Feel her world! Big BrotherAlums Joseph AbdinAnd Taylor HaleThey went on their first trip together to Reno, Nevada, for the 2022 Miss USA pageant.
“Last minute we just decided, ‘Why don’t we go?’ So, we booked a flight and two hours later, we were on it,” Joseph, 25, exclusively told Us Weekly on Wednesday, October 5, adding that it was his “first time traveling” with Taylor, 27.
The former Miss Michigan USA was an attorney who formed strong friendship with the former Miss Michigan USA. Big Brother house. The Michigan native became the first Black winner in a non-celebrity contest. Big Brother season during last month’s season finale, she and Joseph have been spending a lot of time together. He even met her mom, and other friends at the Miss USA pageant.
“Her mom and pageant coaches were so welcoming and loving and they were so patient with me in explaining how the pageant world works,” Joseph told Use. “It was such a pleasure seeing this part of her life and how happy it made her.”
He said that he was a novice at pageantry when he entered the experience but that the event had won him over. “I ended up getting more invested than Taylor. I was screaming and rooting for states … this is definitely not gonna be my last one,” he said.
The couple had the exact same reaction when the pageant host announced that there would be a twist to the competition. “Taylor and I just looked at each other and the PTSD settled in,” the Big Brother alum, who was evicted during this season’s Dyre Fest twist, said.
Although fans of the duo have already dubbed them “Jaylor,” they are taking their time getting to know each other in the real world.
“I need to make sure that I’m taking care of myself first and that I have my own stability, my own head on straight. I don’t wanna be too dependent on Joseph to help me through that,” the BB24Winner was subject to negative treatment by her fellow houseguests throughout the entire season. Use last month. “He’s literally the best support system ever. Everyone saw that in the game. Getting it back is the best thing. But I don’t wanna jump into a relationship, almost trauma-bonding with someone. I just want my head to be clear. He’s good. And then we can really work on exploring.”
Joseph enjoyed seeing his personal stylist excel among her pageant world peers.
“I can see why she won Miss Congeniality. It was just so heartwarming to see how happy this all made her and to see her in her element,” he said. “She really knows what she’s doing in that pageant world, and I can see why everyone there loves her.”
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