Stephen Carbone, better known as “Reality Steve,” made the biggest revelation about the next Bachelorette season. The Bachelor Nation guru has revealed the name of the lucky lady who’s going to be following in the footsteps of Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams.
Who is going to be the next Bachelorette?
As per Reality Steve, the next Bachelorette is going to be… *drumrolls* Katie Thurston! Yes, you read it right! If the rumor mill is to believed, then Katie Thurston will be leading Season 17 of the reality show.
Thurston is currently a contestant on Matt James’ Bachelor season. If she is going to be the next Bachelorette, that, unfortunately, means that she will not receive Matt James’ final rose. As per reports, she will be eliminated on episode 7, just after earning her first one-on-one date with Matt.
The news may be saddening for fans, given how Katie Thurston became a universal favourite ever since her first night. But they surely wouldn’t be disappointed to see a whole new season centered around her.
Reality Steve also revealed how and when the bomb will be dropped on The Bachelor, saying that it will be during the ‘Women Tell All’ special.
“(SPOILER): At the ‘Women Tell All’ taping this past Thursday, Katie Thurston was announced as the next ‘Bachelorette,'” he wrote on Twitter Saturday night. “Katie gets eliminated on Monday’s episode during her 1-on-1 with Matt.”
Katie, however, has denied the rumors. The 30-year-old took to her Instagram stories to post a selfie with the caption, “Reading my texts this morning like news to me.”
Another contestant on James’ season, Mariela “Mari” Pepin, also responded to Reality Steve’s claims. “False,” she replied to his tweet.
Who is Katie Thurston?
While Thurston rose to fame with her appearance on season 25 of The Bachelor, it was a TikTok video of hers that first threw her into the public eye.
On the reality show, her bubbly, ambitious, and assertive personality instantly appealed to fans. She was bold, stood up for the right reasons, highlighted the bullying on the show, and gave friends a shoulder to cry on when the moment called for it.
The news hasn’t been confirmed yet, but the idea of Katie Thurston as the next Bachelorette is certainly interesting.