Tayshia Adams of ‘The Bachelorette’ Makes Room for Mixed-Race Fans Like Me

The biracial lead talks Bachelor Nation, self-care, and Pop Smoke

Tayshia Adams at the 2020 American Music Awards on November 22, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Emma McIntyre /AMA2020/Getty Images

I’ve been a fan of Bachelor Nation since Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette in 2012. Though for years, none of The Bachelorette leads looked like me — and the women who did look like me went home roseless earlier in the…