‘The Bachelor’: Who Is MJ Snyder? Matt James’ Cast Member Is in the Hot Seat

When “Queen” Victoria Larson and Anna Redman were sent home on Matt James’ Bachelor journey, MJ Snyder (real name Meredith J. Snyder) seemed to emerge as the new season villain. The cast member got into it with Jessenia Cruz in week 5. Now, they’re both headed for the next two-on-one date. So, who is MJ from The Bachelor Season 25? Here’s what you need to know about the contestant, from her age to her Instagram.

Who is MJ Snyder from ‘The Bachelor’ 2021 with Matt James?

MJ Snyder from 'The Bachelor' Season 25 cast in 2021
MJ Snyder from ‘The Bachelor’ Season 25 cast | Craig Sjodin via Getty Images

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According to MJ’s Bachelor profile, Matt’s cast member is a 23-year-old hair stylist from Hudson, Ohio. The contestant’s bio also reveals that she loves to be outdoors and on the water, as she grew up on a small island in Lake Erie. Of course, this won’t come as a surprise to fans who have seen MJ’s Instagram (@m.j.snyder). The Bachelor star’s feed is filled with photos by the water. 

Meanwhile, back in December 2020, Chris Harrison teased what to expect from MJ on The Bachelor Season 25. And ultimately, the host hinted that fans would “love” the new contestant.

“She is your hypewoman, she is ready to go. She is 110%, 108% of the time. Just a big personality,” Harrison said of MJ. “[She] always finds a way to make her presence known. Very competitive, extremely comfortable in her own skin, will just put it all out there. You’re gonna love MJ.”

Harison also hinted that MJ has an “unusual phobia” that will be shown on Matt’s Bachelor season. 

MJ Snyder will be on the two-on-one date in ‘The Bachelor’ Season 25 Episode 6

MJ Snyder and Matt James on 'The Bachelor' Season 25 wedding photoshoot group date
MJ Snyder and Matt James on ‘The Bachelor’ Season 25 | Craig Sjodin via Getty Images

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When MJ stepped out of the limo in The Bachelor Season 25 premiere, she captured Matt’s attention with some pizza. The contestant drove up in a pizza delivery car and accidentally locked herself out of the vehicle. Both MJ and Matt had a good laugh about the moment. But regardless, the cast member still managed a successful delivery.

“I know this is cheesy. But, the fastest way to a man’s heart is through their stomach. So, this is my gift to you,” MJ said, handing Matt a pizza box.

Then in a confessional, MJ told producers, “There’s definitely a lot more laughs to come.”

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That said, MJ’s time on The Bachelor Season 25 was filled with more drama than laughs. For the most part, the contestant slid into the background following the premiere. But, she started coming out when Michelle Young, Brittany Galvin, Kim Li, Catalina Morales, and Ryan Claytor arrived in the fourth week. 

MJ was one of the women who expressed her frustrations when the new cast members joined Matt’s season. And as time went on, it was clear there was a divide between the original contestants and the new arrivals. Then in the sixth episode, Jessenia told Matt that MJ was an “antagonist” in the house. Jessenia later revealed MJ was the one who started the “varsity” and “junior varsity” squads.

Now, MJ and Jessenia are headed toward a two-on-one date in The Bachelor Season 25 Episode 6. So stay tuned.

The Bachelor Season 25 with Matt James airs Monday nights on ABC.