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Bachelorette Katie Thurston’s frontrunner Greg Grippo ‘lying’ about career and is really an ‘ACTOR who is seeking fame’

BACHELORETTE Katie Thurston’s frontrunner Greg Grippo is “lying” about his career and is really an “ACTOR” who is “seeking fame,” a source told The Sun. 

The reality contestant has been accused of attempting to “pull a fast one” on the audience by portraying his profession in marketing and scrubbing much of his on-camera past off his social media accounts. 

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According to the 27-year-old’s ABC bio and LinkedIn profile, he is a marketing sales representative for New York-based company, Mondo. 

His only education is listed as obtaining a Bachelor’s in marketing from Saint Michael’s college in Vermont. 

However, an insider revealed to The Sun that “Greg is an actor” - which has “always been his passion.” 

“He is absolutely lying about his career and intentions on the show. He’s always wanted to pursue an on-camera career,” they said. 

The Sun was able to confirm that Greg attended the prestigious William Esper Studio - a NYC acting school - from 2017-2019, which has not been mentioned at all on the show.  

The informant continued: “He had a big ego, but most kids at that school did. 

“He did speak a lot about fame though and it seemed like he needed a lot of recognition to feel good about himself. 

“For some reason, he’s trying to come off like he’s in marketing which is just not true. Or if it is, is just an extremely recent development and not at all how he’s portraying it.”

The source continued: “Greg thought he could pull a fast one on the audience by just not acknowledging he’s a trained actor and pretending to be some marketing guy. 

“He deleted so much off his social media account and LinkedIn of any signs of acting and has told friends not to mention it if anyone asks about it. And he’s untagged himself from all of his classmates’ photos. 

“His profiles don’t even mention going to William Esper, which is a really high honor in the acting world.”

Greg’s Instagram account has left up one 2019 post from the school - who’s notable alumni of the world-famous acting school include Kathy Bates, Amy Schumer and Jeff Goldblum. 

The insider concluded by saying: “I don’t think he has the purest intentions going on the show… it just doesn’t add up.”

Greg and ABC did not immediately respond to The Sun’s request for comment. 

According to Greg’s LinkedIn page, he began working for Mondo marketing in November 2020 - which would mean he was an employee there for just a couple of months before he left to film The Bachelorette this year.

The Sun reached out to Mondo - who was unable to verify if Greg is an employee nor the terms of his employment. 

Many fans have chosen the New Jersey native as Katie’s frontrunner this season due to getting the first impression rose and first one-on-one date. 

The handsome suitor has focused much on his family values while the cameras have been rolling and his dreams of “starting a family” but did not mention anything about acting. 

According to the bio ABC put out for him, Greg is a “handsome, kind, vulnerable and serious about wanting to settle down.”

It also states he wants to have “at least SIX kids” while 30-year-old Katie has been vocal about being undecided about starting a family. 

The Bachelorette airs Monday’s at 8pm ET on ABC. 

Katie gives out her first impression rose to Greg

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