lindsay replied as a limo pulled up outside. “I’m at a loss for words.”

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ET caught up with Lindsay at the “Women Tell All” taping last month, where she opened up about what she was looking for in a husband.

“I obviously expect to see a wider pool of African-American men just because that’s me, but what I’m excited about is I’m hoping that my cast reflects what America looks like,” she shared. “I don’t [exclusively] date African-American men, I’ve dated all races before, and so I’m hoping the cast reflects what America looks like and I’m excited that my season is hopefully the one that has the opportunity to do that.”

Personality-wise, Lindsay said the guys better bring the laughs.

“Oh my gosh, I need a funny guy! I mean, you don’t need to be a comedian. I don’t need you to be Kevin Hart, but I need you to be funny,” she revealed, before going into her checklist.

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“I need you to be able to talk sports — you don’t have to play them, but be familiar with them. Bad breath is a deal breaker, and then I need a guy that knows exactly what he wants,” she said. “I don’t need you to be indecisive, I don’t need you to be just a dreamer, I need you to be very self-aware and confident… and there’s a fine line between that I can’t stand a cocky guy. That is a deal breaker for me.”

See more on what to expect from Lindsay’s season of “The Bachelorette” in the video below.

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