The Untold Truth Of This Bachelorette

The Untold Truth Of This Bachelorette
    After failing to find love during her time on Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor, Rachel
    Lindsay went on to capture the hearts of America during her run as The Bachelorette.
    And while you may think you know pretty much everything about someone after you've watched
    her cry her eyelashes off, here are some extra details we dug up about the future Mrs. Abasolo.
    Race and relationships
    Being the first black Bachelorette in franchise history, it was kind of a no-brainer that
    race would be a lingering topic on the show this year.
    The primary villain of the season, Lee Garrett, instigated race conversations during his time
    in the mansion.
    "I'm the only country boy in here, and I'm gonna have problems with some of these guys
    in here."
    But it was actually a conversation between Lindsay and another potential suitor, Will
    Gaskins, that offered the most insight into the Bachelorette's thoughts on race and interracial
    dating.
    Gaskins told Lindsay that he had primarily dated white women based on the fact that he
    hadn't grown up around many black people.
    Lindsay seemed a bit skeptical of his explanation, and countered with the fact that she too had
    been raised in a predominantly white community in Dallas, Texas, but she had still dated
    black men.
    Judge's orders
    Throughout the season, Lindsay was all about "keeping it 100," and quickly became a fan
    favorite because of her zero-tolerance policy for BS.
    "I'm not here to be played, I'm not here to be made a joke of, which is what I feel like
    you're doing right now with me, so I'm really gonna need you to get the f--- out."
    Apparently, her no-nonsense attitude runs in the family.
    Her father, Sam A. Lindsay, is a federal judge for the U.S. District Court of the Northern
    District of Texas, who was appointed to his position by President Bill Clinton.
    Lindsay described her father as "intimidating," and their relationship was questioned when
    he was noticeably absent during all of her hometown visits.
    However, according to Viall, he did meet her father off-camera.
    And there's Instagram proof that Abasolo also met Mr. Lindsay when the cameras weren't rolling.
    Sounds like Lindsay's dad is just a little bit camera shy.
    Raising the bar
    Considering all the media attention the franchise gets, pretty much everyone could tell you
    that Lindsay is a lawyer.
    "I do civil defense litigation, so I'm a trial attorney, I'm in trial."
    And while her job alone already places her way ahead of former contestants with occupations
    like "aspiring dolphin trainer" and "manscaper," Lindsay proves time and time again that she's
    not the average Bachelorette.
    The Dallas native, who graduated from Marquette University Law School, passed the bar exam
    on her first time around.
    Hoop dreams
    Lindsay wasn't playing games when it came to finding a husband, but she is a huge sports
    fan — especially basketball.
    The Bachelorette alum was able to explore her passion when she landed an internship
    with the NBA in New York after her senior year of college.
    Lindsay just might have the most impressive resume in the history of the franchise.
    Is there anything this woman can't do?
    "Oh God!"
    [laughter]
    Trouble on the road
    Sometimes the Bachelor or Bachelorette is forced to face a scandal from their past during
    their season.
    However, Lindsay's season was overshadowed by the Bachelor in Paradise scandal surrounding
    DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios, which might be the reason Lindsay's own scandal
    wasn't brought to light.
    According to Radar Online, in June 2013 Lindsay rear-ended another car and was accused of
    "negligently failing to control her vehicle."
    The victim requested damages for pain and suffering and although Lindsay denied the
    accusations, she ultimately ended up coughing up $12,500 to get the case against her dismissed.
    Old flame
    From day one, there was never any question that Lindsay would be walking away from her
    season with a rock… and not just because she totally spilled the beans before her season
    even aired.
    During her season, she revealed that prior to signing on to The Bachelor, she was stuck
    in a long-term relationship that ultimately ended because of long-distance.
    Lindsay knew going in that she wasn't interested in getting into another dead-end relationship.
    With a $100,000 engagement ring and fiancé in tow, we're sure her ex is kicking himself
    right now for letting Lindsay be the one who got away.
    Meanwhile…
    "I'm living my best life."
    Kiss and kind of tell
    Usually, Bachelors and Bachelorettes are very secretive when it comes to dishing about the
    infamous "Fantasy Suite" date.
    But Lindsay, ever the game-changer, was relatively open about her alone-time with her top three.
    Kind of.
    She told ET that she didn't sleep with everyone — but that could also mean that she didn't
    sleep with anyone.
    It looks like Lindsay is putting her lawyer skills to good use even outside of court.
    Love and basketball
    Back in college, NBA All-Star Kevin Durant apparently had his chance to court the future
    Bachelorette star.
    According to an US Weekly insider, the two dated while attending the University of Texas
    at Austin before she headed off to law school.
    In an amusing twist of events, the NBA Championship Game, in which Durant played, took the time
    slot for a Bachelorette episode, pushing it back a week.
    However, it seems that there's no bad blood between the two, as Lindsay was spotted cheering
    from the stands at the game.
    Not a fan
    Some contestants come on to the show with a wealth of knowledge about the franchise
    and already know when to insert key phrases like:
    "I don't think that she's here for the right reasons."
    But Lindsay had never really given the show a second thought before she found herself
    vying for Viall's heart on The Bachelor.
    As it turns out, Lindsay didn't even sign herself up.
    She told People,
    "My coworkers actually signed me up for The Bachelor and were like, 'You've got to go
    to this casting call.'
    So once that process happened, I started to tune in more."
    Similarly, Lindsay's family wasn't sold on the idea of her finding a husband on a reality
    show with a relatively low success rate.
    "This whole process, you know, you guys probably are a little bit skeptical on it."
    "Yeah, especially when you say 'love.'"
    Mama Lindsay and big sister Constance seemed particularly unimpressed with Abasolo and
    his smooth-talking ways.
    "He's direct and he's open, but I don't think there's the sincerity factor in it.
    And so, my guard was up."
    But it's safe to say that in the past year, Lindsay has transformed into a superfan...and
    had a ton of fun along the way.
    "I like to think of myself as kind of funny, but…"
    "You're not funny!"
    [Laughter] "I'm dying."
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