Katie shocked Matt when she brought a vibrator with her to The Bachelor resort on Night 1, and she certainly made an impact on Matt during a group date when she wrote a steamy sex scene about the things she would like to do to the Bachelor on a physical level.
Katie cracks Matt up and is unapologetically herself on the show, and she showed a new side of herself in the latest episode when she comforted fellow bachelorette Sarah Trott during her time of need.
Sarah felt bullied by the other women and ostracized from Matt's cast of women, and Katie made an effort to understand Sarah better and support her.
When Katie discovered Sarah's issues, she asked the other ladies to "stay classy" and stop being catty. Many fans them immediately began campaigning for Katie to become the next The Bachelorette star.
But first, viewers have yet to find out whether Katie ended up winning Matt's heart.
Until The Bachelor shows more of Katie and Matt's romance, let's learn a little bit about the bachelorette right now.
Below is a list of seven facts Reality TV World has compiled about Katie Thurston.
Katie works as a bank marketing manager, but her life is far from ordinary!
Katie believes herself to be a witty storyteller as well as the most loving and committed partner a person could find.
Katie considers herself to be daring and adventurous.
Fun facts about the kinky and spunky Katie!
Katie's idea of a fun date would be going skinny-dipping and she would love to host her own talk show one day.
Katie also once planned a dog flash mob that got a huge turnout.
Katie took a big risk by choosing to share risque content with her followers
Right before Katie turned 30 years old, she took to Instagram on January 2 to reflect on how she's arrived at this bold stage of her life in which she's exposing her somewhat raunchy humor to the world.
"Life really does pass by quickly. If I died tomorrow, I wouldn't be happy with what I've accomplished. I followed 'the rules' of life. Get the career. Save the money. Start that 401k. Buy the house. And for what? An entire decade to pass without feeling fulfilled?" Katie shared.
"This past year, I finally unapologetically loved who I am. I lost people along the way. And that's ok. We aren't meant to please everyone. What I do know is life is too short to feel unfulfilled. So what fills your heart? What makes you happy? I've enjoyed making people laugh this summer during what felt like a dark time for so many."
Katie continued, "I've enjoyed learning from my diverse community and hearing their stories. You all have taught me so much! I don't know what the future holds for me but I'm excited to bring you all along for the ride! I will passionately pursue a fulfilled life and refuse to let this next decade pass by without purpose."
Katie says she knows exactly what she wants in a partner
Katie insists she's done wasting her time on boys who won't live up to her expectations.
Katie just wants to find a man worth committing to -- a mature and passionate guy with ambition, both personally and professionally, with whom she can laugh and build a long-term future. Katie also wants to be treated like an equal in her relationship.
Katie simply applied to be on Matt's season of The Bachelor and was not nominated.
During a recent appearance onThe Bachelorette alums Becca Kufrin and Rachel Lindsay's Bachelor Happy Hour podcast, Katie shared, "It's so funny because I joke with my friends, like, I'm not the target version of a contestant because, like, there are so many beautiful women, there are supermodels who are on this show."
"And in The Bachelor world, I am considered 'older.' And so, when I was cast, I was actually pretty shocked. I was kind of in denial, even getting ready for it."
On why she believes producers selected her, Katie explained, "I was just my 100 percent self and I guess they found that pretty refreshing. I had no filter; I didn't hide anything... I was like, 'Let's go with it!'"
Katie said going on The Bachelor during the coronavirus pandemic was "the perfect opportunity to date somebody."
"I've been locked up and online dating sucks! It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet someone like Matt," Katie added. "And I went with it."