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ABC Announced the First Black Bachelorette But Twitter Wants You to Know There Already Was Tiffany Pollard

The H.B.I.C. was the first Black female Bachelorette, period.

ABC announced that after 15 years of The Bachelor, the dating competition franchise is getting its first ever Black Bachelorette. But the internet was like, what about Tiffany “New York” Pollard?

On Monday (2/13), Rachel Lindsay was named the lead of the forthcoming spin-off. It’s a historical moment for sure because the 31-year-old lawyer is the first Black person to take on the titular role in 33 seasons of BachelorBachelorette adventures. Up until now, the most diverse casting decision has been the divisive Juan Pablo Galavis, an American-born Venezuelan, in season 18.

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The news of Lindsay’s casting filled timelines but notably Twitter users wanted it to be know that there already was a Black bachelorette and it was Tiffany Pollard.

The over-the-top personality, affectionately nicknamed “New York” by rapper Flavor Flav before he eliminated her on The Flavor Of Love, went on to have her own spin-off I Love New York on VH1 that essentially turned the premise of The Bachelorette on its ear.

If the fans are right, and they usually are, Lindsay has some big shoes to fill as the next Bachelorette.

Pollard parlayed her time on Flavor of Love and I Love New York into a legitimate TV career appearing on Botched, The Next :15, Celebrity Big Brother, Family Therapy, Famously Single and her own web series Brunch with Tiffany.

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