The Bachelorette producers played coy about Tayshia's participation on Season 16 for weeks until ABC finally confirmed rumors she'll appear on the show by flashing footage of Tayshia stepping out of a pool in a sexy red bikini at the end of the show's October 27 episode.
"I can see that," Tayshia said. "But also, I feel like we haven't seen a lot of the guys. We've seen a selected few."
"No, we haven't seen any of them!" Hannah Ann echoed.
"We haven't really seen their personalities," Tayshia added. "We haven't really seen anything yet."
"It's really been all about Clare and Dale and seeing their love story," Tayshia continued. "So I'm really happy for them, but it's gonna be really fun to see if these guys open up and if you see more about them!"
Hannah Ann said she's "really looking forward to" a twist in the season because it has been "boring and uncomfortable" so far.
Joe added that he wants some "fresh air" on The Bachelorette, to which Tayshia replied "Well, let's see what happens tonight then!"
Tayshia, a former phlebotomist from Orange County, CA, was eliminated from Colton Underwood's The Bachelor season during his round of overnight Fantasy Suite dates.
Tayshia was widely reported to be a frontrunner to star on The Bachelorette's fifteenth season last year, but the position ultimately went to Hannah Brown.
Tayshia therefore appeared on the 2019 edition of Bachelor in Paradise, where she fell in love with John Paul Jones but dumped him before the season concluded.
While the couple briefly reconciled and began dating in the real world after leaving Paradise, Tayshia and John Paul ultimately split in October 2019.
Just days before Clare was announced as The Bachelorette's Season 16 leading lady, Tayshia admitted to Entertainment Tonight that she would be "ready" for the gig.
"I have to say, anything that comes my way, I am ready for," Tayshia shared in late February. "I am ready for love!"
News Tayshia will be co-starring on The Bachelorette's sixteenth season first shocked the world on July 31 when a spoiler about her replacing Clare was posted on Reddit and then Reality Steve spoiler blogger Carbone tweeted there was "some serious validity" to the posting.
ET subsequently confirmed on August 3 that Tayshia was the new star of The Bachelorette but Clare's short journey to find love would also be featured on the show this fall.
Tayshia was subsequently spotted and photographed taping the show in a bathing suit at The Bachelorette resort, La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, CA.
Reports swirled this past summer Tayshia had to step in for Clare on The Bachelorette after Clare fell in love with Dale and quit the show to be with him just 12 days into filming. (Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, however, reported producers forced Clare out and she didn't quit, which Harrison has since denied).