Marquette University Law School grad Rachel Lindsay named first black 'Bachelorette' lead

Lindsay will be show's first black contestant
Posted at 9:35 PM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-14 09:05:29-05

If some well-placed sources in the entertainment industry are to be believed, the star of the next season of reality show "The Bachelorette" will both make history and connect the show to southeast Wisconsin once again.

Rachel Lindsay will be the next "Bachelorette." Lindsay was a 2011 graduate of Marquette University's Law School, according to the Journal Sentinel, and will be the show's first black lead.

Industry publication Variety, as well as "Reality Steve," well-known for accurately leaking "Bachelor" news, reported the story Monday, among others. An official announcement was expected on Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel.

Lindsay is currently in competition on the current season of The Bachelor, and received a "first impression rose" during the show's season premiere. When she's not trying to find a love connection on national television, she is a lawyer in Texas.

This isn't the first time "The Bachelor" franchise has drawn on southeastern Wisconsin. Current "Bachelor" Nick Viall is a native of Waukesha.

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