Bachelor Nation can’t wait to experience Matt James’ journey to finding love on ‘The Bachelor’ Season 25!
‘The Bachelor’ made headlines after casting newcomer Matt James as the first Black bachelor in the history of the show. James was originally a contestant on Clare Crawley’s season of ‘The Bachelorette’, but ABC changed their stance and cast him as the lead instead.
- All about the 32 women vying for Matt James’ heart
- Will there be any getaways on ‘The Bachelor’ Season 25?
- Are there any red flags Bachelor Nation should be aware of?
Unlike previous seasons of the ABC reality shows, Matt James wasn’t picked from the existing pool of suitors. Previous lead contestants Peter Weber and Colton Underwood had both been selected after fans loved them on ‘The Bachelorette’. Viewers don’t know much about Matt, which is both exciting and nerve-wracking for the show’s audience!
The official trailers suggest that plenty of drama is in store for Bachelor Nation fans, and it has already begun! Before we get to the end of Matt’s journey, let’s take a look at the women competing for his heart.
All about the 32 women vying for Matt James’ heart
This season, like several that came before, features 32 incredible young women who are fighting for their chance at love. The group of women includes a professional ballerina, a broadcast journalist, a corporate attorney, and a “queen”, among others.
Heather Martin from Colton Underwood’s season of ‘The Bachelor’ is unexpectedly returning as a potential suitor for Matt. It’s a surprising comeback for Martin, who quit Underwood’s season since she wasn’t ready for him to meet her family. There’s definitely some drama being anticipated around the possibility of their relationship.
Abigail Heringer on Matt James’ season is on the receiving end of media buzz after he gave her the “first impression rose”. She’s the first-ever hearing-impaired contestant on the series and is obviously making quite the impression on the bachelor. Kit Kennan, a New York City socialite, is the youngest woman on the show at just 21-years-old.
Alana is a photographer from Toronto, Bri is a communications manager, Kimberly is an airline recruiter, and Magi is a pharmacist. Victoria is a “queen“, even though royalty has nothing to do with her lineage. Women from diverse backgrounds are really making an appearance on the season, and fans are enjoying the conversations that have unravelled so far. ‘The Bachelor’ Season 25 is off to a great start!
Will there be any getaways on ‘The Bachelor’ Season 25?
Like Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams’ season, ‘The Bachelor’ will be a quarantined season without any exotic getaways. The show was filmed at Pennsylvania’s luxurious Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, which looks a lot fancier than ‘The Bachelorette’s’ La Quinta.
Dates, hometowns, and fantasy suites (and hopefully an engagement) will all take place against the backdrop of the magical Nemacolin. Official footage from the show has teased date events such as horseback riding, hot tub, and skateboarding experiences!
Unlike previous seasons which sees contestants exploring new countries and touring different cities on dates, ‘The Bachelor’ was filmed on the 200-acre resort for safety reasons. Matt James and the cats and crew quarantined prior to setting base at the Nemacolin Resort, as did guests who made special appearances.
Are there any red flags Bachelor Nation should be aware of?
Since Matt James is a newcomer to the dramatic reality series, viewers know very little of him. His previous relationships, virtues and vices haven’t received public attention yet. If there’s any red flag which is seemingly obvious to fans so far, it’s the fact that he has never been in love.
If Matt has never been in love and in a serious relationship, could he be ready for marriage? Bachelor Nation has questions they’re hoping will be answered through the course of the season.
James is a 29-year-old associate broker from New York City, and the best friend of Bachelor Nation sweetheart Tyler Cameron. He has a full-time job at a real-estate firm in Manhattan and also co-founded ABC Food Tours with Cameron. At his nonprofit venture with his best friend, James works towards providing underprivileged children with an experience of the world through food and fitness.
Are you excited to watch ‘The Bachelor’ Season 25 starring Matt James, the first Black bachelor ever? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!