Looking for love! Bachelorette season 17 star Katie Thurston’s journey to find love began on June 7, and there are already a lot of spoilers. We have the scoop on the leading lady’s final four contestants, if she gets engaged and more. Keep reading for the full scoop! Caution: All spoilers for season 17 are below.
Katie, 30, first appeared as a contestant on Matt James’ season of The Bachelor earlier this year. Fans fell in love with the quirky Washington native after she arrived at the Nemacolin Resort in Pennsylvania with a vibrator in tow. That’s not to say she wasn’t serious about looking for her husband. Katie was unapologetically herself and became a voice in the house to stand up against bullying.
“Katie is adventurous, daring and ready for a man with whom she can build a life. A marketing manager with an innate social media savvy and humorous outlook on life, she is a witty storyteller who wants a man that will laugh along with her,” a season 17 press release from ABC reads.
She was announced as the Bachelorette during season 25’s After the Final Rose, along with Michelle Young, who will be the season 18 leading lady.
“I’m ready to find love, and not just, like, the temporary kind. I’m talking forever, my husband, and I’m in a place in my life where I feel like I’m the best version of me,” Katie said while speaking with Emmanuel Acho, who filled in as host amid Chris Harrison stepping back from the franchise in March. “Honestly, I’ve seen it work before, why can’t it work for me?”
For her part, the brunette beauty is a “loving and committed partner,” according to her ABC bio. The TikToker is “looking for a mature man who has ambitions to succeed in everything he does, both personally and professionally.”
“This journey wouldn’t have been possible without the love, support and sisterhood of @kaitlynbristowe and @tayshia, and I’m forever thankful for them!” Katie gushed via Instagram about the cohosts. “We laughed. We cried. Plenty of advice was given paired with many, many hugs. And the female energy was strong! We love women supporting women. CHEERS! To love!”
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