Zac Adams Biography & Facts
Tayshia Adams (born September 4, 1990) is an American television personality and television host. She received national recognition after appearing as a contestant on season 23 of The Bachelor and the sixth season of Bachelor in Paradise. On November 5, 2020, Adams replaced Clare Crawley as the Bachelorette on season 16 of The Bachelorette. Adams has gone on to co-host The Bachelorette season 17, and will co-host season 18 with a multi-year option to extend.
Early life and education
Adams was raised in Newport Beach, California by her parents Rosario and Desmond Adams. Her father is African-American and her mother is Mexican; Adams identifies as bi-racial. She has three siblings and was a Girl Scout for 12 years. Adams attended Concordia University Irvine and graduated in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in biology. During her first week of college in 2008, she was run over by a truck, saying: "I had to relearn how to walk in the hospital and missed about two and a half, three months of school. After about two years, I finally got to the point where I could walk 'normally' and not have chronic pain when I sat down." In 2011, Adams was hit by a distracted driver on the highway and she suffered from chronic pain for five years after the accident. Adams credits physical therapy for her recovery.In addition to being a reality television personality, Adams is also a former phlebotomist.
Adams made her debut in The Bachelor franchise in 2019 when she appeared on Colton Underwood's season of The Bachelor. Adams was one of the final two contestants, alongside Hannah Godwin, both of whom were eliminated when Underwood decided to end the show to pursue Cassie Randolph.
Bachelor in Paradise
After her elimination from The Bachelor, Adams appeared on season six of Bachelor in Paradise in August 2019, where she started dating fellow contestant John Paul Jones. The two split in September 2019, prior to the show's finale. After the finale, Adams and Jones rekindled their relationship when she traveled to Saint Michaels, Maryland, to "see if he would be willing to give their relationship another chance." They dated for a few weeks before ending their relationship again in late October 2019.
In 2020, Adams was chosen as the replacement for Clare Crawley on season 16 of The Bachelorette after Crawley's exit, making this the first American Bachelorette season to have its lead replaced. In the season finale, Adams chose Zac Clark, an addiction specialist from New Jersey, over runner-up Ben Smith, and the couple became engaged to marry.On March 13, 2021, it was announced that Adams will co-host season 17 of The Bachelorette alongside fellow former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe. On May 17, 2021, Adams accepted the award for "Best Dating Show" on The Bachelorette's behalf at the MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted ceremony. In June 2021, Marie Claire called her "a longtime Bachelor Nation fan favorite." As of August 2021, Adams hosts two podcasts, Bachelor Happy Hour and Click Bait with Bachelor Nation. After a successful run co-hosting The Bachelorette Season 17, "Adams and Bristowe have received a warm reception as co-hosts, garnering positive feedback from Bachelor Nation on social media," leading to Adams being announced as the co-host for The Bachelorette season 18 with a multi-year option to extend beyond the two seasons she has co-hosted of The Bachelorette franchise this far.
In 2016, Adams married Josh Bourelle; they divorced in 2017. In 2020, after meeting on The Bachelorette, she became engaged to Zac Clark.
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