Katie Thurston Talks Childhood Dream Job, How It Connects Her To Blake

Katie Thurston made a huge first impression on Matt James when she stepped out of the limo on Season 25 of The Bachelor. The stunning brunette brought along her vibrator to give to Matt James, kicking off some serious sex-positive vibes that followed her through The Bachelorette. Katie was introduced as a banking manager. But was her dream always in finance? Katie Thurston opens up about her childhood dream job and how it connects to her new fiance.

What Did Katie Thurston Do Before Bachelor?

The star of The Bachelorette Season 17 grew up in Washington state. According to the Wikipedia page dedicated to the reality star, she was on her high school volleyball team.


Credit: Katie Thurston/YouTube

As an adult, she worked as a bank marketing manager in her home state. Before joining The Bachelor, Katie had a side hustle of creating humorous TikTok videos. Many, but not all, of her videos featured content about bedroom hijinks. In one video, she recounted the time she pooped her pants at work.

She took a break from the social media platform to appear on the two ABC dating shows, but made her triumphant return to TikTok.

Katie Thurston Reveals Childhood Dream Job

Did Katie Thurston always plan to work in finance? The TV personality got real on Instagram about her childhood aspirations. Katie Thurston’s childhood dream job was to be a veterinarian. In fact, she even got accepted into Washington State University.

However, she made a decision to go to a local community college right out of high school instead. She didn’t explain the reason for her decision. However, community college led her to the finance industry, where she worked for the last decade until ABC came calling.

Katie Thurston childhood dream job via Instagram
Katie Thurston childhood dream job via Instagram

As Bachelor Nation fans know, Katie got engaged to Blake Moynes on the season finale of The Bachelorette. He has a career in wildlife management.

How Her Love of Animals Connects Her To Blake

Given his career, it’s not surprising that Blake is an animal lover. In fact, his dedication to animals sparked a connection with Katie Thurston on Season 17 of the dating show. In her Instagram post, Katie reveals that she and Blake have several “upcoming projects” involving animals.

During the season finale, Katie Thurston’s family grilled Blake about his career. He revealed that he has a trip to Africa planned for sometime this year. Could Katie Thurston be joining him? She promised her followers that she would share more news about the secret projects when she can.

She also shared photos that show her lifelong love of animals. The photo collage includes photos of a young Katie holding a snake and a rooster. In a more recent snapshot, Katie is feeding a giraffe.

Credit: Katie Thurston/Instagram
Credit: Katie Thurston/Instagram

Does Katie Thurston’s childhood dream job surprise you? Do you think she bonded with Blake over their respective love of animals? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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