28 May, 2017
Producers of ABC's The Bachelorette knew fan-favorite Rachel Lindsay was the one, before Bachelor Nick Viall unceremoniously dumped her an episode before he handed his final rose to Vanessa Grimaldi. I'm lookin' at you, Information Systems Supervisor Alex, who considers having eaten "a live salamander" the most outrageous thing he's ever done!
Lindsay is a 31-year-old attorney from Dallas who finished third in the 2017 season of "The Bachelor".
"I am so very much so in love and so very much engaged", she told TheWrap and other reporters during a recent conference call ahead of Monday's Season 13 premiere. "I knew exactly who he was when he came out of the limo". What sealed the deal is when Rachel said she hated chocolate and he was about to eat a piece and threw it in the fire instead.
So, will the likable Lindsay, a self-described career woman and dating-show skeptic, find a husband on the ABC series known for drama, drinking and fantasy suites (but not many lasting marriages)?More news: Monaco win Ligue 1 title
Blake E.: If personal trainer Blake thought his After the Final Rose appearance was awkward, how much worse is talking about how "amazing" your penis is, as he claims the women in his life have told him. But Lindsay said she is confident about her ability to face judgment.
Matt, 32, sales rep: HE COMES DRESSED AS A PENGUIN. "And you'll see that". Part of me was like, "Ooh, la la" because it looked juicy, but then another part was like, "ugh!" One of the men who went home was upset Lucas stayed and that he didn't have the opportunity to wear the fantastic outfits he brought. Bryan put on the moves later in the night, too, when he told Rachel he was here for all of the right reasons, but that he isn't afraid to get into a little trouble. Last on the list of big-name celebrities stopping by for Rachel is Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, who she said knew a lot about marriage. "This finger is ready", she says, waggling her ring digit Beyoncé-like.
In addition, Blasting News reports that Rachel will get a huge surprise when a man she has a shared past with pops out of a limo and into the race for her heart! They're pulling the "Excuse me, but can I steal her for just a second?" move left and right, and poor Rachel is totally overwhelmed. Rachel later excitedly responded, "I'd love to be the first". And the chemistry continued into the premiere episode, because Bryan landed the coveted first impression rose. She didn't even keep the guy whose grandparents have been married for 65 years, but Whaboom, no problem.
"The Bachelorette" premieres tonight on ABC at 9 p.m. ET.