Lindsay Is The First African-American Lead On The 'Bachelorette'

Rachel is the first black Bachelorette and she deserves to be the star of the show: not because of her skin colour but because she seems like kind of an awesome human being.

Jedidiah, 35, ER doctor: He busts out a bible verse, which definitely sets him apart, but I still say DRINK!

It's The Bachelorette, people. Colombian hottie Bryan! If Rachel doesn't end up with him, can I have him?

Rachel thinks she has separated the wheat from the shaft and declares "let the journey begin!" It's what the producers wanted and since the majority of the 23 men she picked are just there to be group date fodder anyway, what's the harm in making her producer overlords happy?

It also sounds like Fred's family holds a high place in his life, as he describes his flawless hometown date as being "with my sisters and my mom and we would go to Pappadeaux." Aw! Perhaps the more accurate question is "When is "The Bachelorette" Season 13 premiere, so we can tell our friends we're busy Monday evening?" But here she is, our phoenix, looking goddesslike in a red gown during a photo shoot. She joined a Dallas law firm after graduation.

In fact, she giggled, because she "loved that he was confident enough to do it", she says. Here she is checking into her swanky new L.A. digs with adorable dog Copper.

Jonathan, 31, Tickle Monster: He tickles her, but he gives off such strong creepy vibes I can't with this.

The Texan beauty looked fabulous in a pink form-fitting slip dress with an unusual double strap detail and Yeezy sneakers as she and a pal left GMA's Times Square studio in NY in the rain. "It's insulting to Rachel, and I'm gonna call him out". Just kidding, it's some of the ladies from her season of The Bachelor, of course, cause after fighting over the same man for six weeks, y'all might as well be sisters, right? Apparently it's like "Boom!" but more emphatic. If only Joel McHale were back on The Soup to deal with this one. The other men are not impressed. He showed off his sneaker collection (he said he has more than 500 pairs) and explained how he got the "Diggy" nickname.

Kenny, 25. Pretty Boy Pitbull Kenny King is a terribly indecisive professional wrestler (or else he would've settled on one name by now). On night one, he gets points for busting out a dance move, but he loses almost the same amount by saying, "Hi pretty Rachel".

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As is typically the case for "The Bachelor" franchise, the contestants went out of their way to stand out during the premiere. "And they did, as you can see".

But she still has no idea what sort of drama was going on behind the scenes, and will be anxiously watching along with everything else. His lines about being "trouble" and good with his hands seemed too smooth by half. What sealed the deal is when Rachel said she hated chocolate and he was about to eat a piece and threw it in the fire instead. Then there was Josiah, a 28-year-old prosecutor, who told an terrible story about having to cut his brother down from a tree after he committed suicide. And when some of Rachel's suitors made a surprise early appearance during Nick Viall's "After the Final Rose" special, there were some early contenders - and a few awkward moments. "I'm not choosing a man for anyone else". "I'm here because this is a great opportunity, and Rachel's badass".

DeMario: This executive recruiter also has the overconfidence bug. The 31-year-old beauty gushed about her fiance, who is among the 30 suitors revealed in the first episode. Alexis reminds Rachel not to judge anyone for showing up in a costume. "Don't sleep with all of them!" an elderly woman told her.

Blake E., aspiring drummer/trainer/shallow sex monkey: He awkwardly met Rachel on After the Final Rose, but this time he comes with a complete marching band. "You get two for the price of one".

"Every morning I wake up and pinch myself and I keep asking myself if this is really happening", she said. "So I'd like to see a very diverse cast, '" she said. "I know I ain't Bieber, but I am a believer tonight", he crooned before handing Rachel a handsome white rose. Adam, a 27-year-old real estate agent, arrives with an identical dummy named "A.J".

Fred, 27, executive assistant: He brings his yearbook to prove that they went to school together. Guess his good looks won the argument.

- Jamey Kocan, a 32-year-old sales account executive from Santa Monica who said the person he admires most is businessman Elon Musk because he is a "different thinker" and innovator and his ideal mate looks like a model.

What lies ahead for the season? There's a hint of potential violence.

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