Joseph "Joey" Graziadei is hoping to win Charity Lawson's heart -- and her final rose -- on The Bachelorette's upcoming Season 20 finale.

Joey is a 27-year-old tennis instructor from Koloa, HI. He has referred to himself as "a glorified gym teacher" since he's a tennis professional but not a real tennis pro.


Charity was smitten with Joey pretty early on in The Bachelorette process, and now he's one of her three remaining bachelors on The Bachelorette, which airs its Season 20 finale Monday, August 21 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.

Joey faced Dotun Olubeko and Aaron Bryant during Charity's final days in Fiji.

Charity and Joey have already told each other, "I love you" on the show, but she's also admittedly "in love" with Dotun as well.

And when Aaron B. returned looking for a second chance, Charity's feelings for the suitor -- whom she had eliminated in fourth place, after hometown dates -- came rushing back.

So who is going to go all the way? Charity has said her love for Joey was "eternal," and when they had to say goodbye to each other after Fantasy Suites, Charity cried because she didn't want to part ways.

"Joey is just someone who is extremely sincere and just patient and really loving. He has a compassionate heart," Charity told The Hollywood Reporter.

She added, "How did I navigate getting to the end? You just have this gut feeling of knowing when something is right and what feels best, and you can't really shake it."

Until viewers find out how The Bachelorette ends, let's get to know Joey better right now.

Below is a list of 10 facts Reality TV World has compiled about The Bachelorette Season 20 contestant Joey Graziadei.

Joey's life is "truly paradise," according to ABC

After graduating from school, Joey quickly realized the corporate world wasn't for him.

The bachelor therefore moved to Hawaii to pursue his passion of teaching his favorite sport, tennis.

Joey spends his days with his students on the court, and then at night, he goes to the beach and watches the sunset with friends. However, Joey wishes he had a woman to share that with.

The Bachelorette bachelor is looking for an adventurous partner, just like himself

Joey is hoping to find a woman who is outgoing, friendly and loyal.

He is always up for an adventure, and so his future wife must be pretty spontaneous and up to the challenge -- certainly not a homebody.

The bachelor, who has a giant palm tree tattoo on his forearm as well as other ink on his body, also enjoys golfing and spending time with family and friends.


Joey was cast on The Bachelorette via social media

"One of the producers DM'd me," Joey said on the July 6 episode of the "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast.

"I didn't really have any connection with the show. I knew of it. My mom is a little bit of a Super Fan and watched it when we were younger. I know my younger sister watched it with her too."

Joey revealed he "didn't watch the show that much" and "didn't know much about it."

"A producer sent me a DM and asked if I had ever thought of applying," Joey said. "I 100% thought it was fake, turns out it wasn't!"

Family apparently means the world to Joey

When Joey was in kindergarten, his dad bravely came out as gay.

"I think [family] defined me. I think it's a big part of who I am... I grew up in a household where my parents were divorced. I think a lot of times, that can be viewed as being in a broken home, but I felt love from both of them," Joey shared on The Bachelorette.

He continued, "I think it's also important to share, like, why they ended up breaking up. So my parents broke up actually because my dad came out."

But Joey shared how his parents maintained a strong connection after their split and they still have love for each other to this day.

"They were such great parents to us, and all that was based on was love," Joey noted.

"It taught me how important love is, and my dad is now someone that I talk to about everything. He's my favorite person to speak to when I'm in a tough time, and it's made me, now, a more loving and accepting person."

Joey said on the "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast that he doesn't see Hawaii being his forever home since all of his family is on the East Coast.

Joey earned his Bachelor's Degree from a college in Pennsylvania

Joe attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania from 2013-2017.

He graduated with a major in Communication and Media Studies.

While in school, Joey was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha and PRSSA, the Public Relations Student Society of America.

Joey actually served as the President and Recruitment Chairman of Pi Kappa Alpha, and he was the founding member of the Mu Lambda Chapter.


Joey was naturally a tennis player in college

Joey was a member of West Chester University's Division II Men's Tennis team.

Before attending college, he also played Varsity Tennis in high school at Spring-Ford High School in Royersford, PA, where he served as the "Pep Club President."

The Bachelorette suitor's perfect date would involve adventure

Joey's perfect date with a woman would be taking on an adventure during the day -- such as hiking or some other activity -- followed by watching the sunset on a beach, according to

Joey would love to stay by the water post-sunset to watch the stars, and then they'd enjoy sushi for dinner to cap it all off.

Charity had an "extremely scary" moment filming Joey's hometown date

"For the most part, hometowns do go pretty smoothly. But, you know, it's not truly a hometown episode without some families asking hard-hitting questions," Charity said during the July 27 episode of the "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast.

Charity went on to reveal how her conversation with Uncle Joe was the heart-stopping incident she was teasing.

"Uncle Joe questions me, 'Do [you] feel like you're getting the whole Joey?' [He asked] if I was seeing the whole Joey," Charity recalled.

"And for me, that was extremely scary to hear or to have that brought up to me."

Charity said she truly thought she was "getting the whole Joey" every time they hung out together.

"And so, yeah, that definitely left me feeling a little uneasy, I'm not going to lie," The Bachelorette star shared.

"And so that could potentially be a problem for us, later down the road... And I'm sure it left [Joey] feeling a certain type of way. He probably was like, 'That's not a question that should be brought up.'"

But The Bachelorette star insisted she was "not mad" at Uncle Joe for his candidness.

"Obviously I appreciate the challenging questions because it allows me -- not that I'm in La-La Land -- but it kind of allows me to shift gears a little bit and be like, 'Alright, let's be a realist as much as possible here,'" Charity acknowledged.

Charity says her relationship with Joey was apart from the rest

Charity gushed about how Joey is "special" during her appearance on the "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast.

"Me and Joey's connection continuously grows at a very consistent and good rate. It's not too quickly," Charity shared with the podcast's co-hosts, Bachelor in Paradise spouses Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt.

"It's not like we're trailing behind. And I feel like, for me and him, obviously [our date in New Orleans] was another turning point in our relationship."

Charity recalled how she and Joey had "a very important conversation" surrounding interracial dating and potentially meeting his family.

"I think me not realizing maybe ahead of time, as open as Joey was, I think, for me, that was something that really continued to captivate me," Charity said.

"And so, yeah, Joey is someone who is just super special. He has a pure heart."

Charity added how Joey had a "calming presence" that she really appreciated about him.

"That's really what I need as a lead of the show, but also in real life," Charity noted. "He's just a rock!"

Joey finds Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively inspiring

The 5'11" bachelor's guilty pleasure is Chipotle, and his last meal on earth would be a platter of fresh sushi, according to

The song "Thunderstruck" always gets Joey pumped up, and his celebrity crush is Dua Lipa.

His favorite men from Bachelor Nation are Dylan Barbour, Jason Tartick and Tyler Cameron, and the couple he aspires to be like are the "obvious and electric" Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.


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About The Author: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.