SEASON 25 Bachelor contestant Katie Thurston, who came from humble beginnings, is winning over the affections of Bachelor Nation.
Katie, who has already built a large social presence, is rumored to potentially be re-appearing on screens after Matt James’ season.
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Katie ThurstonCredit: Instagram
Who are Katie Thurston’s parents?
Katie Thurston, a bank marketing manager, was born and raised in Lynnwood, Washington.
Not much is known about the Bachelor star’s family as she is still becoming more familiar to viewers, and not much is shared about her relatives on her Instagram.
Katie Thurston rumored to be the next Bachelorette after fans applaud her for confronting ‘bullies’ on showCredit: ABC
However, it is known that Katie tragically lost her father in 2012 after he lost his battle with ALS.
She connected with fellow contestant Sarah Trott over Sarah’s father’s battle with ALS before Sarah self-eliminated on the show to spend more time with family.
“I understand that more than I would like to,” Katie told her on the show when Sarah spoke about missing her family.
Katie Thurston is a Washington nativeCredit: Instagram
“I missed out on my goodbye to my dad. I would never want that for you.”
“I want to remind everyone to stay classy in this process because we don’t know our stories,” she told her fellow contestants after speaking with Sarah, 24.
“What I don’t want is for her to think she was bullied out of here.”
Is Katie Thurston the next Bachelorette?
“At the Women Tell All taping this past Thursday, Katie Thurston was announced as the next Bachelorette,” Reality Steve claimed on Twitter on Saturday, February 6.
“Katie gets eliminated on Monday’s episode during her 1-on-1 with Matt [James].”
However, 24-year-old Mariela Pipin, who was eliminated by Matt, 29, during week four of season 25 said RS’ claim was “false.”
Katie is loved by Bachelor Nation fans for her openness and frankness. Katie has amassed a large TikTok following of 250,000 fans thanks to her down-to-earth personalities and relatable stories.
On her 30th birthday, she uploaded a picture to Instagram and explained how she was taking more chances in life as she got older.
“Life really does pass by quickly. … I followed ‘the rules’ of life. Get the career. Save the money. Start that 401k. Buy the house. And for what? An entire decade to pass without feeling fulfilled? ” she said.
“This past year, I finally unapologetically loved who I am. I lost people along the way. And that’s OK.”
Some fans believe Katie may be better suited adding some colorful character to the Bachelor in Paradise.
When is the Women Tell All episode?
ABC has yet to reveal the air date for the two-hour Women’s Tell All episode of The Bachelor.
Each season of The Bachelor usually has 12 episodes with The Women Tell All being the 10th. Following this pattern, the predicted air date would be sometime in late February or early March.
Fans think Katie Thurston has a chance at becoming the next BacheloretteCredit: Instagram
As fans saw with Clare Crawley’s explosives season, a change of schedule or even rumored names of finalists is always subject to change for The Bachelor franchise.
Fans are speculating the new Bachelorette will be introduced during the episode, which fans can catch on ABC.