As the thrilling season finale of The Bachelorette concluded on Monday, ABC adhered to its tradition by unveiling the next Bachelor star at the culmination of the three-hour-long episode. The highly emotional finale of The Bachelorette season 20, featuring Charity Lawson as the leading lady, left fans on the edge of their seats, but the surprise announcement of the next Bachelor brought a wave of excitement.
In a dramatic twist, the runner-up of the current season was declared the next Bachelor, triggering a mix of emotions among the audience. The intense finale saw Charity Lawson choosing between Joey Graziadei and Dotun Olubeko for her heart, ultimately presenting the final rose to the latter. This decision left many hearts broken, especially for Graziadei’s fans who had hoped for a triumphant ending for their favorite.
However, the silver lining emerged for 28-year-old Joey Graziadei as he was revealed as the star of the upcoming Bachelor season 28. Despite missing out on the final rose from Lawson, Graziadei was chosen to lead the new season of the popular reality dating series. Hailing from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, Graziadei is a tennis player whose genuine and patient nature resonated with fans and viewers.
Charity Lawson, after wrapping up the Men Tell All segment, shared her heartfelt feelings towards Graziadei in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. She described him as an individual with a compassionate heart, exuding sincerity and patience. Meanwhile, Lawson also revealed her deep connection with Dotun Olubeko, the one who received her final rose, emphasizing an undeniable chemistry that seemed destined.
The announcement of Graziadei as the next Bachelor sparked a frenzy among fans, who took to social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram to express their excitement for the upcoming season. One enthusiastic user humorously commented, “Charity not picking Joey so he can date me is exactly what sisterhood is all about.” Another echoed the sentiment, declaring, “I’m standing up in my living room because I want a chance to date Joey.” An online account even humorously claimed that selecting Joey as the next Bachelor marked a rare occasion of the production heeding fans’ desires.
The next Bachelor season is set to offer viewers a fresh perspective as Graziadei takes the center stage to find love in a journey filled with drama, emotions, and unexpected twists. The anticipation for Bachelor season 28 is palpable, as fans eagerly await its debut, which is scheduled for next year.