The 30-year-old interior designer and former phlebotomist replaced Clare Crawley after she fell in love with a contestant and got engaged to him after just a couple weeks.
Tayshia will now date the contestants that were dating Clare!
Rob Mills, senior vice president of alternative series, specials and late-night programming at ABC Entertainment, opened up to Variety about how Clare was picked.
“I don’t think they’re as different as you might think on the surface,” Rob said about the two women. “Tayshia had been through a divorce, so I think there is a lot of maturity that comes with that, and she is super serious about settling down, just like Clare was, so it actually did not seem like a huge stretch for these guys. Also, you have to remember that we cast a lot of guys that weren’t necessarily announced for Clare because she was announced as The Bachelorette so late, so some of these guys would have been there for someone else that was chosen as the lead, anyway. It all ended up working out incredibly well, even though it provided some hurdles at first.”