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Matt James and Tyler Cameron posing together.

Tyler Cameron Reveals The Advice He Gave New ‘Bachelor’ Matt James

Tyler Cameron/Instagram
By Jordan White

Not long ago Tyler Cameron was expected to become the new “Bachelor.”

However, the 27-year-old turned down the role which eventually went to his BFF, Matt James, 28, (who was originally supposed to compete on Clare Crawley’s season of “The Bachelorette”).

And while some might see a missed opportunity, Cameron is happy with his decision.

“Being the Bachelor and being the lead is a huge responsibility,” the model said on the HappE! Hour Instagram Live series. “Better him than me, for sure.”

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Tyler Cameron Thinks Matt James Will Be A 'Better' Bachelor Than Him

Tyler Cameron and Matt James eating food together.
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According to Cameron, James is better at having “those tough conversations,” while he’d struggle “telling a girl that she’s not The One.”

But the Florida-native, who originally competed on Hannah Brown’s season of “The Bachelorette," made sure to give the 28-year-old some advice.

"I told him to just to be himself. 'Cause that's what everyone loves. They all love Matt for who he is,” Cameron recalled.

“Hopefully I can bring him some food, man,” he added. “I don’t know where he’s going to be traveling, but hopefully I can go bring him some good home-cooking."

The Two Are Business Partners

Matt James and Tyler Cameron smiling at a marathon.
Matt James/Instagram

Cameron and James have been friends and business partners for years.

They both work for ABC Food Tours, an organization James started that provides culinary experiences to underserved elementary school students.

When James was announced as the first black Bachelor, Cameron made sure to publicly congratulate him on Instagram with the caption:

“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 🤤"

They Also Live Together In New York City

Matt James giving Tyler Cameron a bear hug while in their apartment.
Tyler Cameron/Instagram

The two are also roommates. In February, Cameron shared photos of their New York apartment with the caption:

“We have finally made ourselves a home together thanks to our friends over at @raymourflanigan! (#MYLER is forever) This whole set was customizable to the tee. We have come a long way from living on the bean bag. Check out the new digs and tell me what y’all think of how I did with my interior design for my first grown-up apartment! #raymourflanigan_partner.”

Matt James Revealed What It's Like Living In NYC

Matt James wearing workout gear while sitting on his car.
Matt James/Instagram

James is a research analyst at a real estate company called CBRE. Last year, he opened up on his experience moving to New York City.

"You have no choice but to be inclusive. The thing about NYC, regardless of your culture, religion, gender, etc. if you’re competent and work hard then you will succeed!" he said during an interview with DeacLink.

"You aren’t discriminated against (like some parts of the country) as NYC is a melting pot like no other city."

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