Tayshia Adams Revisits Being First Biracial ‘Bachelorette’

Tayshia Adams Bachelorette - ABC YouTube

Tayshia Adams became the second person of color chosen as The Bachelorette and she found it both difficult and inspiring to be the first biracial American on the ABC show. Actually, she later co-hosted some of the Bachelorette seasons with former lead Kaitlyn Bristowe. Both of these women are very popular within The Bachelor franchise. Now, Tayshia is looking back and sharing her thoughts on being the first biracial Bachelorette. Keep reading to find out more.

Tayshia Adams Landed Her Place After Clare Crawley

Clare Crawley fell in love with Dale Moss, and that virtually ended her season of The Bachelorette. She left, and Tayshia, who previously starred in The Bachelor, Season 23, and on Bachelor in Paradise, took over. She chose Zac Clark, but unfortunately, their relationship ended after a year of being engaged. These days, she keeps her dating life very private but is rumored to be with Luke Gulbranson. As for Zac, he was most recently linked to Kaitlyn Bristowe.

bachelorette Clare crawley
Bachelorette Clare Crawley – Bachelor Nation – YouTube

The Bachelorette Opened Up About Racial Tension

Tayshia Adams spoke on Page Six’s VIRTUAL REALI-TEA podcast recently about the racial tension that was happening in the franchise. In her discussion, she described being the first biracial Bachelorette on ABC as being “rewarding.”

'Bachelor' alum Tayshia Adams via Instagram
Bachelor alum Tayshia Adams

However, it also felt a bit surreal because she was having such a “fun” time dating, while everyone else was going through “difficult times.” Tayshia Adams, who recently starred on Amazon Prime Video’s The GOAT explained more about her point of view. She said:

I have so many stories of bringing families together, which is never something I thought people would be telling me… It was heavy… a very heavy experience to be having fun and being in this bubble and dating while there’s literally riots and such heavy things going on in our world at the same time. [But it] was a really rewarding experience.

Former Bachelorette Tayshia Adams - Realti Tea YouTube
Former Bachelorette Tayshia Adams – Virtual Realti-Tea YouTube

Talking about the “benefits” of being the first biracial member of the ABC cast, the former Bachelorette noted that her season helped people get “a sense of relief” during very difficult times. Actually, ABC did not initially plan for her to be the lead, so it seemed lucky that she was available to replace Clare. Nowadays, she credits all the experiences as making her more “confident today.”

What do you think about Tayshia’s thoughts on being the first biracial Bachelorette? Did you enjoy seeing her on the show? Shout out in the comments below, and come back here for all your Bachelorette news.

Jenn Tran’s season of The Bachelorette is currently wrapping up filming in Hawaii and will premiere on ABC on July 8.

Stay tuned for more updates.

James Michael

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