All the men on Rachel's season (including Chris Harrison) have been singing the Bachelorette's praises. But, isn't that, like, part of their contract? What do former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants really think of Rachel? Bustle went straight to the source to find out — in this case, asking a group of former contestants to weigh in via Facebook. In 2013, after competing on JoJo's season of The Bachelorette, Christian Bishop founded a Facebook group to bring together all the contestants of color from previous seasons. Bustle asked that group what they thought about how Rachel was doing as The Bachelorette, and here's what they had to say....
Robyn Howard of Sean Lowe's season of The Bachelor highlights Rachel's authenticity and infectious confidence in her response to Bustle.
On Twitter, Robyn even lauded Rachel as the reason she started watching the show again.
Leslie Hughes, a fellow alum of Sean Lowe's season, agrees that Rachel is doing a good job at keeping it real. She tells Bustle:
She's gushed about Rachel on Twitter as well — and you can't blame her.
Lastly, Grant Kemp from JoJo's season and Bachelor in Paradise tells Bustle he is also a huge fan of Rachel's.
These former contestants aren't the only ones who have been enthusiastic in their praise for Rachel. Tons of Bachelor and Bachelorette alums have voiced their love and support for this groundbreaking Bachelorette season and its no-nonsense leading lady. We might not know who Rachel picks at the end of this season, but we do know that she has won all of our hearts.