Katie introduced herself to 30 bachelors on Night 1 of filming, and after getting to know most of the men, she opted to give her coveted First Impression Rose to Greg, a 27-year-old marketing sales rep from Edison, NJ.
Katie later offered Greg her first rose of the evening, and he appeared surprised and ecstatic.
"I appreciate you opening up... I do feel something is there, and once we can get past those nerves, I feel like a great guy is under there!" Katie explained, hoping to give Greg some validation and confidence.
Greg kissed Katie after receiving the rose, and he said he couldn't wait to spend more time with her.
"I can't believe I got this! I can't believe I just got this!... I am so in it," Greg exclaimed while blushing. "Let's do it!"
By the end of Katie's first night as the Bachelorette, she eliminated seven bachelors and narrowed down her pool to 23 suitors.
Katie's entire The Bachelorette season was taped at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico with quarantine and COVID-19 safety measures in place, according to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone.