Tayshia Adams says of new ‘Bachelorette’ hosting gig ‘my presence matters’
“I am so incredibly excited,” Adams told CNN. “I feel so extremely honored to have even been given the opportunity. If I can provide any sense of comfortability for anybody that’s watching this show, knowing that I’m there, my presence matters, that means the most to me. But also, I found such an amazing love on this journey and if I can be a mentor to Katie for her to do the same, truly that’s what we’re here for and I’m excited to help here in that.”
“Did I ever think that this is where I would be and where my journey would end up? Absolutely not,” Adams said. “But it feels so right and I truly feel like I should be here and I truly feel like I can help [Katie] on this journey.”
“Just getting on there and saying hi, I wanted to start bawling,” she said. “Children have always been near and dear to my heart. I begged my mom to take me to CPR class at the age of 12 because I wanted to start being a babysitter in my community. I babysat for 13 different families at the age of 13. This has been something that has been in my life for a long time now. Seeing children, there’s just something so pure and innocent about them that makes you want to be a better person and impact them.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long added to this report.