She’s taking over! Bachelorette alum Tayshia Adams replaced Clare Crawley as the lead on season 16 after she got engaged to contestant Dale Moss. Following her stint as the show’s leading lady, Tayshia and fellow alum Kaitlyn Bristowe returned to the franchise to host season 17 and 18 of The Bachelorette. The reality star has earned an impressive net worth anywhere from $1 million to $5 million,, according to sites like NetWorthspedia and Trend Celebs Now. To learn more about how much money Tayshia makes, keep reading!
Tayshia Adams made bank from The Bachelorette:
The leads of the hit ABC franchise make, on average, about $100,000 a season, according to Reality Steve. However, in the past, some ladies have been able to negotiate higher pay, like Emily Maynard who secured a $250,000 salary for her time on season 8.
Additionally, leads supposedly get paid according to their real-job salary, per Amy Kaufman‘s book, Bachelor Nation — which means Tayshia’s take-home could really fall anywhere on the spectrum.
Finally, there is the question of Clare’s pay, considering she filmed for several weeks before Tayshia was brought on. Did the ladies somehow split that $100,000 salary? Were they each given their own cash despite the switch-up? Those questions remain unanswered.
Following her stint as the Bachelorette, she and Kaitlyn returned to the series to guide Bachelorette Katie Thurston through the process after longtime host Chris Harrison stepped down. Though her salary for the position is unknown, it can be assumed she made a decent paycheck during her second appearance on the show.
After cohosting two seasons of The Bachelorette, Tayshia and Kailtyn were replaced by Jesse Palmer ahead of season 19 of the ABC show.
Although Tayshia left season 16 engaged to contestant Zac Clark, the pair ultimately called it quits in November 2021. “All I have to say is that I’m heartbroken,” Tayshia revealed during Michelle Young‘s The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All episode on December 6. “But we tried really hard and I still love him very much and I’m not sure what the future holds.”
Prior to calling it quits, Life & Style broke the news that the pair was “taking some time apart to figure things out.”
Tayshia Adams has two lucrative jobs IRL:
When she appeared on season 23 of The Bachelor, the brunette beauty was working as a phlebotomist, a.k.a. a medical professional who draws blood from patients for tests, transfusions, medical research and blood donations. However, in March 2019, she revealed she was changing career paths.
“I’m not practicing phlebotomy anymore. I don’t know if I’ll go back into medicine,” Tayshia explained in an interview with Vulture. “As much as I love it and went to school for it, my passion has always been in real estate, development, interior design and architecture. I think I’m going to gravitate towards that. I’m currently working at an interior design firm, and I hope this blossoms and opens doors for my career.”
On average, phlebotomists make around $50,000 a year, while interior designers usually consider that a starting salary. With time and experience, these home gurus can bring home up to $80,000 a year — and probably more if you start working with celebrity clientele. All in all, there’s room for growth!
Tayshia Adams has a huge social media following:
With 1.7 million followers on Instagram and another 150,900 on Twitter, Tayshia is able to partner with brands for paid advertisement posts (oh, that influencer life). She has worked with car company Hyundai and hair tools brand Conair.
Tayshia Adams hosted a podcast:
Tayshia also hosted a weekly podcast with Bachelor Nation’s Joe Amabile and Natasha Parker called “Click Bait with Bachelor Nation.” However, she quit the podcast in January 2022 and was replaced by fellow Bachelorette alum Tia Booth.
“My ‘Click Bait’ fam, guess who?! It’s me, Tayshia. Dang it, I really miss saying that,” Tayshia said during her final episode of the podcast. “I am just stopping by to say hi and to really express my love and gratitude to every single one of you before I say goodbye for a little while. I was really anticipating and looking forward to coming back to ‘Click Bait,’ but it just seems to be that time for me to work on myself and the many things I have coming down the pipeline.”
What has she been up to since leaving Bachelor Nation?
Despite no longer being involved in the franchise that made her famous, Tayshia has been keeping busy with other projects. She served as a guest cohost on E!’s Daily Pop for one week in March 2022, while the TV personality was hired to host the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted special on June 5.