The Bachelor has unveiled the bachelorettes who may compete for Joey Graziadei, the star of Season 28.

ABC has announced 32 women who "may" have a chance to meet and date Joey, a 27-year-old tennis pro from Koloa, HI, on The Bachelor's 28th season, which will begin filming soon and premiere in January 2024.

"We are giving you an early look at the women who may be on this season of The Bachelor! Leave a [rose emoji] for who would get your First Impression Rose," The Bachelor wrote on its official Facebook page on Saturday, September 16.

The inclusion of the word "may" suggests a few of the women may not actually appear on Joey's season of The Bachelor, however, given the typical The Bachelor or The Bachelorette season usually only begins with 25 or 30 contestants.

Joey's initial cast of women range in age from 23 to 31 years old. Only four of the ladies are age 30 or older.

ABC revealed names, bios and photos for the women on Facebook, and the photos display a variety of backgrounds indicating the photos were likely just submitted by the women themselves.

The network went about its The Bachelor casting announcement in a similar way to how Zach Shallcross' The Bachelor season had been handled last year.

After an initial cast was announced in late September 2022, Zach's official lineup of bachelorettes was confirmed in early January, a few weeks before the show premiered its 27th season on January 23, 2023.

ABC began its current practice of publicly announcing each The Bachelor and The Bachelorette season's possible cast in 2019 as an apparent attempt to further vet each suitor's background before filming actually commences.

Beginning in 2020 with Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams' season of The Bachelorette, they also began bringing extra potential bachelors to the season's filming location in case anyone tested positive for coronavirus during the quarantine period that must occur before production officially starts.

Joey was announced as The Bachelor star for Season 28 during The Bachelorette's live Season 20 finale, which featured Charity Lawson rejecting Joey in second place and getting engaged to her winner, Dotun Olubeko, in late August.

The Bachelor fans were already introduced to one of Joey's bachelorettes -- Lea Cayanan, a 23-year-old from Los Angeles, CA -- during the finale of Charity's The Bachelorette season.

Joey and Lea introduced themselves to each other in front of a screaming studio audience shortly after Joey was first announced as The Bachelor star.
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The Bachelor host Jesse Palmer gave Lea a special envelope -- containing something that will "help" Lea and also shake up the season, during the finale -- and he asked her not to open it until Night 1 of filming.

"I don't know [what was in the card]. It threw me for a loop," Joey admitted during the August 29 episode of the "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast, which is co-hosted by Bachelor in Paradise spouses Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt.

"I like that they are trying to change things up, I really do. But I was like, 'What are we doing with the card? What does this mean?'"

Joey recalled how Leah was "amazing" and "funny," especially when she joked to him on After the Final Rose, "These girls are going to hate me when I walk into this house."

According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Joey's bachelorettes started arriving in Los Angeles on September 15 and The Bachelor season will begin filming with Night 1's cocktail party on September 19.

Carbone also reported there is a pair of sisters on Joey's upcoming The Bachelor season: Allison Hollinger, a 26-year-old from Philadelphia, PA, and Lauren Hollinger, a 28-year-old from Philadelphia, PA.

Joey said on the "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast that's he's looking for a woman who is adventurous.

"I want someone that's going to love every day and try to make the most of it," Joey shared.

Joey, who claimed he doesn't really have a type, added how he wants a funny woman who can "command a room," make others feel comfortable, and not take things too seriously.

According to ABC, Joey also wants a partner who is outgoing and caring.

"He loves hiking, surfing and ending his days watching the sunset but knows he has much more love to give, and the only thing missing is someone with whom to share his life," ABC says of The Bachelor star.

Below is a listing of the 32 women who may be competing on Joey's season of The Bachelor  -- however click on the BEGIN GALLERY link below to also see photos of all the bachelorettes!

- Allison Hollinger, a 26-year-old from Philadelphia, PA

- Autumn Waggoner, a 26-year-old from St. Louis, MO

- Chandler Dewgard, a 25-year-old from New York, NY

- Chrissa Perez, a 26-year-old from Abbotsford, BC

- Daisy Kent, a 24-year-old from San Diego, CA

- Edwina Dorbor, a 25-year-old from Atlanta, GA

- Erika Cardenas, a 25-year-old from North Bergen, NJ

- Evalin Clark, a 28-year-old from San Antonio, TX

- Jenn Tran, a 25-year-old from Miami, FL

- Jessica Edwards, a 24-year-old from San Diego, CA

- Katelyn DeBacker, a 25-year-old from Santa Fe, NM

- Kayla Rodgers, a 27-year-old from Hamilton, OH

- Kelsey Anderson, a 25-year-old from New Orleans, LA

- Kelsey Toussant, a 31-year-old from Los Angeles, CA

- Kyra Brusch, a 25-year-old from Miami, FL

- Lanie Latsios, a 27-year-old from Philadelphia, PA

- Lauren Hollinger, a 28-year-old from Philadelphia, PA

- Lea Cayanan, a 23-year-old from Los Angeles, CA

- Lexi Young, a 30-year-old from Atlanta, GA

- Madina Alam, a 30-year-old from Charlotte, NC

- Maria Georgas, a 28-year-old from Kleinburg, ON

- Marlena Haddad, a 26-year-old from West Palm Beach, FL

- Natalie Crepeau, a 25-year-old from Sudbury, ON

- Rachel Nance, a 26-year-old from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

- Samantha Hale, a 30-year-old from Nashville, TN

- Samantha Washington, a 25-year-old from Miami, FL

- Sandra Rabadi, a 26-year-old from Nashville, TN

- Starr Skyler, a 25-year-old from Delray Beach, FL

- Sydney Gordon, a 28-year-old from Newport, RI

- Talyah Jackson, a 23-year-old from Huntington Beach, CA

- Taylor Wiens, a 23-year-old from Chicago, IL

- Zoe Antona, a 23-year-old from Roswell, GA


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.