Katie Thurston has made her debut as “The Bachelorette” in the first promo for her season, which premieres June 7.
The promo starts with a clasp of Thurston’s elimination from Matt James’ season of “The Bachelor,” during which Thurston says: “I don’t regret being myself. I know what I deserve.”
Thurston then appears wearing a lavender dress and, obviously, holding the show’s signature rose. Another flashback from James’ season at that point shows up, showing Thurston standing up against the “mean girls” in the house. “I’m not going to sit here and let mean girls be mean girls,” Thurston says.
Despite the fact that Thurston was wiped out from “The Bachelor” genuinely early, she became a fan-favorite for her sex-positive mindset — Thurston showed up on night one with a vibrator — and was a advocate for supporting other women during the dramatization filled season.
In a historic move for the franchise, there will be two Bachelorettes this year — Thurston and Michelle Young, who was the runner-up on James’ season. Youthful’s season is set to air in fall 2021.
Thurston’s excursion for love comes after a racist scandal hit Bachelor Nation during James’ season, with his eventual winner, Rachael Kirkconnell, experiencing harsh criticism for reemerged photographs of her at a prior to the war themed party. Long-lasting establishment have Chris Harrison at that point defended her behavior in a interview with former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay, which brought about Harrison withdrawing from nonattendance from the show.
Instead of Harrison, previous Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will host Thurston’s period of “The Bachelorette.”
Thurston’s promo is set to make its TV debut during the Oscars tonight, however it is available to see on YouTube. “The Bachelorette” debuts on June 7 at 8 p.m./7 p.m. CT on ABC.