ICYMI, Tyler made a name for himself after appearing on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette with his (obvious) good looks and charm, and while Hannah B. didn’t end up picking the construction worker/model, the duo made headlines by reconnecting After the Final Rose special when Tyler was — now infamously in Bachelor Nation’s eyes — seen leaving her apartment early one morning.
“We’re friends,” Tyler said when Ryan asked him about the pics. “We’ll just leave it at that.”
Does Tyler have regrets not being the next Bachelor?
“No,” he admitted. “My heart just wasn’t in it; I had some stuff going on at home and it just wasn’t where my heart was at and it just wasn’t the right time for me.”
Does he believe in marriage?
“Of course. Of course I believe in marriage,” he added. “One thing that really mattered to me was when I was going to propose to Hannah, was I only want to get down one knee for one person. So I was kind of grateful for the part that I didn’t have to get down on knee and be told no, you know? So I can save that for the right person. … I want to have a big family one day have a bunch of rugrats running around; I want to have my own basketball team.”
What’s his ideal girl?
“What I look for in a girl is — one of my favorite sayings ever is — ‘through love serve one another’ [so] someone that’s willing to serve others and take care of the community and the people around us,” he shared. “Someone who is just ready to cut it up and have fun; I like to dance and goof.”
While he’s still on the hunt for his person, he’s spending his newfound time in New York City wisely, running ABC Food Tours, a program he created with his roommate after college to help underprivileged kids explore opportunities they might not get the chance to otherwise.
“In college we had this platform ... and we would work with inner-city kids and they’d come eat with us and tell stories and it would just be fun and when we gradated, we didn’t have that platform anymore … so we wanted to recreate that platform so we started this in NYC in the Lower East Side,” Tyler explained. “… We take these kids on fitness and food excursions. … We just want to spark something in their head, like, what does it take for them to get to do this all the time? And we surround them with people in different career paths so they can talk to someone who has been a director … an accountant … just all kinds of work. … We try to show them what this world and city has to offer them.”
Watch back the full interview above to swoon, er, learn more and head to Tyler’s Instagram account @TylerJCameron3 to learn more about ABC Food Tours and to find out how you can get involved too!