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Bachelorette’s Katie Thurston Returns to Instagram After Filming

Back dwelling! Katie Thurston returned to Instagram on Wednesday, April 28, to share an necessary message after wrapping season 17 of The Bachelorette final week.

“Can’t start a healthy relationship without being healthy.❤️,” she wrote via Instagram. “Got my vaccine today! #covidvacccine.”

The Washington native, 30, who was named the brand new Bachelorette in March after competing on season 25 of The Bachelor, has been absent from social media during the last two months whereas trying to find love on location in New Mexico.

Katie Thurston. Courtesy of Katie Thurston/Instagram

Her Instagram comeback on Wednesday served to encourage others to get the coronavirus vaccine amid the continuing pandemic and assist finish the worldwide virus’ unfold.

“Oh, good morning. Did I sleep on my couch? Yes. But is today a great day for a vaccine? Absolutely,” Thurston stated in her Instagram video. “Am I going to shower first? No, it’s early. Who showers before 10?”

The TV persona took her followers together with her as she accomplished her morning routine, together with getting dressed, brushing her tooth and throwing a baseball hat on prime of her mattress head.

“Last night’s makeup — today’s smokey eye,” she joked, earlier than admitting she “hate[s] getting shots.”

The financial institution advertising and marketing supervisor identified, nonetheless, that she was heading out to get vaccinated for the security of others and never simply herself.

“I do it for my mom, who is an essential worker. Or my sister, who is pregnant. Or my nieces and nephews, who are still in school,” she stated as she left her condo and drove to a vaccination website. “I do it for my grandparents. My friends. My community. For you.”

Katie Thurston. Courtesy of Katie Thurston/Instagram

After exhibiting footage of herself getting the bodily shot, Thurston added, “So do your part. Get the vaccine! Let’s fight this together.”

The actuality star’s informational clip got here after Us Weekly confirmed on Tuesday, April 27, that manufacturing for season 17 of the ABC courting sequence got here to an finish sooner than deliberate.

“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 supply tells Us on the time, noting that filming “went great and it wrapped a week ahead of schedule.”

The former Bachelor contestant began her seek for The One in March and formally wrapped on Saturday, April 24. Instead of getting Chris Harrison because the host, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe had been known as in to be Thurston’s guides.

“Tayshia and Kaitlyn can relate to Katie’s journey in a lot of different ways, which you’ll see play out,” the insider added. “So it was nice to have them there to help out with whatever situation came up.”

The duo stepped into the joint position in March after Harrison, 49, got here below hearth one month prior for his protection of Rachael Kirkconnell. The longtime Bachelor Nation host sparked controversy when he requested for “compassion” for Kirkconnell, 24, after her previous racially insensitive actions resurfaced.

As a end result, he briefly stepped again from internet hosting the season 25 After the Final Rose particular in March — following two public apologies — and didn’t return for season 17 of The Bachelorette.

While Harrison’s future with the franchise is unknown, Kirkconnell is getting a second shot at love with Bachelor Matt James after the pair cut up within the wake of the drama. James, 29, confirmed on Wednesday that he’s seeing the graphic designer once more and “focusing” on their relationship after their many ups and downs post-show.

Season 17 of The Bachelorette premieres on ABC Monday, June 7, at 8 p.m. ET.

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