‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Shares First Clip of Grocery Store Joe, and He Hopes to Last at Least One Day
By Rachel McRady
Out of the grocery store and in paradise!
Joe Amabile, aka “Grocery Store Joe,” may not have made it past the premiere of this past season of The Bachelorette, but that doesn’t mean he’s not ready to thrive in Bachelor in Paradise.
In a newly-released clip from ABC, fans of the shy grocer got to see him arrive and – finally! – meet Chris Harrison. “I got a little nervous. I freaked out,” he admitted to the host of his short-lived stint on The Bachelorette. “Twitter blew up.”
The shy Chicago native also opened up about his outlook when entering the reality show spin-off.
“I was [ready to find love], and I am now because honestly -- after the first episode -- I never thought I’d have a girlfriend again because I’m, like, 'This is pretty bad,'” he said of his mute meeting with Becca Kufrin. “No one’s ever talking to me after that.”