I know what you must be thinking: There’s a Bachelorette contestant named Matt? Yes, it’s true, and somehow he’s cracked his way into the top six despite fans not really getting to know him at all. Still, I think it’s OK to guess at that this point that Matt probably doesn’t win The Bachelorette considering that fans pretty much know nothing about him and the show is almost to hometown dates. And, what Matt has been doing after The Bachelorette may hint further at his relationship status post show. Or, it will at least give a little insight into who he even is. All fans know about him right now is that on the first night he showed up in a penguin suit. I think that may be one of the last times he spoke. I honestly couldn’t even tell you what his voice sounds like.
According to his Bachelorette Bio, Matt is a 32-year-old construction sales rep. He says if he could be anyone else for the day, he would be Matt Lauer. Very interesting choice, but OK. He’s been a basketball coach for 10 years and also works with inner city kids in his free time. He doesn’t online date and wishes he had telepathy because “it would make dating so much easier.” It would make me more self-conscious, but you do you. To be honest, Matt sounds like a completely normal dude. I bet he will find a woman to settle down with sooner rather than later, if this whole Rachel thing doesn't work out. But until then, let’s check out what he’s been doing since the show ended.
Drinking German Beer
In Berlin no less.
Throwing It Back For Mother’s Day
This #tbt is too sweet.
Hanging Out With His Sister
“I'm lucky to have my number 1 fan,” he wrote alongside a photo of his sister Erica. Family is clearly important to Matt.
Watching The Bachelorette
“As I watch this experience come to life I do have to say how thankful and appreciative I am for this opportunity to be amongst all these great guys competing for a wonderful woman,” he wrote on Instagram. Matt is so #blessed.
Eating Penguin Cupcakes
He's truly obsessed with penguins.
Taking Selfies By The Pool
As one often does.
Honoring His Pops
He threw it back for Father’s Day too. Aww.
Celebrating His Friend’s Engagement
“Good things come to those who wait is what you've always taught me brother and now I see more than ever that you knew what you were talking about,” he wrote alongside a photo of him and his buddy. No matter what happens between him and Rachel, Matt is a fan of finding love.
It’s also worth noting that there was a gap in his photos from May 29 to June 15. So... we may be seeing Matt in Paradise later this summer if he gets the boot from Rach.