Tayshia Adams Opens Up About Getting Filler For The First Time
Tayshia Adams won Bachelor Nation's hearts twice. Fans will remember the first meeting with the now 30-year-old Californian in Colton Underwood's season The Bachelor. later we saw her in the middle of a love triangle on the beach in the spin-off Bachelor in Paradise. During her time on television, viewers fell in love with Adams' megawatt smile and bubbly personality - and now she's the rumored lead for this season of The Bachelorette.
In a recent Zoom interview, we sat down with the shining star to talk about what it's like to be in front of the camera to break the stigma of the “reality show” and its recent injectable treatment: lip fillers. Earlier this year, Adams was hired as a brand ambassador for pharmaceutical company Allergan to share her personal experience with their Juvéderm Volbella, a temporary lip filler injection that the star first received in December 2019.
Now, 10 months later, Adams explains that her goal was simply to highlight her preferred physical features. "I've never had a problem with my lips. In fact, I love my lips. I never wanted to change the size or shape, but I thought they could be a little plumper and more hydrated," says Adams. "I've started making a lot of lip masks to do, but they didn't really work. Then I asked my doctor a million questions about fillers and she recommended Juvéderm Volbella, which was a great option for me as it only serves to enhance your natural lips. "
Adams went for a subtle, semi-permanent option (Juvéderm usually lasts about a year) and said her experience has been a mystery - until now. "I got the injection a while ago and nobody has noticed since," she laughs. “I love that it looks so natural and doesn't require any real maintenance or upkeep. Even when I shared my experience with a few friends, they couldn't even tell. For me, it's exactly how I want the answer to be . "
For Adams as a public figure, the decision to speak openly about her injectable procedure was not an easy one. "At first I had problems being open," she says. "It's important that people know I love myself, and I didn't do it because I'm on TV or because I want to adjust or compare myself to others. It was just something I was interested in it's not permanent - and frankly, it's just not that big of a deal. "
I think there is a stigma about having to work on reality television - but I didn't until recently.
Of course, Adams speaks of the outdated stigma surrounding cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery in general that is harder for a reality star to hit. "I think there is a stigma about working on reality TV - but I didn't do it until recently," explains Adams. "This is the first thing I've ever done. But I've just turned 30 and botox is something I'm open to."
Since injectables are just a tiny cog in the wheel of a larger beauty routine, Adams says she stays true to a few specific topical skin care products. "I get hormonal acne during my period, so I did a lot of research to find the products that worked for me," she explains. "As I browsed the internet I kept seeing ads and reading good reviews of this inkey list salicylic acid cleaner, but I thought it was $ 10, there is no way it could actually work." Now it's my favorite thing. That and SkinCeuticals Blemish & Age Prevent Serum made a huge difference in supporting my hormonal acne. "
When it comes to makeup, Adams says she really keeps it simple. “I pretty much only use mascara and concealer every day,” she explains. "Even in front of the camera, I don't really wear much because I don't want the foundation to run down my face. Strangely, I was never really a big highlighter either, but there's this Huda palette that I like to use when I go in front the camera because it's accentuated by cheekbones and Cupid's bow - because I really love the Cupid's bow. "
While we don't know for sure if or when we'll see Adams as The Bachelorette (more to come this Tuesday), she's definitely true to herself - a trait that would actually make her a great leader.
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