Will you accept this final rose? Bachelorette Katie Thurston had over 30 contestants vying for her heart during season 17, but does she find Mr. Right? Keep reading for finale spoilers, who she picks, if she gets engaged and more!
Greg Grippo, Blake Moynes, who previously appeared on Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams’ season, Justin Glaze and Andrew Spencer make it to the top four, Reality Steve reported. Katie, 30, reportedly is engaged to Blake, 29, after he popped the question during the finale.
The leading lady has been teasing fans on social media about her ending a lot since she wrapped filming. Considering she already had a large following on TikTok before appearing on Matt James’ season of The Bachelor, it comes as no surprise she’s a social media pro.
Greg, 27, was actually initially cast to appear on season 16 of The Bachelor with Blake but was bumped from the contestant roster when filming was postponed from March to July 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The New Jersey native was an early frontrunner after receiving Katie’s first impression rose.
Some fans thought Katie’s final guy was John Hersey after the bank marketing manager visited Duke’s La Jolla, where the contestant worked as a bartender, while visiting friends in California. However, Reality Steve reported John doesn’t make it to the top eight.
Katie knew exactly what she was looking for in a partner. A source told Us Weekly in April that filming for season 17 wrapped a whole week early simply because the Washington native was decisive.
“Katie was in control and made sure the men she wanted were there and the men she wasn’t interested in, she sent packing,” the source told the outlet, adding that filming “went great.”
It doesn’t mean her journey to find love was smooth sailing. An insider told Life & Style season 17 is “drama-filled.”
“It’s definitely an emotional roller coaster for Katie. She doesn’t hold back and will tell it like it is. At one point, she threatened to quit the show. It really got to her and she couldn’t take it anymore,” the source explained. “She just walked away from cameras. She kept changing how she felt and her thoughts were all over the place. You will see later on this season how difficult it was for her.”
The source added, “Like every season there’s a villain, guys who are on the show for the wrong reasons, guys who have a secret or some kind of scandal and surprises.”