‘The Bachelorette’: Who Is Greg Grippo? Katie Thurston’s Contestant Is an Early Frontrunner

On June 7, The Bachelorette Season 17 premiere will kick off Katie Thurston’s new journey, and many fans are eyeing Greg Grippo as an early frontrunner. The cast member has already been featured in a number of promos. Now, everyone must watch the contestant navigate through Bachelor Nation. So who is Greg from The Bachelorette 2021? Here’s what you need to know.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from The Bachelorette Season 17 premiere.]

‘The Bachelorette’ star Greg Grippo’s Instagram, job, and age

Headshot of Greg Grippo from ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 17 in 2021 with Katie Thurston
Greg Grippo from ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 17 | Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images

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According to Greg’s Bachelorette profile, the 27-year-old from Edison, New Jersey, is a marketing sales representative. The bio states the new cast member is a “hopeless romantic” who wants to travel the world with his person before settling down. He also wants to have “at least six” kids in the future.

Of course, Greg’s profile won’t come as a surprise after you watch his teaser in The Bachelorette premiere. In the June 7 episode, Greg revealed he is the youngest of four siblings, and he wants to be a dad because of all his nieces and nephews. 

Meanwhile, Bachelorette fans can find Greg’s Instagram under the handle @greggrippo. He typically posts photos of himself with friends and family. So will Greg and Katie hit it off? We’ll have to wait and see.

What Katie Thurston has said about Greg Grippo from ‘The Bachelorette’

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When Greg stepped out of the limo in The Bachelorette Season 17 premiere, Katie had a surprising reaction. The contestant had a simple introduction and expressed how excited he was to meet the new lead. Then Katie admitted Greg looked like her ex-boyfriend.

That said, it seems Katie has more things to say about Greg now that The Bachelorette is done filming. When speaking with Good Morning America on June 7, Katie revealed Greg was the “best kisser” of her season. 

Then in an interview with Extra, Katie was asked to reveal early frontrunners from night one, and the bachelorette named Greg first.

“Greg was great,” Katie said.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from The Bachelorette Season 17 with Katie Thurston.]

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For now, Bachelor Nation fans will have to watch Katie and Greg’s love story unfold in The Bachelorette Season 17. But if fans don’t want to wait the full length of the season, Reality Steve recently shared a few spoilers about the upcoming journey.

According to the franchise blogger, Greg is Katie’s first impression rose recipient. He also makes it through to the final four on Katie’s season of The Bachelorette. Thus, it’s possible the cast member will receive a Hometown date, at the very least. 

That said, Reality Steve has yet to declare the winner of Katie’s final rose. So stay tuned.

The Bachelorette Season 17 airs Monday nights on ABC.