ABC has decided to shake things up by sharing an early announcement regarding “The Bachelorette” 2017 season. rachel lindsay, who is still in the mix of things on Nick Viall's “Bachelor” season, will be handing out roses this spring and she will be the first black lead in the history of the franchise. People are definitely buzzing over this decision and Rachel is opening up about the challenges ahead.

Lindsay says she's a pro at handling pressure

Rachel Lindsay shared via People that she is used to intense situations and handling pressure, as she is an attorney in the Dallas, Texas, area.

As a result, she feels fairly prepared to handle the challenges ahead in being the “Bachelorette 2017 lead. However, being an attorney often requires pushing emotion to the side, and she credits her journey on “The Bachelor” with helping her to be more open and emotional.

There is no question that much will be made of the fact that Rachel is the first black lead in more than 30 seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” However, Lindsay says that she's not feeling any added pressure over it. She says that she's excited and nervous, and she's anxious to find her future husband. She adds that she doesn't think that things will be all that different from any other season.

'Bachelorette' fans seem excited about Rachel

Rachel seems to have a great approach in tackling her gig as “The Bachelorette,” but how will viewers respond? Early results in a poll on gossip guru Reality Steve's site shows that Lindsay was the overwhelming favorite to become the next lead, and the response from his readers appears to be fairly positive so far.

In addition, many throughout “Bachelor Nation” are rallying behind her, voicing their excitement over the announcement on social media.

“The Bachelor” spoilers from Reality Steve for the season had already revealed that Rachel would not get Viall's final rose, but those who stay unspoiled likely were a bit stunned to see this big announcement emerge before Lindsay was eliminated.

It looks like the show is ready to acknowledge that there is no crazy twist ahead and that she is eliminated soon, as Viall took to Instagram to praise Rachel and note that her elimination was one of the most heartbreaking of his life.

Nick goes on to reference Rachel's charisma, grace, and beauty, and he says that both the men who will be on her season and “Bachelor Nation” viewers are lucky to have her as the next “Bachelorette.” Do you think that ABC made the right choice in picking Rachel Lindsay? ABC's “The Bachelorette” 2017 season premieres in May and this will definitely be a buzzworthy season.