15 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Bachelorette’ 2017 Star Rachel Lindsay

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Bachelorette’ 2017 Star Rachel Lindsay

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Bachelorette’ 2017 Star Rachel Lindsay

We’ve been all-in on Rachel Lindsay since her First Impression Rose-winning debut in Nick Viall’s Bachelor 2017 premiere!

She continued to win us over throughout Season 21 with her level head and fun-loving spirit — girl’s got moves! — and we couldn’t be happier she’s the next Bachelorette 2017 star.

There’s more to unpack about the 31-year-old Texan, which we’ll surely get to on her season. But to give you a head start, we have 15 things you might not know about Rachel above!

The Bachelorette Season 13 premieres Monday, May 22 on ABC.

15 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Bachelorette’ 2017 Star Rachel Lindsay
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She’s a smart cookie

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She’s a smart cookie

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The Southern belle graduated from the University of Texas before getting her law degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee. 

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Her dad is a federal judge

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Her dad is a federal judge

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As she mentioned on the show, her dad, Sam A. Lindsay is a big deal. He was nominated by President Bill Clinton to be a federal judge for the Northern District of Texas in 1997.

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She’s no small-time lawyer

She’s no small-time lawyer

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As an active associate at Cooper & Scully law firm, the quick-talking gal works with big-time clients like Walmart, according to TMZ.

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She never watched 'Bachelor'!

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She never watched 'Bachelor'!

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Before her coworkers signed her up for Bachelor, Rachel had only seen parts of episodes at friends’ watch parties. 

“I never understood what was going on,” she tells People.

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She made history on night one

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She made history on night one

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Not only is she the first African American Bachelorette star, but she’s also the first non-white woman to receive the First Impression Rose!

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She developed a #girlsquad on the show

She developed a #girlsquad on the show

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Some of the women the Dallas native has remained close with post-show are Sarah Vendal, Whitney Fransway, Astrid Loch, Alexis Waters, Raven Gates, and Kristina Schulman.

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She’s close with her family

Happy Easter from my family to yours!!! #Concorddallas #eastersunday #wegrowpeople

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She’s close with her family

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The Lindsay family seems thick as thieves, as she’s often sharing pics with her parents and sisters.

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And has great genes

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And has great genes

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Her mom is aging like a dream!

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She’s a dog person

Somebody behaved for their haircut today ????✂️#CopperAsh #dog❤️ #nofilter

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She’s a dog person

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Meet her adorable 2-year-old Finnish Spitz and German Shepherd rescue pup, Copper.

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She’s a philanthropist

She’s a philanthropist

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She’s active in raising money for Autism, among other causes.

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And a sports fan

Saturday's and college football ????#baylorvsmu #stillhookemhorns #fleeclubchicago #fleeclub

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And a sports fan

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Posts pics from both football (Cowboys) and basketball (Mavericks) games.

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She loves kids

My Saturday night date... #nephew #bestauntever #alistairquinn

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She loves kids

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The Bachelorette-to-be gets practice for motherhood with her nephew, Alistair!

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Even she’s not perfect

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Even she’s not perfect

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In 2013, the now-31-year-oldwas involved in a bad car accident in her hometown, for which she was blamed. Though she was initially sued for damages, ultimately, both parties settled with their insurance companies and the case was dismissed.

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She has celebrity fans

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She has celebrity fans

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Sherri Shepherd, UnReal Season 2 alum Meagan Tandy, and Survivor’s Remorse co-star Teyonah Parris all recently told us they’re totally on-board for Rachel as the first black Bachelorette.

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She’s not trying to break the mold

She’s not trying to break the mold

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“I just hope that people rally behind me … and just realize that I’m just trying to find love, and even though I’m an African American woman, it’s no different than any other Bachelorette,” she says.

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We’ve been all-in on Rachel Lindsay since her First Impression Rose-winning debut in Nick Viall’s Bachelor 2017 premiere!

She continued to win us over throughout Season 21 with her level head and fun-loving spirit — girl’s got moves! — and we couldn’t be happier she’s the next Bachelorette 2017 star.

There’s more to unpack about the 31-year-old Texan, which we’ll surely get to on her season. But to give you a head start, we have 15 things you might not know about Rachel above!

The Bachelorette Season 13 premieres Monday, May 22 on ABC.