They wed in December 2013, and their love is still going strong. 24, 2004: Byron Velvick chooses Mary Delgado as after she won Velvick's heart during the season 6 finale. They ultimately called it quits after five years together.
March 15, 2011: Creator Mike Fleiss opens up about the show's lack of diversity.
The first season's suitors were predominately white females looking for love.
Four women of color were cast, but all were eliminated by the third episode.
Robert Mills, who oversees ABC's alternative series, praised Lindsay in a statement accompanying Monday's announcement.“We’re thrilled to have Rachel Lindsay as our next Bachelorette,” he said.
“This coveted role is always reserved for a fan-favorite from the previous season, and Rachel is no exception and has been the fans’ choice since she exited the limo.
But, there are already too many morons on the air, it is time we up the ante.
They called it quits several months after the show aired. 8, 2003: , the sister show has fewer seasons to date as it's been on and off the air since its debut.) Former Miami Heat cheerleader Trista Rehn, a Caucasian woman from Indianapolis, Indiana, was the show's first lead, selecting Ryan Sutter (also white) as the winner. Open champion fisherman asked Delgado to marry him in Spanish, in order for her parents -- who came to the U. from Cuba when she was just a year old -- to understand his proposal.Set in the Caribbean islands, COUPLED follows 12 single, smart and young professional women looking for love, who will meet face-to-face with eligible single men.Instantly, the women decide if they feel a spark of chemistry and want to spend more time with that guy, or if they don’t feel a connection and want to wait for the next one.Following more backlash from fans, the media and TV critics, , when asked if fans will ever see a lead that isn't white.After 15 years and plenty of public pressure for greater diversity, ABC has named the first African-American to headline one of its hit dating series.