Cameron, 27, posted an Instagram Story video of his friend filming his Good Morning America announcement, writing, “Let’s go!”
The Florida native went on to caption a sleeping shot with James, 28, via Instagram: “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. P.S. Peep the drool.”
The real estate broker called the role “an honor” on GMA, gushing, “I’m just going to lean into myself and how my mom raised me, and hopefully when people invite me into their homes on Monday nights, they’re going to see that I’m not much different from them and they see that diverse love stories are beautiful.”
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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 🤤
The ABC Food Tours founder hopes to meet an “honest, caring, compassionate” woman, noting, “Those are qualities found in women all shape, sizes and races and it’s not a black or white thing so I’m hoping that when that limo puts up there is a lot of diversity and I see every type of woman coming out of that limo.”
The Wake Forest University graduate was excited to eventually meet the hairstylist, 39, telling Us Weekly exclusively that same month: “There is a young woman who’s in Sacramento right now that I’m looking forward to meeting once all this stuff settles down. So I’m hoping that I can be patient a little bit longer and ride this thing out and everyone’s safe and then we can get back to our daily lives and moving forward.”
While announcing James’ Bachelor casting on Friday, ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said in a statement: “When filming [Clare’s season] couldn’t move forward as planned, we were given the benefit of time to get to know Matt and all agreed he would make a perfect Bachelor.”
The Bachelorette’s single black female lead, Rachel Lindsay, said on Monday, June 8, that she would “disassociate” from the franchise if changes weren’t made. “I am tired of asking for change and my requests have been ineffective,” the attorney, 35, explained on her blog at the time. “These changes have to extend beyond casting a lead of color. The whole franchise needs a diversity makeover.”Listen on Spotify to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants.
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