‘The Bachelor’ Is Back! Meet Joey Graziadei’s Season 28 Contestants

32 women with roses on their minds

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Ahead of the season premiere of The Bachelor, we're doing a deep dive into the new bunch of ladies headed to the mansion—at 32 women strong, it's the largest group to head into the house on the first night, ever. It's all for bachelor Joey Graziadei, the 28-year-old tennis teacher from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, who has been waiting in the wings—and in hopeful romantics' hearts—since he was runner-up in the 20th season of The Bachlorette.

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A new Instagram post shows the contestants shimmying, toying with roses (natch) and using tennis rackets as air guitar props (let's hope Graziadei thinks this is cute) while promoting the new season of the show debuting Monday, January 22 at 8/7c. Among the contestants are an actor, a pro football cheerleader, a vintage store owner and, in the potential for a lifetime's worth of awkward holiday family gatherings, a pair of sisters.

In a related post, America's new bachelor sums it all up: "I'm just a normal guy, looking to find my person," he says winningly, as a throng of ladies cheers his name. We're calling it, before the match even starts: Joey G., you're a winner.

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