While many contestants develop a following during or after their time on The Bachelor, fan-favorite Katie Thurston has already amassed a bit of an audience on TikTok.
Currently using the handle, @ventwithkatie, her account focuses on humorous content for the 18 and older crowd.
She has more followers on the video app, with 256,100 people tuning in to watch, than she does on other social media platforms. She also has 1.4 million likes.
Here are some of her most viral videos:
She Once Bled on a Friend’s Face While Making Out
In her first video to surpass more than 100,000 views, Thurston complained about a male comedian friend, Andrew Rivers, saying she was only getting views for being hot.
She then told a story about a time she kissed him. “Like seven years ago we made out, I had a bloody nose while we were making out and I bled all over his face. Somehow we stayed friends,” she said.
She Called Out Mean TikTok Trends
Thurston does not only preach kindness on The Bachelor. During a June 2020 TikTok, she slammed a trend trashing matches on dating apps.
“These gorgeous women are like, ‘Uh, I joined Hinge’ and it went like,” she sang mimicking the popular TikTok song. “And then they start publicly posting the profiles of the men that they’ve never met that they find unattractive.”
She continued, “Like why do you have to be mean to complete strangers and put them on blast like that? Like we all have our types, that’s okay, but to do that for laughs and likes and comments, like that’s f****** up. I’m gonna take a page out of your book.”
She then opened a box designed to look like a book and said it was empty inside like the women who participate in the trend.
She Went Viral for Talking About Sex With Ghosts
Viewers first met the “sex-positive” Thurston when she introduced her quarantine vibrator to Matt James after exiting the limo. So, it was not much of a surprise when her most-watched video was related to sex, albeit with a ghost.
“Be honest, who’s masturbating more than they normally do? I swear there was a day where I did it three times, just because I was bored and I could,” Thurston said in the video. “It’s like when you’re hungry and you open the fridge throughout the day, but it’s like the same stuff is in there. It’s not any better, but you just keep doing it. Like I’m literally getting tired of getting off on my own.”
Often trying to infuse humor into her conversations about sex, she then brought up possibly having sex with a ghost. She said, “In fact, I went to PornHub for the first time. That was an experience. I’ll save that for another video. But yeah, last night my phone fell off the nightstand by itself. And so my first thought was, ‘That was a f****** ghost.’ And then literally my second thought was, ‘I wonder if ghosts can have sex?’ Like if this ghost wanted to f*** me like I would let him or her like, whatever you’re a ghost, I don’t care. It’d be the most action I’ve had in months.”
She concluded, “I was like, ‘Where does this stem from?’ And then I remembered Casper. Casper was the first movie where I started feeling like tingly feelings over a cartoon.”
Thurston Opened up About Kissing a Girl
Thurston opened up about her experiences with the same sex in a video she title, “I kissed a girl.”
“I’m single, exploring my options. I’ve never been with a girl. Although I will say my first makeout was with a girl but it was a friend and she was helping me with some like pointers because I had never kissed a guy and was scared I was going to be really bad and so being the good friend she is, we made out,” said the Bank Marketing Manager.
She continued, “But I did get hit on by a lesbian the other day. She said, ‘What does a straight woman and spaghetti have in common? They’re both straight until they get wet,’” before quipping she then got Olive Garden.
As she continued, she shared she saw on Twitter that an unripened avocado “tastes like a clean d***.”
Thurston Is Serious About Finding Love
Thurston decided to turn to an atypical app in search of love: TikTok. The Bachelor Nation star said, “TikTok is the new Bumble, at least that’s the way it’s looking on my For You Page.”
The Renton, Washington resident continued, “Everyone is meeting on TikTok and finding their partner. So I wanted to get ready for when my future husband shows up and so I am hoping you will tag the guy you think I should meet. Listen, I know 75% of you followers are male but I’m going to need you to do me a solid Okay.”
Thurston’s search for love continues on ABC every Monday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.