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For months, The Bachelorette has been rocking with rumors that Tayshia Adams would replace Clare Crawley as Season 16’s titular Bachelorette and, now, that time has arrived. Crawley has exited stage left after finding love with bachelor Dale Moss, and Adams is finally taking center stage in search of her forever love. Now, that she's stepping into the spotlight, Adams is sharing why she's glad she did not research the men before becoming Bachelorette.

First, it's time to get into some quick backstory. It was previously reported that due to the coronavirus, The Bachelorette might have to recast the original bachelors. Then some of the guys were reportedly cut for being too young for the 39-year-old Clare Crawley. With the situation having changed a bit, Tayshia Adams explained why she's thrilled she did not take a deep dive into the men vying for her heart, telling E!:

You know what, I did Google the guys the first time they were announced, when Clare was announced and the guys were announced like months and months ago. I’m so excited for her, but I hadn't looked at them since then I'm glad I didn't look at them before I started my journey because it was really fun, them not knowing me and me not knowing them and just starting fresh.

So Tayshia Adams did take a peek into Clare Crawley’s bachelors when they were initially announced, but she didn't say whether or not she was impressed with them. So it would appear that Adams had a first-hand experience with the men, which can be a bit of a crap shoot. Still, Adams said it was nice to get to know the guys without all of The Bachelorette spoiler-laden context that comes with taking a look at the contestants’ bios. Of course, Tayshia Adams’ arrival also means that the only bachelor she won't get to meet is Dale Moss.

Given the unusual circumstances, it's hard to say what might happen this season. While spoilers are already flying about who Adams ends up giving her final rose to, fans will have to keep watching to see if things actually unfold in the manner they've been reported.

For her part, it does not sound as though Tayshia Adams went in with a preconceived idea of who she would pick. The process of The Bachelorette apparently played out on screen, with Adams getting to know each guy in the flesh without letting any bios chart her course. So you can expect all of those burning questions to be solved in due time.

Overall, it would seem that Tayshia Adams understandably has no regrets about diving into her season of The Bachelorette without any deep foreknowledge of those vying for her affection. There's really nothing like meeting someone in person and grappling with their personalities, right? It's certainly an interesting strategy that fans will most definitely be watching closely, as Adams' quest for eternal love is only just beginning to play out on the screen.

One thing we don't have to speculate about is how The Bachelorette will handle COVID-19 testing, as the show has put some strict guidelines in place. This should keep Tayshia Adams and her suitors safe as The Bachelorette continues. New episodes air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, making the fan-favorite reality series one of this fall’s premieres.

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