Celebrity·Posted on Jan 13, 2021Here's Everything I Learned About Matt James After Googling Him For A Few HoursThe reason why he applied for The Bachelor broke my heart.by Ehis OsifoBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink This is Matt James. View this photo on Instagram @mattjames919 / Via instagram.com Lucky dog. In case you missed it, he's the Bachelor this season, which also makes him the series' FIRST BLACK BACHELOR! View this photo on Instagram @bachelorabc / Via instagram.com About. Damn. Time. Now, we've ALL been googling this man into oblivion...no, just me? Welp, OK. REGARDLESS, here are all the fun tidbits I learned about Matt James during my deep dive: First of all, to answer the question on everyone's mind, Matt James is 6'5"! Icon Sports Wire / Getty Images / Newsweek / Via newsweek.com TALL, DARK, AND HANDSOME! Matt James and Tyler Cameron — you know, from Hannah B.'s shitshow of a season — are BFFs: View this photo on Instagram @mattjames919 / Via instagram.com That's actually how Bach Nation got wind of Matt James! The loyal Tyler C. stans noticed the tall glass of chocolate milk on his IG and immediately followed him as well: View this photo on Instagram @tylercameron3 / Via instagram.com The two met in college and have been BFFs ever since! It was actually Tyler C.'s late mother who encouraged Matt James to apply for The Bach: View this photo on Instagram @tylercameron3 / Via instagram.com Matt James and Tyler C. founded ABC Food Tours — a non-profit "to create experiences for New York students facing food insecurity and adversity at home." View this photo on Instagram @abcfoodtours / Via instagram.com TRULY out here doing the Lord's work. Matt James was raised by his single mother, Patty, and he has a brother named John: View this photo on Instagram @mattjames919 / Via instagram.com His parents divorced when he was younger and, since then, his father has been absent from his life. Matt James attended Wake Forest University, where he played college football (with Tyler C.) and had dreads (without Tyler C.): View this photo on Instagram @mattjames919 / Via instagram.com Suddenly, I am a huge fan of college football... Since then, Matt James has kept up with his active lifestyle, as seen via his abs and muscles: View this photo on Instagram @brakethrough_media / @mattjames / Via instagram.com But actually, he is an avid runner and participates in marathons. Matt James is a huge fan of Lauryn Hill: View this photo on Instagram @mattjames919 / Via instagram.com Nice to know he has good taste in music! Matt James also enjoys skateboarding: View this photo on Instagram @eli__rae / @mattjames919 / Via instagram.com *John Paul Jones voice* Shaka brah! Last, but not least, Matt James is a huge fan of Ithaca hummus: @mattjames919 / Via Instagram: @mattjames919 Save some for the rest of us! Can't wait to learn more about Matt James throughout the rest of his Bachelor season!