Katie, a 30-year-old bank marketing manager from Lynnwood, WA, will be introduced to 30 bachelors, including one "mystery-box contestant," when The Bachelorette's new season premieres Monday, June 7 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
"I definitely fall in love more than once," Katie told Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on Monday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. "I had a great group."
Kelly, shocked by what she had just heard, asked Katie, "Wait, you fall in love more than once?!"
"Yup," Katie replied with a smile during her interview via videochat.
Katie insisted it's "absolutely" possible to love more than one person at one time.
"I think there are different types of love. That's what I had to remind myself at the end of the day, is that I'm looking for that one who is forever and my one and only," Katie explained.
Ryan therefore asked Katie if she had found "lasting love" on the show.
Katie smiled, shrugged her shoulders and replied, "That has yet to be determined!"
Kelly didn't seem to understand why the beautiful Katie would need to date male applicants -- or "weirdos," as Kelly put it -- to find a guy when she could just bump into Mr. Right on the street one day.
"I mean, yeah, I can meet a guy anywhere, but why not meet 30 of them all at the same time?" Katie replied.
"This was an amazing group of guys and I am so thankful to have met them. Being able to meet them all at once I think is the perfect way to fall in love!"
But Katie said she had to rely on her "women's intuition" to sniff out the men who weren't on the show for the right reasons, especially since she was "short on time" in getting to know her cast of bachelors.
"That helped me probably the most during this," Katie said, referencing her gut.
She added, "I'm just going to speak my mind if I see something I don't like."
A source recently told Life & Style that Katie's season will be "drama-filled" and it was "an emotional roller coaster" for Katie. At one point, the source said Katie even "threatened to quit the show."
"[Katie] kept changing how she felt and her thoughts were all over the place," the source said. "You will see later on this season how difficult it was for her."
Katie was eliminated from Matt James' The Bachelor season before hometown dates, but she made a lasting impression on Matt and viewers with her raunchy humor and attempt to put a stop to girl-on-girl bullying at the resort in Pennsylvania.
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.