Charity Lawson’s Bachelorette journey came to a happy end on Aug. 21 — but Bachelor Nation is not slowing down anytime soon. After Gerry Turner’s upcoming debut as The Golden Bachelor and the highly anticipated return to Bachelor in Paradise, there’s a whole new season of The Bachelor to look forward to! So, who’s the new Bachelor — and when does his journey for love begin?
During Charity’s live After the Final Rose special, it was revealed that Joey Graziadei will be handing out roses in 2024. Though Joey was visibly heartbroken when Charity said goodbye to him in Fiji, he said he was able to find closure since then for a very simple reason: “Watching Dotun [Olubeko] and Charity’s connection was enough for me ... It was just nice to be able to see someone so special be with her,” he told host Jesse Palmer.
So, what can fans expect from Joey’s Bachelor season? Here’s everything to know about The Bachelor Season 28.
The Bachelor Season 28 Lead
After much speculation, the new Bachelor was announced during After the Final Rose. Joey “will take a second shot at finding his perfect match” during the upcoming season, per an ABC press release. (Yes, you can likely expect lots of tennis puns to come during Joey’s Bachelor promotional cycle!)
The Bachelor Season 28 Cast
During After the Final Rose, viewers met the first contestant from Joey’s season. Lea lives in Hawaii like Joey, but expressed her frustration with the local dating scene. “I came to Los Angeles and I’m like, OK, it’s gonna get better. It’s gonna get better. It didn’t get better,” she said.
Jesse gave Lea a mysterious envelope meant to be opened upon her arrival at Bachelor Mansion. He said it wasn’t a date card but wouldn’t reveal what it actually was. Hmm...
The potential lineup of Joey’s Bachelor contestants arrived on Sept. 16. Technically, the show wrote on Facebook, these women “may be on this season.” However, you can likely expect to see most of them on The Bachelor in a few months. So, get those names memorized now!
In addition to Lea, they are:
- Allison, a 26-year-old from Philadelphia, PA
- Autumn, a 26-year-old from St. Louis, MO
- Chandler, a 25-year-old from New York, NY
- Chrissa, a 26-year-old from Abbotsford, BC
- Daisy, a 24-year-old from San Diego, CA
- Edwina, a 25-year-old from Atlanta, GA
- Erika, a 25-year-old from North Bergen, NJ
- Evalin, a 28-year-old from San Antonio, TX
- Jenn, a 25-year-old from Miami, FL
- Jessica, a 24-year-old from San Diego, CA
- Katelyn, a 25-year-old from Santa Fe, NM
- Kayla, a 27-year-old from Hamilton, OH
- Kelsey A., a 25-year-old from New Orleans, LA
- Kelsey T. a 31-year-old from Los Angeles, CA
- Kyra, a 25-year-old from Miami, FL
- Lanie, a 27-year-old from Philadelphia, PA
- Lauren, a 28-year-old from Philadelphia, PA
- Lexi, a 30-year-old from Atlanta, GA
- Madina, a 30-year-old from Charlotte, NC
- Maria, a 28-year-old from Kleinburg, ON
- Marlena, a 26-year-old from West Palm Beach, FL
- Natalie, a 25-year-old from Sudbury, ON
- Rachel, a 26-year-old from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
- Samantha H., a 30-year-old from Nashville, TN
- Samantha W., a 25-year-old from Miami, FL
- Sandra, a 26-year-old from Nashville, TN
- Starr, a 25-year-old from Delray Beach, FL
- Sydney, a 28-year-old from Newport, RI
- Talyah, a 23-year-old from Huntington Beach, CA
- Taylor, a 23-year-old from Chicago, IL
- Zoe, a 23-year-old from Roswell, GA
The Bachelor Season 28 Premiere Date
As usual, you can likely count on The Bachelor Season 28 to begin in 2024, shortly after the holidays. For the past 15 seasons, The Bachelor premiere date has fallen on the first Monday of January — with the exception of Zach Shallcross’ season, which began a few weeks later.
This article will be updated as more details about The Bachelor Season 28 becomes available.
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