Rachel Lindsay Begins Her ‘Bachelorette’ Journey Earlier Than Expected: Meet Her First Suitors

Rachel Lindsay BacheloretteBachelorette Rachel Lindsay begins her journey. (ABC/Bill Matlock)

It’s her time to shine… sooner than expected! Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay received the surprise of a lifetime when she met with Bachelor Nation’s Chris Harrison on the After the Final Rose special on Monday, March 13.

For the first time in Bachelor history, Harrison revealed that Rachel’s Bachelorette season would start immediately. The season 13 lead was visibly stunned when she learned that she’d be moving into the mansion right away, and that several of her contestants were ready to meet her on-stage.

Meet the First Batch of Suitors


The handsome suitor showed up with plane tickets to Las Vegas and an engagement ring.


The adorably awkward contender, who was clearly nervous, told Rachel that she smells lovely.


Another contestant named Dean said: “I just want you to know that I’m ready to go black, and I’m never going back,” which made Rachel burst out in genuine laughter.


Yet another contender danced with Rachel in front of a cheering audience.

“There’s potential,” Rachel told Harrison after meeting her men.

Rachel’s Bachelorette season premieres in May on ABC. Watch above!

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Kelly Spears
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Kelly is an online news writer for The Knot. She is a professional writer who studied English at Ohio State University. Kelly is a big fan of TLC's '90 Day Fiance' and FYI's 'Married at First Sight.'