Joey Graziadei on His Newfound Fame and Biggest Turn-Off

Joey Graziadei, the star of The Bachelor Season 28, has opened up about his experiences with fame and his biggest turn-off.

Getting Recognized in Public

Graziadei admitted that he still finds it strange when people recognize him in public. “I think one thing that’s never going to get normal is people that just walk up to you and say your name and already know you, and I have no idea who they are,” he said. “So that, I guess, could be a surprise in some way. I don’t know how anyone gets used to that whatsoever, but being known in any way is a little weird.”

Transitioning from The Bachelorette to The Bachelor

Graziadei also talked about the transition from being a contestant on Charity Lawson’s season of The Bachelorette to leading his own season of The Bachelor. “It feels very weird, but it’s been really fun so far,” he said. “These are an amazing group of women and I’m just really excited to get to know each and every one of them.”

Biggest Turn-Off

In an interview, Graziadei was asked about his biggest turn-off. He didn’t share a relationship turn-off, but instead spoke about his role as The Bachelor, where he has to choose who to keep around and who to send home each week. He said that he doesn’t like it when “people get so lost in everything that’s going on, and they get so into the performance and the crowd that they don’t even focus on at all me and trying to create a connection with me.”

He continued, “So my turn-off in this type of setting is when someone is too lost in all the chaos of it and can’t actually realize what the whole purpose is, which is to still be further in connection and having me get to know them better.”