Port St. Joe man to compete on ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’

A Port St. Joe man was announced as one of the 30 men to compete on the upcoming season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” 

 Peter Izzo, 26, along with the 29 other contestants from around the country, will compete to win Michelle Young’s heart in the upcoming season, which premiers Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Eastern.  

 Izzo, originally from Long Island, New York, has been living and working in Gulf County since he opened  Peter’s Pizzeria in Port St. Joe in 2018. According to his official Bachelorette bio, he studied pizza making in Italy before setting up shop downtown. 

“Now that he’s fulfilled his childhood dream of opening up his own – very successful – pizzeria, (Izzo) is ready to find his person and build his culinary empire,” the bio reads. 

Izzo shared photos from the filming of the show’s first episode to his personal Instagram account, encouraging his followers to tune into ABC for the premiere. 

 “The Bachelorette,” a reality TV show in which suitors from around the country compete for the hand of the show’s heroine, is a spinoff of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” which follows the same premise but has a male lead.  This will be the 18th season of the hit.  

 Young, a 28-year-old elementary school teacher from Minnesota, was runner-up on Matt James’  season of “The Bachelor” before she was selected to be this season’s bachelorette.  

The Bachelorette shared headshots and biographies of all 30 of the men fighting for Young’s hand, including Izzo, on their website ahead of the premiere. 

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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