SO HANDSOME Matt James Is the New Bachelor!
Ladies, we have a new Bachelor and he is SO VERY HANDSOME! His name is Matt James and the best thing is he is looking for love!
The Bachelor announced James, 28, as its next leading man, making him the franchise’s first-ever black male lead.
On Friday morning, Good Morning America announced James’ new history-making role with a statement from ABC saying they are “privileged to have Matt” as the first black Bachelor.
“We know we have a responsibility to make sure the love stories we’re seeing onscreen are representative of the world we live in, and we are proudly in service to our audience,” the statement read. “This is just the beginning, and we will continue to take action with regard to diversity issues on this franchise. We feel so privileged to have Matt as our first Black Bachelor and we cannot wait to embark on this journey with him.”
James’ new role comes after Bachelor Nation called for more diversity in the franchise — rallying around a new petition that called on ABC and executive producer Mike Fleiss to cast more people of color.