Rachel Lindsay (television personality)
Born Name: Rachel Lynn Lindsay
Date of Birth: April 21, 1985
Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Education: Marquette University (2011), The University of Texas at Austin (2003–2007)
Height: 1.63 m
Spouse(s): Bryan Abasolo (m. 2019)
Parents: Sam A. Lindsay, Kathy Lindsay
Rachel Lynn Lindsay Abasolo (born April 1985) is an American media personality. She is best known for her role as a contestant on the twenty-first season of ABC's The Bachelor and as the lead of its spinoff, The Bachelorette, in its thirteenth season. She was the first African-American Bachelorette in the franchise. Rachel is married to the winner of her "Bachelorette" season, chiropractor Bryan Abasolo. She is also a co-host of the Higher Learning podcast alongside Van Lathan on The Ringer platform.
Early life and education
Born and raised in Dallas, Lindsay is the daughter of beauty consultant and former computer programmer Kathy and federal judge Sam A. Lindsay. She has an older sister, Constance, and a younger sister, Heather.
Lindsay obtained her Bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin where she studied kinesiology and sports management and was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She received her J.D. degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Lindsay became licensed to practice in the state of Texas on November 4, 2011.
Lindsay worked as a legislative intern for Texas State Senator Royce West and had interned with the Milwaukee Bucks. She then worked at the law firm Cooper & Scully, P.C.
In July 2018, Lindsay was a guest host on ESPN's First Take. Later that year, she started hosting Football Frenzy, a new ESPN radio show, alongside former Dallas Cowboys Linebacker Bobby Carpenter.
In May 2020, Lindsay launched a podcast with co-host Van Lathan. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. It dissects topics in black culture, politics, and sports through conversation that’s meant to spark open, deep, and educational exchange in order to develop higher standards of society.
Lindsay was a contestant on Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor. She received the first impression rose on night one. She placed third overall, losing to runner-up Raven Gates and winner Vanessa Grimaldi.
Lindsay was announced as the Bachelorette on February 13, 2017, while she was still in contention for Nick Viall's final rose. For Lindsay's season ABC had cast the most diverse cast in Bachelor franchise history. In the end, Lindsay chose Miami native Bryan Abasolo, a doctor of chiropractic, over Peter. The engaged couple lived in Dallas before moving to Miami in early 2019. They married in August 2019.
Lindsay returned with Abasolo during Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette to host the first group date.
The Bachelor Winter Games
Lindsay appeared in one episode of The Bachelor Winter Games where she judged a kissing contest along with JoJo Fletcher and Arie Luyendyk.
Ghosted: Love Gone Missing
From September 10, 2019, Lindsay will co-star on MTV's new television series, Ghosted: Love Gone Missing, alongside artist and actor Travis Mills. In this series, Mills and Lindsay will assist people in confronting former friends or partners after being ghosted.
Lindsay is married to Bryan Abasolo, who won Season 13 of The Bachelorette. She and Abasolo married on August 24, 2019 in Cancun, Mexico.