Tayshia Adams was finally revealed as the newest star of 'The Bachelorette' and fans are thrilled
- After weeks of speculation and growing unrest among contestants this season, Tayshia Adams was finally revealed at the end of last night's episode of "The Bachelorette."
- Though we still don't know exactly how the switch from current lead Clare Crawley to Adams unfolds, this was the first time the show acknowledged Adams at all.
- On social media, fans went wild over the reveal.
- Adams will be the second Black Bachelorette in the show's history. Her casting comes after a push from fans for more diversity in the franchise.
Though many "Bachelor" fans have known for a while that Tayshia Adams would be stepping in for Clare Crawley mid-season as the newest Bachelorette, they were still thrilled to see her pop up on screen for just 9 seconds at the end of the episode on October 28.
As the episode progressed, Crawley's contestants grew uneasy and frustrated at Crawley's attraction to Dale Moss. It even ended with the men discussing "just walking out" if Crawley was going to continue focusing on Moss without giving them a chance.Chris Harrison, creator Mike Fleiss, and producer Rob Mills had teased the "last 10 seconds" of the episode, claiming it was one of the biggest twists in the franchise's history. Still, the reveal, which showed Adams emerging from a pool, was jaw-dropping.
Adams, for her part, had been quiet about her involvement in the show until after the episode, when she posted a single Instagram photo with the caption, "You rang...?!"
Adams' comments were quickly flooded with support and excitement, and Twitter reflected fans' joy as well.
A post shared by ––––––– TAYSHIA ADAMS ––––––– (@tayshiaaa) on Oct 27, 2020 at 7:56pm PDT
—aubrey (@aubreyspiess35) October 28, 2020
—Rachelmao (@RachelBroox) October 28, 2020
—LaZach Ball (@NotSwaggyZ) October 28, 2020
—Bachelor Bob (@BachelorBob_) October 28, 2020
Adams was first seen on Colton Underwood's season of "The Bachelor," where she made it to the final three and established herself as one of the most mature and thoughtful women on the season. She next appeared on "Bachelor in Paradise" and was in one of the most delightful relationships on the beach with John Paul Jones, though they didn't last much longer than the season.Her casting is also part of the show's efforts to include more diversity with leads, contestants, and production after the Bachelor Diversity Campaign went viral in response to the events of this summer. Harrison spoke with Insider about the show and its plans to more accurately reflect the world we live in.He said that fans will see more diversity in both this season's casting and the cast for future Bachelor Matt James' season. "There's obviously a lot of things you won't see behind the camera — hiring practices in crew, producers, [and] people being promoted. A lot of steps that won't get as much limelight but are as equally important," he added.
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