Can you believe it’s taken 18 years for The Bachelor to cast a black man as lead?

His name is Matt James, he’s 28 years old, he’s an entrepreneur and very charitable!

Matt is the founder of an organisation called ABC Food Tours which helps children from less wealthy communities in NYC. Also he’s insanely good looking.

Here’s a bunch of photos from his instagram for your viewing pleasure.


He’ll be the lead of The Bachelor US in season 25 which premieres 2021.

There has been 1 black female as the Bachelorette and Matt will be the first black male, which when you consider there has been 20 seasons of the Bachelor and 16 seasons of the bachelorette- it’s a little skewed.

But hey they finally got it right!