The Bachelor contestant Rachel Lindsay admitted she was "shocked" to be eliminated by Nick Viall.
The Bachelor viewers technically haven't seen Viall eliminate Lindsay yet, but we already know things won't work out in the end considering she's the next Bachelorette. Since the cat is already out of the bag, Lindsay was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and spoke about being blindsided by Viall's decision.
"He let me go. I was shocked," Lindsay admitted to host Ellen DeGeneres. "I really thought that Nick and I had a really strong connection. I was pretty heartbroken when it happened but I've moved on since then."
This season of The Bachelor is at the Final 4 stage, where Lindsay is in the running with boutique owner Raven Gates, special education teacher Vanessa Grimaldi and business owner Corinne Olympios. Fans know already that Lindsay won't win, but she revealed to DeGeneres that she thought they had something real, and could have won.
"I really had a connection with Nick and I was shocked," she said. "I was sort of skeptical that it would happen that fast but it did. And it didn't work out, I guess he was looking for something else. His loss."
Either way, Lindsay is moving on and will now become the center of attention. She is the first black Bachelorette or Bachelor in the franchise's history and will lead season 13 of The Bachelorette starting May 22.
So what is Lindsay looking for in a man? It's all about the smile.
"I really don't have a physical type except for a great smile. I'm a sucker for a great smile, who isn't? I'm looking for a guy who can make me laugh, I'm looking for a guy who knows exactly what he wants, who's ambitious, ready to start a family, ready to get married, because I'm at that phase in my life," she explained. "I'm really just looking for a guy who's secure, confident, knows exactly what he wants."
This season of The Bachelor concludes Monday, March 6 with the finale and the Women Tell All special.