KATIE Thurston was announced as the next Bachelorette at the end of Matt James' Bachelor season.
Katie made a wild entrance when she arrived to Matt's season carrying a large pink dildo and went viral for a TikTok boasting of desires to have “sex with a ghost.”
When does Katie's season premiere?
ABC announced this season will premiere on Monday, June 7th after beginning production in early March.
Katie, 30, became an instant fan favorite for her memorable arrival on Matt James' Bachelor season.
The 30-year-old is adventurous, daring and ready for a man with whom she can build a life.
Though sources told The Sun that execs felt they are "taking a risk" with the "wildcard" contestant due to her "vulgar" behavior, many fans are excited to see Katie’s journey for love play out.
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The ABC dating series completely took over the five-star Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa just outside of Albuquerque where it has been in production since early March.
A staffer at the resort revealed to The Sun that Bachelorette producers rented “the entire” property.
After Chris Harrison, 49, was let go from his longtime hosting duties indefinitely, former leads Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams were announced to be leading Katie’s season.
Who are the contestants on Katie's season?
Most contestants have already been revealed, including Tré, 26, from Covington, Georgia.
Other potential future husbands include Jeff, 31, is from Cranford, New Jersey, Mike P., 31, from Surprise, Arizona and Quartney, 26, from Arlington, Texas.
Viktor, 32, from Galveston, Texas, Thomas, 28, from San Diego, California, and Michael, 36, from Akron, Ohio will also be joining the group of 30 as they fight for Katie’s heart.
Contestant Greg Grippo, 27, is expected to appear on Katie's season.
He hails from Edison, New Jersey and he graduated from Saint Michael’s College in 2018 with a degree in business administration and management.
When will Michelle Young's season air?
Michelle Young, who hails from Woodbury, Minnesota, will be the Bachelorette following Katie's season.
Michelle will start to film her season around July 2021, and it will air in the fall.
According to spoiler king Reality Steve, Michelle's season is being filmed at this time so she can spend the school year with her students.
In between Katie and Michelle’s seasons, the Bachelor in Paradise will start filming in June 2021 and will air later in the summer after Katie's season concludes.
US Weekly reported Michelle played basketball at Bradley University from 2011 to 2015.
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