Sporty spice alert! Former college basketball player Michelle Young joins the competition for Matt James’ heart during the Monday, January 25, episode of the ABC series.
The 29-year-old former football player kicked off his journey with more than 30 women during the January 4 premiere. After a handful of rose ceremonies — and one self-elimination — Matt meets five additional contestants: Michelle, Brittany Galvin, Catalina Morales, Kim Li and Ryan Claytor.
“It’s just such a great group of women, like, women that you would never think would be single,” Matt gushed exclusively to Us Weekly about his cast ahead of the premiere. “That’s why I was so skeptical coming in, because it’s, like, you don’t think the type of women exists that I was interacting with and that were part of this experience. So it made my life and decision-making that much more difficult because you’re having to send home an incredible amount at times because there’s so many of them.”
“People for some reason think I don’t like Black women. The last women…