Katie, a 30-year-old bank marketing manager from Lynnwood, WA, was eliminated from Matt's The Bachelor season before hometown dates but made a lasting impression on Matt and home viewers with her raunchy humor and bold personality.
Katie also put an end to bullying in the house and took pride in being unapologetically herself and embracing her sexuality on Season 25.
Matt said he's excited to watch Katie look for love on the ABC reality dating series' upcoming seventeenth season because "she's incredible."
"She's going to do so well," Matt told E! News. "I'm excited for her to have this space to find her person."
Matt apparently has high hopes for Katie and what she will bring to the franchise.
"I think that she's going to be one of the best to ever do it," Matt gushed. "And it's not going to be a surprise to me as we watch everyone across the country fall in love with her."
Matt, whose journey on the show was tumultuous due to Chris Harrison and Rachael Kirkconnell's racism scandal and his attempt to seek closure from his painful past -- which included his parents' divorce and father's neglect -- admitted he doesn't have much words of wisdom for Katie.
Katie's entire season taped at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, where cast and crew were required to quarantine and follow safety measures amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone.
In the first promo ABC released for Katie's season, which premieres Monday, June 7 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC, Katie says, "I never want to stop pursuing love. I am who I am, and I want someone who knows who they are. My person is still out there."
"Tayshia and Kaitlyn can relate to Katie's journey in a lot of different ways, which you'll see play out, so it was nice to have them there to help out with whatever situation came up," the source told Us, adding that the co-hosts were professional and always on-time.
Chris came under fire during Matt's The Bachelor season after he defended Season 25 contestant Rachael Kirkconnell's racially-ignorant and racially-insensitive actions in the last several years during a controversial interview he had with Extra'sRachel Lindsay, who starred as the first Black Bachelorette.