‘The Bachelorette’: Katie Thurston reveals she slipped into a Bachelor Nation contestant’s DMs in 2016

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‘The Bachelorette’: Katie Thurston reveals she slipped into a Bachelor Nation contestant’s DMs in 2016

Katie Thurston is leading her own season of “The Bachelorette,” but it turns out she messaged a “Bachelor Nation” contestant on Instagram years ago. The newest leading lady revealed what message she sent and who she sent it to ahead of her season premiere.

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Katie’s season of “The Bachelorette” premieres Monday, June 7 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Her season comes after a shakeup in Bachelor Nation – with Chris Harrison stepping down as host. In addition, Katie’s season will be the first of two seasons of The Bachelorette, with Michelle Young leading the next season.

Katie Thurston revealed she slipped into Kaitlyn Bristowe’s DMs on Instagram in 2016 after receiving backlash

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Katie shared a screenshot on Instagram of a direct message she sent to Kaitlyn Bristowe on Oct. 22, 2016. She sent a message to the former leading lady of “The Bachelorette” after receiving backlash from the public.

“Dearest Beautiful Kaitlyn – I saw a picture on IG of you crying and it broke my heart,” she began, via Reddit. “I’ve never messaged someone I don’t know before, let alone someone as popular as you, but woman to woman I felt like I needed to reach out.”

“I want you to know that you are beautiful inside and out,” Katie continued. “You were my favorite and I enjoyed watching your journey and now getting glimpses of it.”

She apologized for people being “cruel” to her, “You sparkle and people can be jealous. There’s nothing to be gained by bringing someone down, unless it’s just to make yourself feel better.”

“They don’t have the confidence to feel beautiful, so they have to put someone down…. This story is a short summary. I hope you enjoyed it.

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