Katie Thurston

Katie Thurston, born January 3, 1991, is a television personality and a bank marketing manager. She gained recognition as a contestant on “The Bachelor” in season 25, and as the star of season 17 of “Bachelorette.” Before joining “The Bachelor,” she worked as a bank marketing manager. Thurston has a massive following on social media. She has a large number of fans on TikTok, where she posts adult humor and sex-positive videos.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Katie Lane Thurston

Birth date:

January 3, 1991



Zodiac Sign:



5' 4"

Relationship Status:

In a relationship

Net Worth:

$750 thousand

Katie's Social Media:


Katie Lane Thurston was born on January 3, 1991, and raised by her parents in Lynnwood, Washington. Thurston attended Lynnwood High School in Washington, where she played as a defensive specialist for the volleyball team.

Thurston works as a marketing manager at First Financial Northwest Bank in Seattle, Washington. Along with her desk job, Katie was famous on TikTok with over 249,000 followers and 1.4 million likes. After being announced as the season 17 “Bachelorette,” Thurston deleted her TikTok account and created a new account. Thurston’s TikTok included wide-ranging content from challenges to parodies, but what she was best known for among her followers was her sex-positive content. Thurston took part in the 25th season of “The Bachelor,” and was eliminated after six weeks. In March 2021, she was selected as the bachelorette for season 17 of the show.

Thurston has largely kept her personal life away from the limelight. However, she dated and was engaged to Blake Moynes, whom she met on “The Bachelorette.” They announced their breakup shortly after, in October 2021. A month later, she announced she was dating John Hersey, another former contestant on the show.

Career timeline

May 2020
She Goes viral

Thurston goes viral on TikTok and becomes a social media sensation.

January 2021
“The Bachelor”

She appears as a contestant on the T.V. show.

June 2021
“The Bachelorette”

Thurston gets a lead role in season 17 of “The Bachelorette.”

November 2021
A New Relationship

Thurston confirms her new relationship with John Hersey.

Why We Love Katie Thurston

  1. Her social media posts

    Thurston has a massive following on social media. She has a large following on TikTok, where she posts about adult humor, as well as sex-positive videos.

  2. She is an anti-bullying advocate

    Thurston became a fan favorite on “The Bachelor” after she stood up to the bullying in the house. She also advocates for female empowerment.

  3. Her charming personality

    Thurston’s charming, easy-going personality has endeared her to viewers of the reality show and her fans. She is also good-looking.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She played volleyball

    Thurston played volleyball at Lynnwood High School in the libero position.

  2. She is a banker

    Thurston worked as a bank marketing manager before becoming a television personality.

  3. Thurston is a pet lover

    Thurston loves pets and has a cat named Tommy.

  4. She likes ambitious men

    Thurston’s official bio clarifies she wants her man to be ambitious and driven, and would not settle for less.

  5. She has a YouTube channel

    She has a YouTube channel called “Vent with Katie.”

Katie Thurston FAQs

What does Katie Thurston do for a living?

She is a television personality and a marketing manager at a bank.

What is Katie Thurston's remuneration?

Katie’s precise compensation from “The Bachelorette” is unknown, however, we may estimate that she earned roughly $100,000 for about two months of filming. The current standard charge for bachelors and bachelorettes, according to Reality Steve, is $100,000.

Did Katie break up with Blake?

It was a mutual decision to call it quits on the relationship.

Katie Thurston’s birthday dates

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