First up was Bri Springs, the communications manager from San Francisco. [1][4] James obtained his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Wake Forest University in 2015 where he was also a wide receiver for Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team from 2011 to 2014. Matt James is The Bachelor's first Black lead in 18 years, as the show strives to address its diversity shortcomings for season 25. He went on to play professional football, before moving to New York City, where he now resides. James was originally cast to be a contestant for season 16 of The Bachelorette, starring Clare Crawley, but after filming was delayed due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, he was instead selected to be the next Bachelor for season 25 of The Bachelor. The future Mrs. James, take notes! [14], "ABC's first Black 'Bachelor' is a Raleigh native and ex-Wake Forest football player", "Former Wake Forest Wide Receiver Matt James Announced As Next 'Bachelor, "Who Is Matt James: 5 Things to Know About the First Black 'Bachelor, "3 players in tryouts at New Orleans Saints minicamp", "Did you know? Literally do not scroll one micrometer farther. 2021 has brought us a new year, a new outlook and, of course, a new season of The Bachelor. He shared who makes the final four and what he's heard since filming ended. Matt James shared his thoughts on her in a new interview. Famous blogger Reality Steve already knows who Matt James is getting engaged to during the grand finale of The Bachelor season 25. Matt James' Bachelor season has ARRIVED, and with it a bunch of juicy spoilers about exactly what goes down. Matt James’ journey on The Bachelor has already been a wild ride. Matt James (born December 5, 1991)[1] is an American television personality who is the first black Bachelor lead for The Bachelor in season 25. 730.2k Followers, 317 Following, 172 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Matt James (@mattjames919) James and Tyler Cameron played football at Wake Forest University together. They are also best friends and roommates in New York City. Matt James and Tyler C. founded ABC Food Tours — a non-profit "to create experiences for New York students facing food insecurity and adversity at home." Matt James is just a couple of weeks in to his season of The Bachelor, and he recently revealed that he’s “frustrated” by some fans.. He's Close to His Family Matt James’ season 25 of The Bachelor filmed at Nemacolin Resort in Pennsylvania — and the resort CEO is dishing behind-the-scenes scoop. Seriously, right now. The current Bachelor may not be the most skilled at keeping secrets. His love of food and passion for giving back led to his creation of an organization that is designed to find creative ways to engage kids from underserved communities in New York City, encouraging physical and mental wellness, while also giving them opportunities for new experiences throughout the city. Matt James's season of 'The Bachelor' officially began on Monday night (January 4). He has strong family values, a great career, and over the past few months, he has used his growing platform for good. Jimmy once again turned to his wife Molly after the first episode of Matt James's season of The Bachelor aired. Reality Steve revealed his spoiler for Matt James' Bachelor season, including the finale. Matt James is a newbie to The Bachelo r world and the first lead for the franchise who didn’t previously appear as a contestant over a decade. He is the total package. [12] James was originally cast to be a contestant for season 16 of The Bachelorette, starring Clare Crawley, but after filming was delayed due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, he was instead selected to be the next Bachelor for season 25 of The Bachelor. Season 25 of The Bachelor with Matt James premiered on Monday, January 4. What is Matt James’ job? Before Matt was the Bachelor, he worked for CBRE Group, INC, a commercial real estate company in New York City. They are also best friends and roommates in New York City. [10][5][6], James and Tyler Cameron played football at Wake Forest University together. If you don't want to know who Matt James picks on this season of The Bachelor, stop reading now. He is the first … Major spoilers for The Bachelor Season 25 ahead. The newest ‘Bachelor’ villain is Victoria, a self-proclaimed queen who is causing drama among the contestants. The season premiere episode was nothing to write home about. Like the previous seasons, the first night at the Bachelor mansion, in this case, the gorgeous Nemacolin Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania, was spent with the girls hobnobbing with each other and more importantly with Matt. Growing up, James was raised by his mother. Season 25 of "The Bachelor" is scheduled to premiere in 2021. Bachelor ‘Queen’ Victoria Larson: 5 Things to Know Every year, Bachelor Nation can always count on Reality Steve for breaking news and spilling the tea on everything that has to do with Bachelor or Bachelorette. Welcome to Bachelor Nation, Matt James! He has strong family values, a great career, and over the past few months, he has used his growing platform for good. [5][6] He had mini-camp tryouts with the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints of the National Football League in May and June 2015, but was not signed by either team. While much of Bachelor Nation has fallen in love with him already, many will meet the 28-year-old real estate broker, entrepreneur and community organization founder on his journey to find love for the first time. Matt James ’ contestants may be smitten with the season 25 Bachelor, but Bachelor Nation has some questions about the lead’s kissing skills. James is also the founder of ABC Food Tours, a non-profit organization that educates children in underserved communities about food and exercise in New York City. Bachelor Matt James Has an Impressive Career Matt Has No Siblings — But He Has One Great BFF The ABC Food Tours founder doesn’t have any brothers or sisters by blood, but he has one by choice. [11] Cameron's mother nominated James to be a contestant on The Bachelorette before she died. The upcoming 25th season of The Bachelor stars 28-year-old real estate broker Matt James, marking the franchise's first Black male lead. After meeting Matt James as a prospective suitor for "The Bachelorette," thousands of fans swooned over the would-be cast member. [2], James was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, the son of Manny and Patty James. [13] He is the first black Bachelor lead in the show's history. 'The show does not understand people of color. The North Carolina native went to Wake Forest University, where he majored in economics and played wide receiver for the football team. According to Reality Steve, five more women are brought on to The Bachelor after viewers meet Matt’s 32 contestants. Who Are 'Bachelor' Matt James' Parents? Matt James, the first black “Bachelor” in franchise history, will begin his journey to find love on Monday, Jan. 4, following “Bachelorette” Tayshia Adams’ on-air engagement to to Zac Clark. The 28-year-old starts his journey to finding love on Monday, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. Jimmy showed Matt photographs of the women as he told him who he thought would be Matt's top three. [3] He graduated from Sanderson High School in 2010 before going to Wake Forest University. He works for CBRE Group, Inc., a commercial real estate company in New York City. This post contains spoilers from Monday's episode of The Bachelor. Monday's episode of The Bachelor picked up mid-rose ceremony, with Sarah having just fainted. Bachelor Biography After meeting Matt James as a prospective suitor for " The Bachelorette," thousands of fans swooned over the would-be cast member. Matt James from The Bachelor paid a visit to NYC-based med-spa Ject for a facial before filming and left with a new skin-care regimen. [7][8][9], Before his moving to New York City, James worked at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The leading man formed strong connections and made tough decisions from the get-go of season 25, and each week got even harder. The Bachelor has just kicked off Matt James's season, and the drama is already on its way. 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