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ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' Season 19 stars Joey Young

This Bachelorette Contestant May End Up Competing Against His Twin

It won't be awkward at all.

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One of the most interesting things about Bachelorette contestant Joey Young? He’s a twin. The most chaotic thing? His twin, Justin, is also hoping to find love with Rachel Recchia or Gabby Windey on Season 19 of The Bachelorette. But it turns out, there’s more to know about Joey than who he shared a womb with.

Amidst the sea of 32 men vying for Rachel and Gabby’s hearts, Joey has the benefit of going into the Bachelorette season with a friend already built in — based on Joey’s Instagram posts, it seems like je and his twin are incredibly close, so here’s hoping they’re not both interested in the same woman. As Gabby and Rachel navigate finding love potentially with the same men, Justin and Joey might end up in the same exact boat.

Joey’s ABC bio gives a mixed picture of what he might be like on the show. Despite Joey describing himself as a goofball in his bio, it seems like the show might be setting him up as a villain — his first “fun” fact is “Nothing makes Joey happier than winning,” which reeks of villain material on a competition show like The Bachelorette. Fans of the twin bit will have to hope this is just a joke and not a hint to a bigger plot line.

Joey Young’s Family & Hometown

If Joey’s Instagram is any indication, he can either be found near the water or in a club at any given time. Growing up in Brookfield, Connecticut, gave him access to both things, with beaches close by in New Jersey, and clubs even closer in New York City, where it seems he is currently living with his twin, Justin.

Joey hasn’t posted much about his family, other than his bestie/twin Justin, but he has posted a couple pics with his mom, Lori, and she regularly comments on his posts. Because both brothers are on the season, fans might get more Young family info soon.

Joey Young’s Job

Although the gimmicky ABC bio lists Joey’s profession as “Twin,” that’s not the full story. Joey doesn’t appear to have a LinkedIn, and hasn’t posted about work on his Instagram, but it seems he has a profile on ZoomInfo.com that lists his profession as assistant account executive at Cadent Medical Group. It also, confusingly, lists his place of work as Irving, Texas, but this could just be an error if, for example, the company is located there but he works remotely.

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Joey Young’s Age

Joey was born on January 2, 1998, making him one of the youngest contestants on the show at just 24 years old. If it isn’t a turn off for Gabby or Rachel that Joey went to prom a mere six years ago, then his youthful energy could work really well on the season.

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Joey Young’s Instagram

Joey’s Instagram is essentially a music festival come to life. He posts tons of twin pics of course, with the two brothers on boats, in clubs, and at concerts. It seems The Bachelorette wasn’t the only time their extroverted personalities got them noticed by the reality TV world, either — in the comment section on an IG post from 2018, the twins were even recruited for Love Island US.

Interestingly, Andrew Spencer, from Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette, and Joey follow each other. Andrew and his crew from Katie’s season occasionally visit New York City, so they may have crossed paths on one of those trips, or maybe they just started a bromance in the DMs — fans will just have to wait and see if it comes up amid all the messiness that is bound to ensue when Joey and Justin both try to find a fiancée on Season 19 of The Bachelorette.