Rachel Lindsay: I'm Engaged!!!!!!!!!

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On a conference call with reporters yesterday, Rachel Lindsay did not reveal any Bachelorette spoilers (we did, though ... follow the link).

Not about the ABC series on which she's about to star at least.

But the first-ever African-American to be featured as the object of desire on this competition did reveal a very important spoiler about herself, and that is this...

Rachel Lindsay with Roses

... she's no longer a bachelorette!

She's engaged!

Asked on the aforementioned call whether she's in love or engaged, Lindsay did not hold back.

She didn't reveal the name of her chosen suitor or offer any hints along that line, but she did come right out and confirm the following:

"I am very much so in love and very much so engaged!"

Can she tell us anything at all about the individual who apparently proposes at the conclusion of the upcoming season of the hit show?

Nope. Not really. Not anything remotely specific, that is. Especially not who wins the final rose (though The Bachelorette spoilers reveal that).

"Every morning I wake up and pinch myself and I keep asking myself if this is really happening," she said, doing a solid job selling the romance.

Rachel Lindsay in Red

"It's crazy at times. I feel like I don't even deserve this. I feel like I'm getting everything that I want and I am getting my happy ending."

Wow. Lindsay nearly has us convinced that she's really, truly in love and that her engagement is going to work out.

For her sake, we hope this is the case.

But those who watch The Bachelorette online each week and then follow the lives of the star and her winner after the series ends know better.

These relationships simply never work out.

Lindsay advanced to the final three on Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor and was confirmed as The Bachelorette almost immediately afterward.

She told Jimmy Kimmel at the time that she's prepared to "put [herself] out there" in the hope of finding a "happy ending."

Rachel Lindsay Waves

And now it sounds as if that openness and honesty has paid off ... that or she's a much better actress than Bachelorette stars past.

Just one day prior to this fluffy PR call with journalists, ABC announced the 31 suitors vying for Lindsay's heart.

Yes, 31.

This is more than the number of men who typically kick off a season of The Bachelorette, but how could the network turn down some of these hopefuls?!?

As you can find out by clicking around below, one is a professional wrestler... one is a chiropractor... one is a former professional football player.

One says he's a "tickle monster," which is a new one, and one claims he's had a crush on Lindsay since early childhood days.

How is that possible? No idea, but we're intrigued, and we'll find out when The Bachelorette premieres this coming Monday.

Despite her historic status, Lindsay told Entertainment Tonight in April that she's open to dating either a black guy or a white guy.

She'll also discuss the topic of race on the opening episode:

“With the guys, you know, if it's something new to them, then I want to talk about it the same way that I [wanted] to talk to Nick about it."

"'Have you ever dated a black woman before?'" she adds.

"I'll talk about my experiences as well. You know, it's about me, too, but I don't want it to be something that defines our relationship.

"But I think it's something important to address."

So far, she's done a great job. Tell us, Bachelor Nation: Are you excited for Rachel Lindsay to be The Bachelorette?

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