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The Bachelorette’s Katie Thurston stuns in first pics from night one after star reveals she’s in a ‘relationship’

BACHELORETTE star Katie Thurston looks stunning in the first pictures from night one of season 17.

The new photos come just days after the reality star, 31, revealed she's already in a "new healthy relationship".

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Wearing a red dress the Washington native looks stunning in the gown as she waits for her men to roll up in their limo.

Her 34 potential suitors, who range in age from 25 to 36, were revealed in March.

Katie is also seen in a new location, different from the Bachelor mansion in California where the show regularly films.

This season is being filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The new pics come as Katie reportedly recently wrapped her show season early by quickly sending home men she wasn't interested in dating.

Katie shared an Instagram video captioned: "Can’t start a healthy relationship without being healthy. Got my vaccine today! #covidvacccine"

In the video, she said: "Oh, good morning. Did I sleep on my couch? Yes. But is today a great day for a vaccine? Absolutely.

"Am I gonna shower first? No, it's early. Who showers before 10? Last night's makeup, today's smokey eye,"

Sources told Us Weekly, Katie's season was reportedly so successful it wrapped early.

Insiders shared the franchise's new star was "in control" and very quickly sent lots of men home.

Sources said: “Katie was in control and made sure the men she wanted were there and the men she wasn’t interested in, she sent packing.”

They added filming “went great and it wrapped a week ahead of schedule.”

Production began in New Mexico in March and wrapped on Saturday, April 24.

Last week, the first promo for Katie's season dropped.

She said in the commercial: "I don't regret being myself. I know what I deserve. I never want to stop pursuing love.

"I am who I am and I want to meet someone who knows who they are. My person is still out there."

Fans took notice of Katie on season 25 of The Bachelor when she showed up to meet Matt James for the first time while holding a vibrator.

Earlier this month fans caught Katie wearing a $900 designer skirt backward in a promo shoot.

The Star Style Instagram account posted: "They have Katie wearing a Saint Laurent latex skirt backward for the first Bachelorette promo."

Here For the Right Reasons podcaster, Sarah Hearon joined in on the criticism, sharing: "We need to talk about the skirt again. She is wearing it backward."

Bachelorette Katie Thurston stuns in purple gown as she boasts 'I know who I am' in first promo for new season

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