Meet the First Contestant of The Golden Bachelorette – Charles Chapple

We officially have the pictures of the first contestant of The Golden Bachelorette.

Joan Vassos had her first one on one date at Disneyland with Charles Chapple and the photos are out.

Charles, who goes by the name Chock, is a 60 yrs old owner of Insurance Services Group in Wichita, Kansas.

Here’s a picture of Joan and Chock on their one on one date at Disneyland.

Chock Chapple has kids with his ex wife. He was then engaged to someone who unexpectedly died of brain cancer last year.

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 Joan was a contestant on Season 1 of Gerry Turners The Golden Bachelor.

Joan is a mother of four and a grandmother of two, who was widowed after 32 years of marriage. She works as a school administrator and is from Rockland, Md.

Joan left Gerry Turner‘s season early to care for her daughter who had recently given birth.

And now, she’d be getting her second chance at love.

Joan’s husband died after 32 years of marriage.

Per her ABC bio, she finds solace “in the music of Elton John, spending time with her dog, and cooking. She envisions a “future filled with shared moments by the beach and cherished time with family.”

Joan took to Instagram to post the news of her being the first lead of the Golden Bachelorette.

“The secret is out!” she wrote, adding that she was “honored” to be the first female lead of the spinoff.

Although the channel has not yet announced the premiere date Joan’s season yet, the episodes will air Wednesdays at 8 pm.

Gerry Turner and some other Golden Bachelor contestants took to Instagram to react to the news.

“Dear Joan, Congratulations on being named the first ever Golden Bachelorette. You will be phenomenal as the the new representation of the generation. From one Golden to another… relax, breathe and enjoy,” Gerry wrote on Instagram.

Theresa Nist’s Instragram story after the announcement.

Leslie Fhima also took to Instagram to wish Joan for her new journey to find love.

On her own Instagram Story, Joan wrote that she was “honored” to take on the role, adding that she’s “positively overwhelmed by all the love and support.”