Former Bachelor in Paradise star Tayshia Adams would be a “really good choice” as the next Bachelorette, show alum Ashley Iaconetti exclusively tells Life & Style. “She is just so likable … She’s just pretty fantastic,” adds the Bachelor Nation babe.
The 29-year-old first appeared as a contestant on Colton Underwood‘s season — where she made it to the final three — and made quite a splash on season 6 of Paradise. “I don’t think anybody has met Tayshia and been like, ‘Eh, she’s mediocre,'” Ashley gushes while giving fans a chance to with her and husband Jared Haibon to support . Even Jared agrees “Tayshia is a really good pick.”
Tayshia, 29, fell into a bit of a love triangle with Derek Peth and John Paul Jones in Mexico. The guys had an awkward altercation during Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson‘s wedding, but JPJ proved how hard he was willing to fight for Tayshia. However, she ended things with him once she realized her feelings were not strong enough. “Honestly, I felt like I’d made a really big mistake letting someone go that genuinely cared about me, but also I knew that my heart wasn’t there, so I didn’t wanna lead him on or anything,” she told at the time.
That wasn’t the end of their romance, though. Tayshia also left the beach to go after Hannah Brown‘s former Bachelorette contestant and visited him in his hometown. The pair rekindled their relationship and dated for two months after Paradise before splitting again.
“When the show ended, I truly went back to Maryland to see if what we had was something we could build on without cameras, a production crew and without feeling any pressure: To simply figure things out on our own terms,” the reality babe explained on Instagram about their breakup in October 2019. “But the reality was, we were living on opposite coasts, and working insane schedules that made it impossible to see each other and build a life with each other.” JPJ has since moved to Los Angeles, but it was too little, too late.
“We truly did the best we could, but at this time have decided that what is best for the both of us is to go our separate ways,” she added.
Could Tayshia be ready to find love again in the Bachelor franchise? Time will tell!