Matt James – A fresh segment for the upcoming new season of The Bachelor is on the way. But why does it ring more bells at the moment?
The very first Black lead on The Bachelor, Matt James, 28, made headlines. The show will be aired on June 12. But his cheeky best friend, Bachelorette alum Tyler Cameron, Matt also made his admirers to go wild for filming his very first Bachelor-related television interview sans pants!
In an interview in Good Morning America viewers saw Matt oozing and well-prepared on his virtual interview wearing suave blazer and dress shirt. Little did he know that Tyler filmed himsitting in front of a ring light in his boxer shorts. Well, this stirred up more anticipation from the viewers.
Without the leaked clip of Matt being pantless during the virtual interview, there was no indication that there is something sneaky going behind the camera though. In the virtual interview, Matt instead addressed serious questions, like if he thought there’ll be “lasting change” within The Bachelor after his casting. “Well, I think it is a step in the right direction. When Rachel [Lindsay] speaks, we listen. She has a very important voice,” Matt answered, after Rachel called out the franchise for being “white-washed” a week prior.
It’s no surprise that Tyler was on hand to record this milestone moment for Matt, since they truly put the “best” in friends. Just take a peep at their Instagram pages, which are filled with snapshots of one another. The most recent BFF photo was on Tyler’s page, under which he congratulated Matt for his lead role: “Congrats to my brother @mattjames919 on being named the Bachelor. 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 [crying emoji] .PS peep the drool [drool emoji].”
Congrats to my brother @mattjames919 on being named the Bachelor. 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 😢 . PS peep the drool 🤤
A post shared by Tyler Cameron (@tylerjcameron3) on Jun 12, 2020 at 9:05am PDT
Matt and Tyler actually go way back — they started as football teammates on Wake Forest University’s team, and are now roommates in New York City. Matt and Tyler even protested together for the Black Lives Matter movement, which Matt shared a photo of on June 7. Matt held a sign that echoed George Floyd’s dying words, “I Can’t Breathe,” while Tyler’s sign read, “Enough is Enough…Black Lives Matter.”
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