In June it was announced that James would be the season 25 Bachelor, making him the first Black male lead in franchise history.
Matt was originally cast as a contender on Clare Crawley’s Bachelorette season, but clearly producers saw something in him.
“Congrats to my brother @mattjames919 on being named the Bachelor,” Cameron wrote on Instagram at the time. “This is all a testament of who you are as a person. Now the world gets to see the person you are and the heart you have. You can change the world. Proud of you and so excited for you. Not excited that somebody will be taking my spot as your snuggle buddy. P.S. Peep the drool.”
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