The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have a combined 33 seasons... and it hasn't been very successful at forming lasting relationships. So, they're trying something a little new and FINALLY adding some diversity.
Last night (2/13), it was announced that Rachel Lindsay will become the franchise's first black lead. She's a 31-year-old lawyer from Texas.
And she's currently still in the running to win the love of Nick Viall on The Bachelor, which is strange. Apparently, that doesn't work out. The star of the next cycle is usually announced after the current season ends, but ABC jumped the gun and revealed the news a few weeks early. Why did they spoil their own show? Who knows.