The Bachelor’s Katie Thurston age, Instagram, job: Everything to know about the season 25 contestant

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Matt James kicks off his journey to find love as The Bachelor on January 4, 2021, at 8|7c on ABC. Will he find love with contestant Katie Thurston?

If you don’t know him, Matt James has risen to fame over the past year thanks in part to his friendship with Tyler Cameron, who was famously the runner up on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette.

As Tyler C. skyrocketed to fame, his buddy Matt came along for the ride. They live together in New York City and were a part of the Quarantine Crew on TikTok during the beginning of the pandemic. Originally cast as a suitor for Clare Crawley, ABC skipped a step and crowned Matt as The Bachelor without a minute of air time on ABC. Now let’s get to know some of his suitors.

I present to you, Katie Thurston from Renton, Washington.

Katie Thurston age

29 years old

Katie Thurston Profession

According to her bio on ABC, Katie is a bank marketing manager. Oh, and she’s a TikTok star with over 237,000 followers (see more below)!

Katie Thurston Instagram

Katie has just over 20,000 followers as of the time of this writing. Check out her Instagram (and perhaps send a request) by clicking here.

Katie Thurston TikTok

Katie has over 237,000 followers on TikTok as of the time of this writing. Pretty impressive for a Millennial! Her bio says adult humor (18+), so she must be funny. I hope she brings some funny jokes to the table. This franchise can always use some comic relief.

Katie Thurston Twitter

Katie only started her Twitter account back in August and hasn’t posted a lot, but she does seem pretty relatable based on a few of her tweets. Here’s one of them:

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The Bachelor Season 25 premieres on Monday, January 4 at 8|7c on ABC.

Are you excited to get to know Katie? What are your initial thoughts? Share with us in the comments below!