Everything We Know About The Bachelorette Heading Into the Season 13 Premiere

AP“Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay announced her engagement ahead of the series premiere

The new season of The Bachelorette begins on Monday, and as is usually the case, the skeletons are coming out of the contestant's closets already. But, that's not what the show is about, according to Rachel. "I am getting my happy ending!"

"I would love to say that it was always sunshine and blue skies, but it's hard physically, it's hard emotionally, and you really become invested in the men that are there for you", Lindsay adds.

As for Lindsay? She promises to do her best to keep an open mind.

"I actually talked to Rachel yesterday". But there's some good news - she's totally into the guy she picked and is absolutely giddy about getting to know him off-camera. I think this is why it is important to put black women in a dating situation so they can be viewed as perfectly ideal human beings who are being courted.

Lindsay addressed race and dating head on during interviews promoting the premiere saying she doesn't have a type.

Lindsay first appeared on Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor, and in February, before her elimination was aired, ABC revealed that she would star in the new season of The Bachelorette. Rachel and her remaining guys traveled to SC for dates and more rose ceremony eliminations prior to heading overseas. At 31, she is the oldest Bachelorette to lead the show since Trista Sutter, who was also 31 when she took on the title as the first Bachelorette. "But my mom told me to follow my gut and that's what I've done".

Of course, just because Lindsay is serious and mature doesn't mean all of her guys will follow suit.

"One of my fears is that I might let someone go who I didn't give a fair chance to", she admits. To avoid any drama, Corinne tells Rachel that it's best to follow her instincts. The 31-year-old attorney from Dallas, Texas will have her pick from 31 single gentlemen, only one of whom will be the victor at the end of the season.

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