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Where is Katie Thurston from? The Bachelorette star's life and career explored!

Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette premiered on Monday, June 7.

The former Bachelor contestant has embarked upon her journey to find love and fans are thrilled to tag along.

The Bachelorette season 17’s premiere episode saw 34 contestants walk in to claim Katie’s heart and possibly her hand in marriage. However, many viewers feel that they are yet to know more about the Bachelorette herself.

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THE BACHELORETTE – 1701 Katie Thurston sets off on her journey to find love with her charm, wit and take-no-nonsense attitude that fans fell in love with during her time on The Bachelor. With the help of former Bachelorettes and mentors Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams by her side, Katie is ready to meet her men; with 30 lucky potential suitors pulling out all the stops, props and moves in hopes of catching her eye before the first rose ceremony. Strap in, its going to be a season like no other on The Bachelorette, airing MONDAY, JUNE 7 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) KATIE THURSTON

Where is Katie Thurston from?

The season 17 Bachelorette, Katie’s bio on ABC reveals that she hails from Renton city, Washington.

From her Instagram, it looks she currently lives in Seattle. Right before starting her The Bachelor gig, Katie bought a new house. Taking to her Instagram stories the reality star said, it was the biggest accomplishment of her life.

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From her social media platforms, it appears that the Bachelorette prefers to keep her family life under wraps. Not much is known about her parents or siblings.

However, in a conversation with Sarah Trott on Matt James’ The Bachelor season, Katie had revealed that her dad passed away in 2012. In the heartfelt conversation, she revealed, “I missed out on my goodbye to my dad. I would never want that for you.”

Katie also encouraged her fellow contestant to be with her terminally ill father.

THE BACHELORETTE – To kick off the summer of love with the upcoming premieres of The Bachelorette and The Celebrity Dating Game, ABC is hosting a pop-up picnic experience to surprise fans all over Los Angeles with special lovely gifts, surprise guests and more. Season 17 of The Bachelorette premieres MONDAY, JUNE 7, at 8 p.m. (ABC via Getty Images) KATIE THURSTON

Katie Thurston’s occupation revealed!

Katie is a Bank Marketing Manager in Washington. However, the reality star has revealed in her ABC bio, that she wishes to host her own talk show one day. 

It looks like Katie’s Bachelor gig might just land her in the right circles to be able to do achieve her dream.

The 30 year old has an impressive following on TikTok. She has over 300,000 followers and creates ample amount of content for the platform.

What is Katie Thurston’s ethnicity?

Katie, born on January 3, 1991, in Lynnwood, Washington is of Caucasian ancestry.

Katie Thurston’s journey on The Bachelor

On Matt’s The Bachelor season, Katie became one of leading voices on the show.

She was loved by fans for standing up against bullying and negativity in the house. She also stood up for her fellow contestant Sarah who was being bullied in the house.

Many took to Twitter at the time and applauded Katie’s action and personality.

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