She said on "Good Morning America," "I’m so happy to have the opportunity and the platform that I do to identify with girls that look like me that’s never seen someone on their screens that represent them."
Tayshia expressed, "Not only am I the second African American Bachelorette but I'm biracial — I'm also Mexican — so it is just an amazing opportunity to have been given a platform for women that are like me to see somebody represented and for me to find love and just show what that looks like."
On Tuesday, Tayshia spoke with Rachel Lindsay on "Extra." Rachel knows a thing or two not only about what it's like being the lead, but also being a Black Bachelorette. Rachel remarked how Clare and Dale are an interracial couple, and Matt James will soon make his debut as the first Black Bachelor in franchise history. She asked Tayshia if she felt this was "a sign of progress" for the franchise.
Tayshia responded, "Absolutely. I feel like you’re finally seeing love form. Love comes in all colors, shades, and this is how it’s supposed to be. You’re finding a love story. We’re seeing that on television now."
Be sure to watch Tayshia's love story begin on "The Bachelorette" Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC!