The Bachelor Season 28: Meet the Contestants Competing for Joey Graziadei's Heart

Season 28 of The Bachelor, which features Joey Graziadei as the leading man, will kickstart with 32 dynamic women ready to win Joey Graziadei's heart.

By Kisha Forde Dec 20, 2023 6:00 PMTags
Watch: The Bachelor Season 28: Meet the Contestants

These contestants are ready to accept their rose.

After Joey Graziadei was declared the leading man of season 28 of The Bachelor, the women ready to win his heart have been revealed.

An impressive 32 contestants—the most that will ever arrive at the mansion during the first night—are eager to have a chance to their own happily ever after with the teaching tennis professional.

As for Joey, he's more than happy for another chance at falling in love after being one of the final two competitors vying for Charity Lawson's heart on The Bachelorette.

But now, he's heading into a rosy journey of his own.

"What I'm looking for is something so real that anyone can feel it, they can see it," the 28-year-old said in a teaser released Dec. 7, "and it gets me excited to think about it."

As for what that excitement entails? Joey's potential partners include women from all over the U.S. with a range of expertise, including a radiochemist, pro football cheerleader and cybersecurity consultant.

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And though host Jesse Palmer previously shared that "there will be love" and "there will be laughter" this season, he also admitted that there will be plenty of drama. In fact, Jesse mentions that "what happens in the end is an unprecedented shocking first in Bachelor history."

It's a moment to come that surprises even Joey.

"That was crazy," he says in the teaser, wiping away tears. "I didn't expect that at all. I can't think that's happened before. I don't even know what to say. I know I gave as much as I could."

Joey's epic journey begins when season 28 of The Bachelor airs Monday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Until then, keep reading to learn more about the women competing for the love of a lifetime.

Maria, 29

Occupation: Executive Assistant

Location: Kleinburg, Ontario

Sandra, 26

Occupation: Cybersecurity Consultant

Location: Nashville, Tenn.

Sydney, 28

Occupation: Vintage Store Owner

Location: Newport, R.I.

Samantha, 25

Occupation: Pro Football Cheerleader

Location: Miami, Fla.

Marlena, 26

Occupation: Finance Writer

Location: West Palm Beach, Fla.

Zoe, 24

Occupation: Artist

Location: Atlanta, Ga.

Rachel, 26

Occupation: ICU Nurse

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Allison, 26

Occupation: Realtor

Location: Philadelphia, Penn.

Kayla, 27

Occupation: Guidance Counselor

Location: Hamilton, Ohio

Chandler, 24

Occupation: Graphic Designer

Location: New York, N.Y.

Edwina, 25

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Location: Atlanta, Ga.

Katelyn, 25

Occupation: Radiochemist

Location: Santa Fe, N.M.

Kelsey T., 31

Occupation: Actor

Location: Los Angeles, Calif.

Erika, 25

Occupation: Leasing Agent

Location: North Bergen, N.J.

Evalin, 29

Occupation: Nanny

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Kyra, 26

Occupation: Paralegal

Location: Miami, Fla.

Talyah, 23

Occupation: Esthetician

Location: Huntington Beach, Calif.

Jess, 24

Occupation: Executive Assistant

Location: San Diego, Calif.

Lea, 23

Occupation: Account Manager

Location: Waipahu, Hawaii

Jenn, 25

Occupation: Physician Assistant Student

Location: Miami, Fla.

Lexi, 30

Occupation: Digital Strategist

Location: Atlanta, Ga.

Taylor, 23

Occupation: Recruiter

Location: Chicago, Ill.

Lanie, 27

Occupation: Realtor

Location: Philadelphia, Penn.

Autumn, 26

Occupation: Account Executive

Location: St. Louis, Mo.

Starr, 25

Occupation: Mental Health Counselor

Location: Delray Beach, Fla.

Lauren, 28

Occupation: Registered Nurse

Location: Philadelphia, Penn.

Kelsey A., 25

Occupation: Junior Project Manager

Location: New Orleans, La.

Madina, 31

Occupation: Mental Health Therapist

Location: Charlotte, N.C.

Chrissa, 26

Occupation: Marketing Director

Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia

Sam, 31

Occupation: CPA

Location: Nashville, Tenn.

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