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First ever African-American lead cast on ABC's "The Bachelorette"

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ABC's popular reality dating series, "The Bachelor" is getting its first African-American lead.

Current "Bachelor" contestant Rachel Lindsay has been cast to lead the upcoming season of spin-off show "The Bachelorette."

The news was first revealed Monday night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

The 31-year-old is a attorney from Dallas. In an interview on ABC's Good Morning America, Lindsay says she ready to have a man in her life and have kids .

In the past, ABC faced criticism for a lack of diversity in the dating franchises. "The Bachelor" has 21 seasons and "The Bachelorette has 13 seasons.

Last year, the network appointed Channing Dungey as the nation's first black entertainment president. She expressed interest in diversifying the cast.

"The Bachelor" is Monday's most-watched television series among adults aged 18 to 49.

The new season of "The Bachelorette" starring Lindsay premieres on May 22.