20 questions with Tayshia Adams

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Photographed by LISA RICHOV
Styled by BRANDON NICHOLAS
Location: BANYAN TREE MAYAKOBA

Where are you from?
I’m from Orange County, California.

Describe yourself in a sentence.
I am a bubbly… Well, I like to call myself a whiskey sour, to be honest with you. I’m smooth, sophisticated, but also I have a kick and a little spice, if you will.

In what ways has your career shaped you into the woman you are today?
I feel like I’ve really had to learn to just rely on myself and my self-confidence and my instinct. I feel like that has shaped me to be a very confident woman, and I can conquer the world on my own.

Are there any other avenues of your career that you would like to explore in the future?
Oh my gosh. I feel like I want to do so many things, but hosting is probably the first thing on my plate right now that I really want to conquer. I would love to start a brand of, probably, swimwear or intimates, just because I feel like I really understand the female body, especially women with bigger chests and that’s such a big deal that people need help with. So I want to conquer that, I think.

What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?
Let’s see. I’ve never broken a bone in my body. I don’t know if that is a surprise to know that about me. Let me see, what else? I’ve never lived anywhere else. Living in New York is really the first place outside of California that I’ve ever lived.

Whose closet would you want to raid right now?
Two closets that I would want to raid right now would be Kristin Cavallari, because I just think she’s so stinkin’ cute, as well as Zendaya. She always is serving looks.

What’s an obstacle you face, and in what ways have you overcome it?
I feel like the most recent obstacle that I have faced and I’ve overcome is just number one being the first biracial bachelorette. I feel like with that came so much responsibility. It’s still a lot of responsibility, but it was this one pressure, unspoken pressure that I felt, but I’ve tried to take on head- on and with full confidence. But also just being a strong, empowered woman and trying to be an entrepreneur.

What are three words you live by?
Three words that I live by are faith, confidence, and adventure.

What are your top 3 beauty secrets?
Well, obviously you definitely do not go to bed without washing your face. Serum is your best friend and so is hydration. Oh, sunscreen. Sunscreen is number one. Everyone always says that, and you’re like yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s sunscreen. No, it’s a game changer.

Being a prominent TV personality opens a lot of aspects of your life to the public. How do you find ways to keep your personal life private?
Keeping my personal life private. Wow. That’s kind of hard. Especially since I fell in love on TV. Everyone is so invested in my love story, I feel like, which is an amazing thing. And it’s an honor, to be honest with you, to have so many people rooting for you. But I feel like there’s so much more that goes on than I show on Instagram. And I feel like taking a little bit of time for myself, whether it be like just not being on Instagram on Sundays and just having that time between Zach and me is really important for me.

In recent times, we have learned to adapt to spending more time indoors – any hobbies you have picked up along the way?
I can say that I tend to burn a lot of food. I definitely am not the best chef. That’s one thing that I’ve learned in quarantine. But I will say that I’m really creative when I start to get in a really good space of getting inspiration, whether it be looking online or talking to some of my girlfriends. I feel like this connection, emotional connection, and friendship has really developed over quarantine. Because you’ve just been creative in finding ways to get to know more people through Zoom or phone calls or whatnot. And I feel like those close women next to me really inspire me. So I feel like it’s definitely helped blossom what I want to do in the long-term.

What can people expect to see from you in the remainder of 2021?
Ooh, there’s a lot coming in 2021. I have been working on so many projects, some of which I can’t speak about, but I feel like hosting is something that I’m really trying to take on, and I really feel good about that. Also, something in the beauty space. So stay tuned.

What are you looking forward to most at the moment?
Just spending time here in the Banyan Tree Hotel. It’s tropical paradise here, and I absolutely love it. I’ve needed a little bit of vacation and getaway. My soul needs it, so I’m so happy to be here.

As an influencer, how do you hope to influence people through your platforms?
If there’s one thing that I can do and that I pray about is just to try to be a light to people and just to show people that a smile goes a long way. Kindness goes a long way, and just showing people love, because we all need it. And at the end of the day, that’s what we’re all looking for.

What’s something you would like to say to your fans?
Thank you so much for the support, it truly means a lot to me!

What has been a highlight of working with Modeliste Magazine?
I had the best time working with Modeliste, it was such a fun, creative and collaborative effort.

You have a podcast called Click Bait with Bachelor Nation. What topics do you discuss and how can people tune in?
Click Bait, it’s the ultimate pop-culture podcast, where we also talk about all things Bachelor Nation, just a little tidbit because we are always in some type of drama. So we cover a little bit of Bachelor Nation news as well as the latest Click Bait articles out there, as well. We have really fun celebrity guests. So what can you expect is just some really fun other reality TV stars and celebrities. Yeah. And just basically feeling like you’re just chatting with your friends at home, but the latest gossip and whatnot.

How can people tune in?
People can tune in by subscribing on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, the Wondery App, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

How would you describe your personal style?
I would say it’s feminine. I love a lot of dainty items too, but just like flowy and classic, classy.

What’s a new trend you’re loving?
Leather pants. I don’t even know if that’s even a new trend. I think it’s a trend that’s come back. I bought my first couple of pairs just two weeks ago, and I’m trying to rock those. So, watch out New York.

What’s something you would like to say to your fans?
I truly am honored that you guys are even fans, that’s such a crazy word to me, but come along for the ride, we’re just getting started. I appreciate you guys all more than you know.

What has been a highlight of working with Modeliste Magazine?
Oh my gosh. I would have to say it’s meeting some really inspiring women, people that are just so confident in their own, and we all have such different styles. I think probably the best thing about this industry is that there’s so many people that are so creative and different from you, and they really just open your perspective on life. I got to meet a lot of amazing women this trip.

 

 

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