Spoiler alert! Rachel Lindsay WON'T win Bachelor Nick Viall's final rose, but RadarOnline.com has learned she's getting something even better: the role of next season's Bachelorette!
The news is a long time coming for fans of the franchise. In 33 seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, there has never been a non-white lead. (Juan Pablo Galavis, a Venezuelan, is sometimes cited as an exception.)
ABC honcho Channing Dungey said last year that the show was actively working at increasing its diversity.
THR noted that Viall's season featured 8 nonwhite contestants out of a pool of 30. Bachelor Ben Higgins had only 5, all of whom were eliminated relatively early on, and Chris Soules had only one nonwhite suitor.
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