The New ‘Bachelor’ for Season 28 Is…

*Warning: Spoilers from The Bachelorette Season 20 finale ahead*

Guess what, ladies? ABC has already chosen their leading man for season 28 of The Bachelor, which is set to premiere next year. 

Meet Joey Graziadei, who is going to be our new Bachelor! The announcement was made during The Bachelorette season 20 finale that aired this past Monday on ABC. The 28-year-old tennis athlete tried to win over Charity Lawson’s heart, but the final rose ultimately went to Dotun Olubeko after she said “yes” to his proposal. 

Joey Graziadei The New Bachelor CAT
Christopher Willard/ABC via Getty Images

Shortly after Graziadei was named as the Bachelor, a new teaser video for the upcoming season was posted on The Bachelor’s official Instagram page. The short clip features various clips of the Pennsylvania native on the show.  

And his voice can be heard in the background, saying, “I’m definitely the hopeless romantic. I want to be married. I want to have a love that lasts a lifetime. So I’m really ready to go on this journey.”

During The Bachelorette season 20 finale, Graziadei shared that he’s ready to begin this new chapter. “It’s definitely surreal. It’s sinking in very slowly, but I’m trying my best to enjoy it, but it’s crazy,” he told host Jesse Palmer. “Crazy stuff, but excited.”

As for what he’s looking for in a partner? On the show, he revealed that he’s looking for someone who is outgoing, caring and loves the great outdoors. “Someone that’s just themselves that I can truthfully be a partner with,” Graziadei explained. “I want someone that challenges me, I [also] want someone I can challenge. I just want someone to do life with.”

We. Can’t. Wait.

Want all the latest entertainment news sent right to your inbox? Click here.

karelle mckay headshot e1678464959710

Assistant Editor, News And Entertainment

Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...