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Tayshia Adams reflects on being first biracial ‘Bachelorette’

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Tayshia Adams is reflecting on her historic tenure on “The Bachelorette,” for which she served as the reality TV series’ first biracial lead.

“I have so many stories of bringing families together, which is never something I thought people would be telling me,” the 33-year-old, whose father is black and mother is of Mexican descent, tells ’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast.

Adams — who recently made her reality TV comeback on Amazon Prime Video’s “The GOAT” — notes that her run as the “Bachelorette” felt more meaningful as it converged with wider discussions about racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the Black Lives Matter movement, plus the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.

“It was a really hard time for everyone, and so that was a really rewarding experience,” says the Orange County, Calif., native, who became the second woman of color to star as the “Bachelorette” after Rachel Lindsay in 2017.

Adams acknowledges the “very heavy” side of representing the biracial, black and Latinx communities during unprecedented sociopolitical divisiveness in the US.

“It was … 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,” she tells us.

“I felt so out of touch and disconnected when these were really difficult times for me to be a part of. So, it had its challenges, but it also had its benefits.”

Adams — who didn’t shy away from impactful conversations about race with her suitors throughout filming — says the biggest benefit of starring on “The…

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