Rachel Lindsay's 'Bachelorette' journey started with four suitors on live TV

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During the After the Final Rose special, the host surprised the next star of The Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay, by telling her that her season was starting live on the show.

Rachel revealed to Chris Harrison that she starts filming in a few days. "Let the fun begin". Not only is fan-favorite Rachel Lindsay taking on the role, but her appearance also makes her the first black Bachelorette in the show's history.

ABC transformed the stage with a screen projecting an image of the mansion.

The first man, Demario, said, "I know you're going to be meeting a lot of guys, but I just want you to know, you don't have to meet anymore guys".

Guy number two, Blake, exchanged an awkward hug and kiss on the cheek with the leading lady.

"I'm ready to go black, and I'm never going to go back", said Dean one of the guys vying for Rachel's heart.

Finally, Rachel met the honest Eric who managed to keep his cool during the first meeting. What's even more exciting, though, is that out of Nick's stint on The Bachelor comes Rachel's season on The Bachelorette.

She seemed to be a good sport unlike viewers who aren't so forgiving.

"I obviously expect to see a wider pool of African-American men just because that's me, but what I'm excited about is I'm hoping that my cast reflects what America looks like", she shared. "That is a deal breaker for me".

He was followed by Blake who failed to keep up a conversation with "The Bachelorette" lead.

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