It’s been just over two weeks since The Circle US dropped on Netflix, in which time it has gained an incredible fanbase across the world. Now, host and narrator Michelle Buteau has crowned the most popular player and the winner of the mega $100,000 prize.

The twelfth episode in the first-ever American season saw five of the OG players make it to the grand finale. Out of all of the catfishes lurking around in the game, it was only Rebecca – or Seaburn – who made it to the end.

But it was none other than resident New Yorker Joey Sasso who beat out all the other players to the top spot. It was quite the turnaround for Joey on the show!

So, who is Joey? Find out about the winner of The Circle US here.

Screenshot: The Circle US S1 E5 – Netflix

Who is Joey?

Joey Sasso is a 25-year-old actor from Rochester, New York who now lives in Los Angeles for work.

Initially, fans did not warm to Joey. This was probably to do with his boisterous introductory video which included the revelation that he enjoys sending “d*** pics” and was clearly going to be the alpha male of the series.

But things turned around massively for Joey on The Circle, as he was crowned the most popular player in the final episode!

One viewer Tweeted: “Joey went from bottom of my list to close to the top… this man is entertaining as hell.” Another concurred, adding: “Dammit. I can’t help it. I officially like Joey. I didn’t see this coming.”

We think the moment Joey began to discuss his skincare routine with Shooby and put on that charcoal peel face mask was truly the moment fans began to fall for him.

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Joey’s acting career

Joey Sasso knew he wanted to be an actor and filmmaker from a young age. According to his IMDb profile, Joey began acting in local theatres at the age of 6.

Although he also began to box competitively, while playing other sports to a high level, Joey never stopped performing on stage. In fact, he transferred to his towns best private High School, The Aquinas Institute, and starred in 80% of the school’s productions. Joey’s like a real-life Troy Bolton!

Joey moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18 and began to work in commercials, all the while continuing to hone his craft in acting classes.

Joey’s biggest project to date is an upcoming film he has also written and produced. In Young Lion of the West, Joey stars in the lead role as a club promoter from Rochester, NY.

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Follow Joey on Instagram

Since appearing on The Circle, Joey’s Instagram following has rocketed up. Clearly, viewers have fallen for his charm… Joey’s Instagram following has grown by 50,000 in just under a week!

Check him out at @joeysasso.

Oh, and if you were wondering if the bromance between Joey and Shooby is still going strong, there’s no need to worry… Joey’s Instagram shows snaps of the two having phone calls for over an hour!



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