After Elyse's dramatic self-elimination in Week 5, Colton is down to his final 12 contenders for the final rose. Some of those women have gotten a lot more screen time than others, thanks to this season's lively feuds. But Katie, the 26-year-old medical sales rep from Sherman Oaks, hasn't made a single enemy. While many women lean into their villain narratives by poking fun at themselves on social media — a cunning PR move, for sure — The Bachelor star Katie's Instagram confirms that she really was there to make friends (and find love). She posts tons of group shots, usually with glowing captions about what a strong, fierce, closely knit squad she found on Season 23 of The Bachelor. It seems like she truly got along with her castmates and walked away with lifelong friends.
For the uninitiated, it may sound strange to hear that a couple dozen women vying for one man's affection (and an engagement ring) at the end of six weeks wind up being besties for years to come. But as any die-hard Bachelor fan will tell you, one of the best parts of the show is watching friendships develop amongst women in the house. Some argue it's a bigger draw for viewers than watching the romantic relationships develop. (And frankly, the friendships tend to last longer than the engagements.) Regardless of how you feel about the The Bachelor's realism, the experience of being on it is undeniably unique and tends to form strong bonds between people who have gotten through it together.
Aside from Katie's good relationships in the house, her Instagram points to a strong support system outside of it too; she has plenty of shots at friends' weddings, some cute moments with sibling, and, of course, plenty of LSU and LA pride. Here's a closer look at what we can glean from her Instagram.