Pretty much anyone who watched Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette had a *major* crush on Tyler Cameron aka Tyler C.
Not only was he easy on the eyes (you know, if you’re into that sort of thing) but he was sweet and super respectful, especially when Hannah said she wanted to wait to have sex with him.
Since the show, he’s been making the rounds dating the rich and famous (hello, Gigi Hadid!) and continuing to be an all-around stand-up guy. He even stood up for Kim Kardashian after Kanye told her to stop dressing “so sexy.”
But you have to wonder, could really be that great IRL?
If his recent interview with PAPER magazine is any indication, then absolutely.
The interview covered a lot of ground, including that swoon-worthy moment when he whole-heartedly supported Hannah’s boundaries. He told PAPER,
“She said that she didn’t want to have sex, and I was like, 100%. But the response to that was so big, which is scary… No is no. So it was just honoring her and being true to that. This should be normal. We should not even bat an eye at it.”
Tyler is, of course, totally right. Respecting people’s sexual boundaries should be the norm, not some crazy act of chivalry. But unfortunately, that’s not the case. Which is why, when someone who’s actually a decent guy comes around, girls pretty much go bananas.
When it comes to being “a decent guy,” Tyler says he relies on his friends to call him out and vice versa. He said,
“Men need to call each other out. That’s what I say my friends are good about: they have no problem calling me out on my shit. They’ll humble me quickly. I think we do need to keep each other accountable and humble each other.”
Um, can you please say that again louder for the people in the back?
Unfortunately, the lack of men speaking up has been one of the biggest issues with the #MeToo movement and our reckoning as a society. Misogynists don’t listen to women, they only listen to other men, which is why we NEED men to call each other out. We need them to, as Tyler says, “step up.”
In order to truly change rape culture, it can’t just be women who speak out. It has to be everyone, especially men. If men know that other men don’t find their behavior acceptable, they might just think twice. Just the fact that Tyler knows this shows he’s already well ahead of the pack.
When Tyler’s not busy being an advocate for women, he’s busy helping underserved communities in NYC with ABC food tours or working with Miles 4 Migrants, which helps reunite immigrant families. He said,
“They deserve every opportunity that we deserve. It was just something that I truly appreciated and I wanted to hop on board with that right away.”
In November, he ran the New York City marathon for the cause and donated 26,200 miles. According to the organization, that’s about enough to reunite a father and child with the rest of their family in the U.S.
So, to answer my initial question: Is Tyler Cameron really all that? Hell yes, he is!
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