Confirmed: 31-year-old lawyer Rachel Lindsay to be next 'Bachelorette'

| Updated: Feb 15, 2017 01:52 IST

Washington [U.S.], Feb. 14 (ANI): So now, it's confirmed that 31-year-old lawyer Rachel Lindsay from Dallas, Texas will be the first African-American lead on 'The Bachelorette'. Lindsay was officially named the next Bachelorette on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' with a special appearance by television host Chris Harrison, as reported by E online. The announcement came at a time when Rachel is still competing on the current season of 'The Bachelor'. After much messing around with Chris Harrison, chat show host Jimmy Kimmel finally brought Rachel out on stage. The lawyer said that she was first approached to be 'The Bachelorette' soon after her time on 'The Bachelor' ended. "I honestly thought they were just doing it to make me feel better from the heartbreak," she said, adding, "I am excited. I'm ready." She told Jimmy, "At this point in my life, 31, I'm ready to find a husband, somebody who's ready to start a family and I'm looking for someone who can make me laugh, a great smile..." (ANI)