Matt James

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Hometown:Raleigh, North Carolina
Alma mater: Wake Forest University
Occupation: Real Estate Broker & Non-profit Founder of ABC Food Tours
Age:29

Matt James was originally cast to be a contestant on Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette, but when everything was delayed because of the pandemic, the folks at ABC got to know Matt better and realized he would make an incredible Bachelor.

While you won’t recognize him from past Bach seasons, you may recognize him from Tyler Cameron’s Instagram or the “Quarantine Crew” from TikTok, which included Cameron and Hannah Brown. Matt and Cameron have been friends since college, so luckily for us, Six Degrees of Bachelor Nation has landed him the role of The Bachelor on season 25.