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From Bachelor to baby daddy to boss: The rise and rise of Matty J

First Act - Season 2 Episode 1

There’s a lot you don’t know about Matty J, arguably Australia’s favourite Bachelor. Well before he was handing out roses, hosting radio shows and podcasts or posting comedy videos to more than 330,000 Instagram followers, Matt ‘Matty J’ Johnson was that guy having the time of his life working at your local Maccas. And music festivals. And one “nightmare” job in London that made him question “What am I doing?”

We’ve all been there. But not quite like Matty J. On this episode of First Act, Matty J tells Kochie’s Business Builders editors Cec Busby and Adam Bub what he did before The Bachelor, how he founded his own business Pineapple Productions after, and what he’s learned from fiancée Laura Byrne and their two daughters about creativity and business smarts.

Join us each Tuesday for a brand new episode of First Act. Because every story has a beginning.

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