Again dwelling! Katie Thurston returned to Instagram on Wednesday, April 28, to share an vital message after wrapping season 17 of The Bachelorette final week.
“Can’t begin a wholesome relationship with out being wholesome.❤️,” she wrote by way of Instagram. “Bought my vaccine at this time! #covidvacccine.”
The Washington native, 30, who was named the brand new Bachelorette in March after competing on season 25 of The Bachelor, has been absent from social media over the past two months whereas trying to find love on location in New Mexico.
Her Instagram comeback on Wednesday served to encourage others to get the coronavirus vaccine amid the continued pandemic and assist finish the worldwide virus’ unfold.
“Oh, good morning. Did I sleep on my sofa? Sure. However is at this time an awesome day for a vaccine? Completely,” Thurston mentioned in her Instagram video. “Am I going to bathe first? No, it’s early. Who showers earlier than 10?”
The TV persona took her followers along with her as she accomplished her morning routine, together with getting dressed, brushing her enamel and throwing a baseball hat on high of her mattress head.
“Final evening’s make-up — at this time’s smokey eye,” she joked, earlier than admitting she “hate[s] getting photographs.”
The financial institution advertising and marketing supervisor identified, nonetheless, that she was heading out to get vaccinated for the protection of others and never simply herself.
“I do it for my mother, who’s an important employee. Or my sister, who’s pregnant. Or my nieces and nephews, who’re nonetheless in class,” she mentioned as she left her house and drove to a vaccination website. “I do it for my grandparents. My buddies. My neighborhood. For you.”
After exhibiting footage of herself getting the bodily shot, Thurston added, “So do your half. Get the vaccine! Let’s combat this collectively.”
The fact star’s informational clip got here after Us Weekly confirmed on Tuesday, April 27, that manufacturing for season 17 of the ABC relationship sequence got here to an finish sooner than deliberate.
“Katie was in management and made positive the boys she needed have been there and the boys she wasn’t excited by, she despatched packing,” the supply tells Us on the time, noting that filming “went nice and it wrapped every week forward of schedule.”
The previous Bachelor contestant began her seek for The One in March and formally wrapped on Saturday, April 24. As a substitute of getting Chris Harrison because the host, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe have been referred to as in to be Thurston’s guides.
“Tayshia and Kaitlyn can relate to Katie’s journey in numerous alternative ways, which you’ll see play out,” the insider added. “So it was good to have them there to assist out with no matter scenario got here up.”
The duo stepped into the joint function in March after Harrison, 49, got here beneath fireplace one month prior for his protection of Rachael Kirkconnell. The longtime Bachelor Nation host sparked controversy when he requested for “compassion” for Kirkconnell, 24, after her previous racially insensitive actions resurfaced.
Consequently, he quickly stepped again from internet hosting the season 25 After the Remaining Rose particular in March — following two public apologies — and didn’t return for season 17 of The Bachelorette.
Whereas Harrison’s future with the franchise is unknown, Kirkconnell is getting a second shot at love with Bachelor Matt James after the pair cut up within the wake of the drama. James, 29, confirmed on Wednesday that he’s seeing the graphic designer once more and “focusing” on their relationship after their many ups and downs post-show.
Season 17 of The Bachelorette premieres on ABC Monday, June 7, at 8 p.m. ET.
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