WATCH: See Rachel Lindsay as The Bachelorette During First Taping: Plus, Here Are Some of Her Suitors On Set!
"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 told ET’s Lauren Zima
in late February.
ET's Nichelle Turner caught up with former Bachelor
contestant Corinne Olympios at the Unforgettable
premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday where she gushed about Rachel.
"I love her," she said of her pal. "She's one of my really good friends. I'm so happy she's the Bachelorette
. I think she's going to find the most amazing fiance, soon-to-be husband ever. So excited for her."
As for what makes Rachel "perfect" for the ABC reality show, Corinne told us: "She's funny, she's classy, she knows when and where, she's amazing."
For more on the upcoming season, watch the clip below!