During her interview with Becca and Tayshia, Michelle asked the former Bachelorettes to share their best advice as she prepares to find her happily ever after on TV.
“I honestly want to know what you feel like the most helpful tip is going into this position,” said the gorgeous schoolteacher from Minnesota. “Or after you finished, you’re looking back, and you’re like, ‘Oh, I really wish I did this,’ or, ‘I really wish I would have thought of that beforehand.’ So now that you’ve really been through the experience that you have, what is the biggest tip that you would have for someone like me?”
According to Becca, who led Season 14 of “The Bachelorette” in 2018, it’s imperative to stay open-minded and ask tough questions.
“You never know who could surprise you. You could have one date or one group date with somebody or one conversation and be like, ‘I don’t know if they’re for me. It’s not all there yet.’ But keep pushing through, because some people will pleasantly surprise you and you will be so shocked,” Becca explained. “I went through most of my entire season thinking it was going to be one person. I was dead set. And then towards the end, I started to open up and be more surprised by the other men where I was like, ‘OK, I’m glad I didn’t write this person off Week 1 or Week 2.’”
The franchise star — whose season ended with an engagement to now-ex-fiancé Garrett Yrigoyen — continued, “Ask the right questions in the right way. I went in thinking, ‘I know what I’m here for. I know what I want. I know what I need in a partner, what I’m demanding out of these men.’ And I thought I did an OK job at the time of navigating certain conversations and asking certain questions, whether it was on-camera or off. Looking back now, I didn’t. And now I would just be so direct and intentional in what you’re wanting to find out about these men, even if it’s uncomfortable, even if it’s gonna be hard, even if it can lead to the end of whatever relationship you’re having with any of the men. Just be very intentional about what and how you’re asking things.”
Meanwhile, Tayshia — who led Season 16 of “The Bachelorette” in 2020 and is now engaged to her winner, Zac Clark — stressed to Michelle that trusting her intuition will be paramount as she figures out who deserves her final rose.
“Just be confident in who you are. You already know what you have to offer, so just go make [the men] work a little. Just be you. It’s fine. Don’t think about it and, like I said, test out all the waters,” Tayshia said. “I don’t regret anything because I’m happily engaged but I really truly think that I was myself, and even if I did mess up or I could have asked a little bit more questions, I think that I have a good enough intuition and I think I have a good enough sense of self that I was able to navigate those waters.”
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