The entry of Katie Thurston in the twenty-fifth season of “The Bachelor” managed to catch the attention of viewers. Then she appeared in the seventeenth season of the show “Bachelorette”. The 30-year-old famous American TV personality is also a marketing manager in the bank. Kate Thurston grew up in Lynnwood, Washington, and was a freestyle player on the Lynnwood High School volleyball team.
as a contestant inBSCSeason 25, Katie finished 11th after being eliminated in Week 6. But she became a fan favorite for standing up against bullying at home. Katie Thurston and Michelle Young were the leaders of the 17th season of The Bachelorette.
Katie sparked controversy online when she whipped her shiny vibrator while introducing herself to Matt James on the first night of “The Bachelor.” Despite her elimination, Katie was named the star of season 17 by ABC. Katie said in an interview with US Weekly,
“I wanted it to be a safe place for everyone and to let people talk when they wanted to. And I mean, there’s going to be drama when you have all the men dating one woman. But I’ll say there are also a lot of really likable parts that I really hope you see in The Bachelor Nation because the relationship The romance between this group of men was very strong.”
The life of Katie Thurston
Katie Thurston has a huge fan following on TikTok for videos where she shows off her humor and sexual positivity. Katie’s official bio on “The Bachelor” says that she knows exactly what she wants in a man. The biography further says that she is looking for a mature man who aims to be successful in everything he does, both personally and professionally.
As mentioned earlier, Katie is also a Banking Marketing Manager. But she does not depend on her job to fulfill. According to her Instagram Posted on her thirtieth birthday,
“Life goes by so fast….I followed life’s ‘rules’. Get the job. Save the money. Start that 401k. Buy the house. And why? An entire decade goes by without feeling good? People all the way. And that’s good.”
Katie says her banking experience has also helped her on her “Bachelor” journey. Katie memorized the names of all the contestants on day one. She comes from a financial background where she has to remember her clients by face and name. Perhaps this is the reason behind Katie’s strong memory.
Katie Thurston on the vibrator controversy
Katie expected criticism when she used her vibrator on national television. On a recent episode of The Bachelor podcast, she said she was aware of the consequences. She knew this could send her home.
“I will have no regrets as it really sums up who I am as a person, my sense of humor, my confidence, and my female sexual empowerment. I didn’t know what to expect [from Matt] When I do my little business. But he laughed. And I felt like this massive weight was lifted off me after that.”
Katie Thurston is a pet lover. Katie is often seen posing on Instagram with her cat Tommy. For the 17th season of “The Bachelorette,” Katie says her journey will spark hilarious, serious conversations about grief, marriage, and sex with a diverse cast who have so many amazing stories to share. The seventeenth season of “The Bachelorette” will be shown on ABC on Monday, June 7 at 8pm
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