Rachel Lindsay is ready to meet her men.
For real, that is. On her very own TV show, we mean.
On Monday night’s After the Final Rose special, Lindsay was surprised to actually shake hands with four of the suitors who will be vying for her heart this spring on The Bachelorette.
This unexpected development was a sign of how excited ABC is to present viewers with the first African-American Bachelorette.
And now exeuctive producer Mike Fleiss is here to once again prove how psyched the network is for Lindsay to anchor Season 13 of this beloved franchise.
On Thursday night, Fleiss live-Tweeted night one of filming, teasing social media followers with photos of lights, cameras, limos and even some “cheesecake and beefcake.”
Not to mention Lindsay in the dress she’ll be wearing while making the acquiantence of 25 men.
“Let’s do it!!! #TheBachelorette,” Fleiss captioned the above photo, which features Lindsay, Fleiss, Chris Harrison and some other guy.
He then went ahead and offered up this sneak peek of Lindsay about to emerge from her fancy car on the premiere:
As you can see in the pictures above and below, Lindsay donned a sleeveless white patterned gown for the occasion. She looks beautiful.
Elsewhere on Twitter, Fleiss gave fans a look at the 7,500-square-foot Bachelor mansion in Agoura Hills, California.
No doubt this will be the scene of many arguments, drunken evenings and debates over who is on the show for the right reasons.
“Almost time,” Fleiss simply wrote as a caption to the following photo.
Lindsay is a 31-year old attorney from Dallas, who, to be frank, comes across as far more level-headed and normal than most women who have appeared on this series.
She has said she regrets putting her professional life before her personal life and is now focused entirely on finding love and settling down.
“I think @TheRachLindsay will be one of the Top 3 Bachelorettes of all time. She is wonderful!!! #TheBachelorette,” wrote Fleiss on Thursday night.
We were then taken inside the production truck:
“15 minutes til limos… #TheBachelorette,” read this caption.
For those wondering what sort of food is served along with the champagne on opening night, Fleiss even went ahead and gave us a clue:
Delicious food! Yummy food! Very sweet food!
“Night One. Cheesecake and beefcake…#TheBachelorette,” he captioned this image:
Finally, what would a preview of The Bachelorette be without a look at the suitors themselves?
Simply referring to them as “dudes,” Fleiss Tweeted the following photo on Thursday, which is a worth a close look because it features more African-American men than the typical season of The Bachelorette.
It’s about time, isn’t it?
In February, Lindsay told People Magazine that she’s “at a stage in life where I’m ready for a family, I’m ready to get married.”
She added in a separate interview that she’s open to any type of man, saying:
“I want a guy who is not afraid of [commitment]. I’ve come across that in my past.”
That sound you hear is millions of women nodding their heads in agreement.
Are you pumped for Rachel Lindsay to be The Bachelorette?