Former Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay, who has recently partnered up with Ideal Image MedSpa, is known to be unfiltered and unbothered about her Bachelor Nation comments.
The 34-year-old reality TV star spoke to E! News about the recent headlines she’s been making and how she doesn’t plan to change her opinions to make others happy.
“I don’t like when people try to use me to make a headline. You know, I do speak my mind, I have a podcast,” she explained. “That’s what comes with the territory. You either love me or hate me. Some people can’t stand what I have to say and some people think it’s refreshing because nobody else in the franchise is bold enough to say it.”
“I think that there’s an audience out [there] for me and I’m not for everybody,” Lindsay continued. “Guess what? That’s okay! I don’t get nervous about it because I feel like it’s just an opinion, please don’t take it personal.”
When it comes to people disagreeing with the star’s thoughts, Lindsay said she rather have a conversation than it be misinterpreted. “If I offended you please let me know so we can have a conversation and I can explain myself,” she said.
Lindsay followed through with her words and she did just that with Peter Weber, who is the newest Bachelor and was a contestant on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette. When Weber was announced as the next Bachelor, the 34-year-old reality TV star admitted she was hoping Mike Johnson would be cast instead – Johnson also appeared on Hannah’s season.
She and Weber sat down, and she explained her opinion.
“I said, you’re going to read headlines that say I’m supporting Mike and I am, but it’s not personal to you, I actually think you’re going to be a fantastic Bachelor,” she said. “I just was rooting for Mike for diversity… and he got it.”
She continued, “I think sometimes I get misunderstood because you just read a headline and you don’t read the full article, but as I say, I’m not for everybody and that’s okay.”
Although her initial reaction was disappointment, she is interested to watch Weber’s season.
“It will be refreshing to see someone who you don’t have to question, ‘Are they there for the right reasons?’ He wants someone that he can spend his life with,” Lindsay said. “He has his parents, that have an amazing love, and that’s what he is looking for.”
“He is such a lover. I feel like a protective big sister because I don’t want anyone to hurt Peter,” she added. “I don’t think he will be dramatic. The Bachelor fans are in dire need of a love that works out.”
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