Matt James ‘The Bachelor' of 2021- Everything you need to know about his life and challenges
Who is Matt James?
Matt (Some friends refer to him as Matty) James is the Star of the 25th Season of The Bachelor Show.
He is the first Black Bachelor to start in the prestigious decades-long show named “The Bachelor”. The 25th Season of the show premiered on 4th January 2021.
Where was Matt James born?
Matt James was born and raised in the great city of Raleigh in North Carolina.
Who are the parents of Matty James?
Matt James was born to Manny and Patty James. However, he was primarily raised by his beloved mother at his early years. Matt James has not opened his mouth much about his father
Is Matt James Bi-racial?
Yes, James Matt is Bi-racial. His father is black and his mom white. Why know alot of about his mom, Manny, was passed away years ago, but we little about his dad.
What High School did Matt James attend?
Matt James attended Sanderson High School and graduated in 2010. A search on his high school background did not show he was a bully at school.
Matt James attended what University?
Matt James attended the prestigious Wake Forest University. He was a member of the School's football team named Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team.
He also had a few tryouts with the New Orleans Saints and with the Carolina Panthers, even though he was eventually not signed on by any of the teams.
Even though Matt’s dreams of being a professional athlete never quite came true as he had expected, nevertheless, he had a good education to fall back on.
What did Matt James Study in School?
He studied economics and developed a high interest in wealth management. After his football career pursuit failed, he got a job working at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh, and later went into a real estate carrier.
Who is Matt James Best Friend?
Matt James' best friend as of writing these notes about him is Tyler Cameron. Matt James and Cameron both played football together at Wake Forest University. Their friendship is rock-solid and is roommates in New York City before he proceeded to star in the Bachelor show.
Tyler Cameron and James Matt are so close that they are now like family members. As a matter of fact, Tyler's mother even nominated Matt James to be a contestant way back for season 16 of The Bachelorette before she passed on. Brown is also another good friend of Matt James.
Was Matt James nominated for Season 16 of The Bachelorette starred by Claire Crawley?
Yes, Matt James was originally cast for season 16 of The Bachelorette. But because the delay in production and filming caused by the outbreak of the deadliest pandemic (Covid-19) so far in US history, which disrupted most events, Matt James was de-selected from the Bachelorette starred by Claire Crawley, and was instead, announced as the Bachelor of the 25th Season of the “The Bachelor” Show which started January 4, 2021.
Matt James Instagram Account Numbers Before he Starred in The Bachelor
There are many Instagram accounts bearing names such as Matt James Surbiton, Matthew James Corden, Mathew James Lent, and Matthew James Thomas. These accounts are not related to The Bachelor show star Matt James.
The official Instagram account of Matt James is named mattjames919 as at the time he premiered in the Bachelor. When he started the show on January 4, 2021, Matt James had 168 posts, 491k followers and he was following 317 people as you can see below.
You can compare these stats with what he now has, and judge for yourself if the show had influenced his popularity or not.
Where has Matt James worked?
James worked at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before he moved to New York City.
Before he was cast on The Bachelor, Matt James worked for CBRE Group, Inc., a commercial real estate company in New York City.
Amongst a few other calls, James is also the founder of a non-profit organization that educates children in underserved communities about food and exercise in New York City called the ABC Food Tours.
Matt James and ‘The Bachelor' in 2021
Matt James and his best friend, Tyler Cameron was initially slated to cast as contestants for the heart of Clare Crawley, was not starred due to toa delay caused by the Coronavirus.
Unlike previous Bachelors, James was not a fan favorite for the prestigious show. But in an announcement by ABC that shocked millions of followers of the show, the company announced that Claire Crawley will not have the opportunity to “kiss” Matt James in the 25th Season of The Bachelorette, as he was poached out of the line-up for Claire's Bachelorette.
Instead, the company announced that James will be starring as the next Bachelor, as they found in him a perfect personality for the Show. He debuted as the first Black Man to become The Bachelor after more than 40 years.
The show had come under criticism before the announcement in June 2020 that it lacks diversity since no black man has lead The Bachelor for 40 years. The call for diversity was fuelled by the unexpected death of a black man, George Floyd, in the hands of police officers.
How old is Matt James of The Bachelor
Matt James was 28 years old when he featured as The Bachelor in 2021. He was fit, strong, full of smiles, and athletic.
Did Matt James Vote for Donald Trump?
Almost all leads of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are often apolitical.
They are concerned of losing or offending fans, and as such hardly comment or partake on political issues. But not for Matt James.
The young lad thankfully was not afraid to speak up during the protests of George Floyd. James posted a number of Instagram pictures about the nationwide protests and has been very vocal about how Black men are perceived and treated.
Whether he voted for Donald Trump or not in November of the election year is not known. It was believed Donald Trump added fuel to the fire during the protests.
When was The Bachelor filmed?
Season 25 of The Bachelor in which Matt James featured was Filmed in September and ended in late November 2021.
ABC filmed the season at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania.
On the other hand, Crawley's season was filmed during the summer of 2021 in a beach resort in California. Claire Crawleys Bachelorette was “short-lived” and now recognized ad Adam's season after Crawley surprisingly fell hard and fast for one of her contestants.
She somehow disappointed many fans who expected her to have also given other men a fair opportunity, rather than literally jumping into the hands of Dale, the guy she finally ended up with.
Her replacement, Taysha, however, did a fantastic job with literally hundreds of hot kisses and romantic scenes. Millions of fans expected Matt James to bring “shine' again to the hearts of millions of ABC television watchers.
Who won Matt James' heart in The Bachelor?
Only a few know. But the lady Matt finally chose was expected to be a quiet, loving, and caring woman like Manny, Matt James' beloved mother who served her community selflessly and lovingly.
See the 33 gorgeous ladies who fought for his heart. But he decided to go with his sweetheart.