Mar 26, 2024 - Dating

New Orleans woman wins "The Bachelor" after a stunning twist

Photo shows Joey proposing Kelsey on "The Bachelor"

Joey Graziadei proposed to Kelsey Anderson during the finale of "The Bachelor." Photo: John Fleenor/Disney

Kelsey Anderson of New Orleans is the winner of "The Bachelor" Season 28 with Joey Graziadei.

Why it matters: "The Bachelor" is one of the longest running and most popular reality shows, and this season highlighted the Crescent City.

Spoiler alert if you keep reading.

The big picture: Joey proposed to Kelsey during last night's episode, and she said yes.

  • The proposal came after Daisy from Minnesota dropped out, tearfully telling Joey, "You are not my person."
  • Daisy's self-elimination at the finale is a first in the series' 22-year history, ABC says.
Photo shows Kelsey, Joey and Daisy smiling with roses.
Kelsey, left, and Daisy were the two finalists on this season of "The Bachelor." Photo: John Fleenor/Disney

Catch up quick: Kelsey, 25, is a junior project manager, ABC says.

  • She grew up on a U.S. military base in Germany and now "enjoys taking the streetcar to new restaurants, walking in the French Market and having a picnic with her friends," her "Bachelor" bio says.
  • Joey is this season's bachelor. He's a 28-year-old tennis pro from Pennsylvania and was on Season 20 of "The Bachelorette."

How it works: The season started with the bachelor and 32 women.

  • Each week, Joey eliminated women and gave roses to the ones he wanted to stay.
Photo shows Kelsey drinking a glass of wine on "The Bachelor."
Kelsey says she likes picnicking in New Orleans. Photo: John Fleenor/Disney

What they did: Kelsey and Daisy met Joey's family on last night's episode.

  • During the proposal, Joey told Kelsey that he loved "seeing New Orleans through your eyes."

What's next: "Well, Joey's coming to NOLA," Kelsey said. Then, they plan to move to New York this summer.

  • They haven't announced a wedding date yet.
  • Joey and Kelsey will be on "Good Morning America" this morning. They'll be joined by Jen Tran, who is the next "Bachelorette."

Here are some photos of Joey and Kelsey from the season.

Photo shows Joey Graziadei proposing to Kelsey Anderson of New Orleans
Joey Graziadei proposed to Kelsey Anderson during the finale in Tulum, Mexico. Photo: John Fleenor/Disney
Photo shows Joey Graziadei proposing to Kelsey Anderson of New Orleans
Joey Graziadei proposed to Kelsey Anderson during the finale. Photo: John Fleenor/Disney
Photo shows Kelsey and Joey kissing in New Orleans City Park
Kelsey and Joey's hometown visit to New Orleans included a visit to City Park. Photo: Courtesy of "The Bachelor"
Photo shows Kelsey and Joey on "The Bachelor"
Joey Graziadei and Kelsey Anderson got engaged during the finale of "The Bachelor." Photo: Disney/John Fleenor
Photo shows Joey giving a rose to Kelsey.
Kelsey got Joey's final rose on this season of "The Bachelor." Photo: John Fleenor/Disney
Photo shows Joey and Kelsey sitting on a stoop and smiling at each other.
Photo: John Fleenor/Disney
Photo shows Kelsey kissing a voodoo doll.
Kelsey says she made a voodoo doll of Joey in her entrance and kissed it so he would feel it. Photo: John Fleenor/Disney
Photo shows Joey and Kelsey on a scooter.
Photo: John Fleenor/Disney
Photo shows Joey and Kelsey of "The Bachelor"
Photo: John Fleenor/Disney
Photo shows Joey and Kelsey from "The Bachelor."
Photo: John Fleenor/Disney
Photo shows Joey and Kelsey wearing helmets and riding a red motor scooter.
Photo: John Fleenor/Disney
Photo shows Kelsey smiling at Joey during a rose ceremony.
Kelsey A. is a 25-year-old junior project manager in New Orleans. Photo: Jan Thijs/Disney
Photo shows Joey and Kelsey in a courtyard.
Joey and Kelsey A. had sparks all season. Photo: John Fleenor/Disney

Go deeper: Everywhere Joey and Kelsey went on their New Orleans date.

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