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Katie Thurston Gives 1st Rose

In for a wild journey! Katie Thurston made her debut because the Bachelorette through the Monday, June 7, season 17 premiere of the ABC actuality present.

The main woman headed to the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in New Mexico to satisfy her 30 suitors amid the coronavirus pandemic. She thought she can be alone all through her journey amid Chris Harrison’s short-term absence, however cohosts Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe shocked her to let her know they have been there for help. They supplied recommendation and watched from the window of the resort as the boys arrived.

Katie Thurston
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The limo entrances have been memorable as common, however some made higher impressions than others. Andrew S. tried to impersonate Regé-Jean Page’s Bridgerton character however missed the mark since Katie referred to as his bluff. Tre, in the meantime, impressed together with his makeshift ball pit within the mattress of a pickup truck, which he hopped out of. Greg received over Katie by getting “choked up” as a result of nerves and likewise caught her eye as a result of he resembled her ex-boyfriend.

Two males, specifically, stumped the remainder of the group with their gags, which Katie liked. Connor B. confirmed up in a cat costume, impressed by the Bachelorette’s standing as a “cat lady.” James arrived in a big field wrapped like a gift and promised to emerge as soon as he and Katie may very well be alone inside. She ended up in a full-on makeout with Connor — the black paint on his nostril even rubbed off on hers and she or he donned cat ears for the steamy second — and confessed to having a crush on James.

Greg and Katie Thurston
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Katie initially thought she’d be extra curious about outgoing personalities like her personal, however she gravitated towards the shy guys. She particularly linked with Greg, who gifted her a pasta necklace made by his niece. She gave him the primary impression rose, kissing him and informing him that after he overcame his nerves, there was one thing between them.

Elsewhere throughout night time one, Katie defined that she was open to any situation when it got here to having children, whether or not her companion already had a toddler or didn’t need any, and she or he locked lips with Justin. Aaron additionally lashed out at Cody for no obvious purpose, saying he by no means preferred him.

Katie felt like her particular person was among the many group however didn’t know for certain who it was. She joked that she had a high 22 relatively than a high two. She finally despatched house seven males through the rose ceremony: Jeff, Marty, Brandon, Austin, Gabriel, Landon and Marcus.

The Bachelorette airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.

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