In fact, she told in May that she wanted her cast to reflect her dating history, and her cast rates as the ABC franchise's most-diverse grouping in its 15-year run.When the season premiered, 11 black men stood a chance with Lindsay among a group of 31."I needed to know if they were strong enough to handle that and how they thought about it or if they thought about it." star Nick Viall home to Dallas, Texas to meet the Lindsay family.“Everyone may make this an issue, but for you it doesn't matter, and for me it doesn't matter,” she told her now ex-boyfriend.
"In my final decision, I just went with my heart and the person I found my forever with," she said after production wrapped.Viall had never seriously dated a black woman before her and Lindsay never brought home a white man before him.Lindsay's older sister, Constance, put Viall in the hot seat, asking why Lindsay was his first black girlfriend. I see Rachel,' but at the same time with this climate we're in, I feel like you've seen more racism come out and so he does need to be aware it's not something that you can just hide and ignore," she explained.She offered this tease about him: He is "confident, direct, self-aware, [has] a sense of humor, great smile, knows what he wants as far as the same things that I want — a marriage and a family.Also, he likes sports," she previously shared with .