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Katie Thurston Makes First Post on Social Media After Wrapping 'The Bachelorette' Season Early

Katie Thurston is back on social media.

The 30-year-old upcoming Bachelorette star connected with fans in a new Instagram video and revealed that following her season wrapping, she’s now in a healthy relationship with someone, and also used her platform to promote getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Can’t start a healthy relationship without being healthy.❤️,” Katie captioned in her post. “Got my vaccine today! #covidvacccine.”

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Katie Thurston's 'The Bachelorette' Season Wraps Production Early - Here's Why

Katie Thurston hass already finished filming her season of The Bachelorette!

A source close to the ABC dating competition series shared with Us Weekly that the 30-year-old Washington native took production very seriously, and wrapped filming “ahead of schedule.”

“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 shared.

Katie and her suitors traveled to New Mexico back in March and finished filming on Saturday, April 24.

They also added that production for the upcoming season “went great and it wrapped a week ahead of schedule.”

Season 17 of The Bachelorette premieres Monday, June 7 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. on ABC.

If you don’t know, the show’s producers usually reveal the crop of potential suitors weeks in advance of the show’s premiere date. As the show gets closer, the contestants could change, but largely, the cast usually stays somewhat the same. Meet her 33 potential suitors right now!

'The Bachelorette' Starring Katie Thurston - Get a Sneak Peek of the First Promo! (Video)

Katie Thurston is ready to find her person!

The 30-year-old Washington native and star of the upcoming season of The Bachelorette appears in the first promo for the season airing during the 2021 Oscars on ABC on Sunday (April 25).

Katie originally appeared in the 25th season of The Bachelor, making a name for herself by standing up against bullying and negativity, and earning a lot of fans in the process.

She also made herself unforgettable after arriving on Night One to greet Matt James with a light-up vibrator.

Season 17 of The Bachelorette premieres Monday, June 7 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. on ABC.

If you don’t know, the show’s producers usually reveal the crop of potential suitors weeks in advance of the show’s premiere date. As the show gets closer, the contestants could change, but largely, the cast usually stays somewhat the same. Meet her 33 potential suitors right now!

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Katie Thurston's 'Bachelorette' Contestants - Meet Her 33 Potential Suitors!

ABC has revealed the 33 potential contestants for Katie Thurston‘s season of The Bachelorette.

If you don’t know, the show’s producers usually reveal the crop of potential suitors weeks in advance of the show’s premiere date. As the show gets closer, the contestants could change, but largely, the cast usually stays somewhat the same.

This year, the initial group of contestants has 11 of the 33 guys in their 30s. The oldest contestant clocks in at 36 and the youngest is 25. Katie is 30.

After this season of The Bachelor, it was announced that there would be TWO seasons of The Bachelorette! Find out who the other Bachelorette will be (her season will be airing later this year – stay tuned for her contestants at a later date!)

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'The Bachelorette' for 2021 Announced: Two Women Will Get Their Own Seasons!

A huge twist was revealed about the future of The Bachelorette – there will be two seasons this year!

We previously had heard rumors that Katie Thurston would be the next Bachelorette and she indeed is preparing to film the next season, but another woman will lead a second season to air later in the year.

It was announced during the After the Final Rose special that Michelle Young will be leading a season to air this fall. She was the runner-up on Matt James‘ season while Katie was eliminated several weeks ago.

Katie, a 30-year-old bank marketing manager from Washington, was a fan favorite because she’s such a sex-positive person. You might remember that she made her entrance on the show by presenting Matt with a vibrator and then she took it back because she said she probably would need it while in the house.

Michelle is a school teacher and she reportedly didn’t want to leave her class again to film the season of The Bachelorette in the spring, so her season is going to be filmed over the summer.

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Katie Thurston (left), Michelle Young (right)

Katie Thurston Eyed for Next 'Bachelorette' Role, But Anything Can Happen Still

While ABC still has not confirmed the news, it appears that Katie Thurston is the network’s pick as the star of the upcoming season of The Bachelorette.

The 29-year-old bank marketing manager from Washington is “all-but-sure” to be the next Bachelorette, sources told Variety. She currently is a contestant on Matt James‘ season of The Bachelor.

The news was initially reported by Reality Steve last week and the reality TV blogger said that Katie was announced as the Bachelorette during the Women Tell All taping. Variety‘s sources say that the announcement never happened and Reality Steve clarified his report.

Katie has been a fan favorite ever since her entrance on The Bachelor, when she showed how she’s a sex-positive person.

Variety notes that “casting decisions can always change up until the last moment” and they provided the example of how Caila Quinn was seemingly set as the Bachelorette a few years ago. The network had already begun filming her promos when they decided to switch to JoJo Fletcher.

See how Katie responded to the reports that she will be the next Bachelorette.

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Who Will Be The Next Bachelorette Star? It's Rumored To Be This Woman From Matt James' Season!

A big rumor is going around about who will be the next star of The Bachelorette!

Reality Steve, who is the go to guy for Bachelor franchise spoilers, has reported that the girl who will step into the role for the next season was revealed during the Women Tell All special, that was taped just recently.

He also shared that the next season of The Bachelorette was originally set to film in Alberta, Canada, but it’s now reported that the show is now looking at U.S. locations.

The last season of The Bachelorette featured both Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams.

Clare bowed out of the show after a whirlwind romance with Dale Moss. They just recently split and ended their engagement after only a few months together.

Tayshia took over for Clare on the show and was matched with Zac Clark. They got engaged on the season finale and she just recently moved to New York City to be with him.

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