If you listen to the morning show then you know that I was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. In fact, I’ve never actually lived anywhere other than North Carolina. Charlotte is only the second city I’ve lived in. There’s a lot of people from my elementary, middle, and high school days that I expected to make it big but if you would have asked me in middle school if I thought Matt James would be ABC’s The Bachelor one day I would have said no. We both played basketball in middle school and ran in the same crowd so between practices, mutual friends, and lunchroom hangs – I did get to call him a friend. I can’t tell you the last time I’ve actually seen/had a conversation with him but I will say this…he’s always been a good dude! I’m excited for this season. I’ve never been a real Bachelor Nation type of person but it is pretty cool when you can say you went to middle school with the bachelor!
Enjoy these throwbacks, and don’t you dare make fun of my hair *and* makeup: