Jen Tran was chosen as the first Asian leading lady

Joey Graziade's contestant on “The Bachelor” season, Jen Tran, has been announced as the leading lady of “The Bachelorette” Season 21.

During Monday night's “The Bachelor” Season 28 finale, franchise host Jesse Palmer revealed the news alongside former “Bachelorette” star Charty Lawson. Tran will make “Bachelor” franchise history as the first Asian American Bachelor.

Palmer brought out Tran during the “After the Final Rose” ceremony of Graziade's season finale.

“I'm looking for someone with a really big personality,” Tran said. “I'm all about having fun, that cheeky banter.”

On receiving the first Asian American Bachelorette title, Tran said, “It's honestly incredible and I feel so grateful and honored to be the first Asian Bachelorette in this franchise. Growing up, I always wanted to see Asian representation on TV. I feel like that was really rare. Asians Anytime I'm in media it's to fill a supporting character, to fulfill some kind of stereotype and I've always been immersed in it because I don't always see myself on screen. I don't see myself as a main character.

In an official press release, ABC described Tran as “a sweet and compassionate woman who has dedicated her life to helping others and is currently studying to become a medical assistant. The bilingual Vietnamese beauty currently lives in Miami and is ready to find love with a man who is just as reliable and thoughtful as she is. When she's not studying, Tran enjoys reading, paddling and traveling whenever she gets the chance.

“The Bachelorette” is a co-production with Next Entertainment and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television and Warner Horizon. Bennett Graebner, Claire Freeland, Jason Ehrlich, Tim Warner and Peter Gust serve as executive producers.

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No premiere date has been set for “The Bachelorette” Season 21, but the series will air this summer on ABC and Hulu.

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