"I did not [cyber stalk]. I did not," Tayshia confirmed during a recent interview withUs Weekly.
"When I was in quarantine, I didn't think that this phone call [to be the Bachelorette] was ever going to come. At that point, The Bachelorette had started [filming]. I did look at the guys once they were first announced for Clare, but that was, like, months and months ago."
Once Clare left the show early engaged to Dale Moss, Tayshia had 16 bachelors remaining and then four newcomers -- Peter Giannikopoulos, Noah Erb, Montel Hill and Spencer Roberston -- were added into the mix.
The 30-year-old former phlebotomist added, "I didn't really have the chance to look at them before [I met them], and I'm glad I didn't, to be honest."
"And I loved that I didn't know anything about them and they knew nothing about me. They didn't know who was coming through those doors. I loved it all. I thought it was amazing."
Tayshia admitted she was hesitant to sign on for The Bachelorette only because the cast of guys had initially signed up for Clare Crawley, but it apparently all worked out in the end.
"I couldn't have asked for, like, a better group of men. I've always said that I want an older, more mature man that has depth, and all of these guys have exactly that," Tayshia gushed to Us. "It was, like, perfect."
However, Tayshia reportedly told her suitors she wouldn't be ready for a marriage proposal byThe Bachelorette finale.
"I told them, 'I don't think I'm gonna get engaged at the end of this, I think I might just leave with a boyfriend or whatever,' and they [understood] and said, 'We're not gonna pressure you to do anything,'" Tayshia recalled.
"You do what your heart wants, so I didn't ever really feel that pressure of, 'Oh my God, I need to find a husband right now.' So I just kind of lived my journey how I wanted to."