Brooke Blurton, a proud Noongar-Yamatji woman and youth worker, was announced as Network 10’s next Australian Bachelorette. She will lead the show as both males and females compete for her affection.
Australia’s Bachelorette is ready for a mixed-gender cast for their upcoming season.
Brooke is already making headlines in the reality dating franchise left, right, and center. She is receiving both positive and negative reviews from the viewers.
Let’s learn all about it in detail!
Brooke Blurton, The New Bachelorette
Brooke, 26, is no stranger to putting her heart on the line regarding love. She has already been part of the Bachelor franchise twice; on The Bachelor as a love interest for Nik Cummins, aka The Honey Badger, and Bachelor in Paradise, where she hooked up with Alex Nation.
Brooke hailing from Western Australia, identifies as bisexual shares traditional ties to Whadjuk-Ballardong country.
During an interview with ETonline.com, she said,
"I am so ready for this," Blurton shared in her statement. "Having the opportunity to choose my person and who I want in my life, is a truly unique and special experience."
"I’m so excited and hope that I finally find that person I’ve been waiting for."
However, Brooke also shared her opinion on whether Australia was ready for a mixed-gender contestant panel.
Fans Are Doubtful About The Show
After a mediocre series, her bisexuality will undoubtedly shake things up while fans are not entirely convinced with the show.
Soon after the news was announced, people took on social media, sharing that they were expecting a fresh, new face, but not someone who already had a run on the show before.
"How boring! Please use new people who we haven't seen before. We already know her story. No offence to Brooke herself but it's not very entertaining or exciting as we have seen her before."
"Wow again... such a pretty show she doesn't need this show."
"I hope she finds love but this is clearly a ratings plan... male and female combined entrants."
However, keeping the doubtful remarks aside, Brooke and the show also received positive reviews, and some claimed it would be an excellent shake-up to see.
"OMG how exciting this should be a mix of male and female because she is bi."
"I've been waiting for this."
In support, the Bachelorette Australia host, Osher Günsberg said,
“We are a nation of people from so many different backgrounds, so many different cultures and so many different experiences, yet we all have one thing in common – we all want to be loved in a way that is meaningful to us. I can’t wait to get started on helping our Bachelorette Brooke find that kind of love.”
Casting for The Bachelorette Australia is still open and can be accessed via the official website of The Bachelor.
Life Beyond TV
Brooke Blurton was born on 1st January 1995 in a small country town of Carnarvon, Western Australia. She is an aborigine Noongar-Yamatji as she was born to an Aboriginal-Malaysian mother and an English father. Moreover, her grandmother was Noongar. She proudly flaunts and gushes about her cultural identity.
However, her childhood was not pleasant as she survived a traumatic childhood. According to Daily Mail Online, she faced sexual assault and drug-fuelled violence. In addition, she lost her mother to suicide at the age of 11.
Then she started living with her grandmother, but later she lost her grandmother too. Eventually, Brooke went to live with her father, but he was not that supportive. He was an alcoholic, due to which Brooke faced alcoholic violence from her father.
Brooke’s elder sister had schizophrenia, and brother Troy suffered from depression, drugs, and drinking problems. She decided to come out from the toxic environment and become a role model for her eight siblings; six brothers and two sisters.
Career & Net Worth
Brooke is a mental health advocate, a youth worker, and a speaker. Per her LinkedIn account, she uses social media platforms, TV Networks, Campaigns to connect with young people. She educates them on Mental health, suicide prevention, cultural inclusivity, aboriginal representation, and LGBTQ+ representation.
Im addition, she is also a social media influencer for The Society Agency, a certified personal trainer at The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, ambassador for R U Ok? And F45 Training, and the aboriginal mental health first aid instructor for Mental Health First Aid Australia.
From all the hard work, Brooke has made an estimated net worth of $450K.
Brooke’s Past Relationship
Let’s take a brief look at Brooke’s past relationships. Previously, she was linked with Abbie Chatfield and Georgia Flipo aka, G Flip.
In early 2021, Brooke was rumored to be with G Flip, a musician, after being spotted together in Melbourne. However, with news.com.au, Brooke clarified the speculations and said they were absolutely friends.
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Later, she was linked with the Australian star Abbie Chatfield. Before Brooke appeared on Abbie’s podcast, she had asked Abbie out on a date which started all the rumors.
Brooke was soon enough to address the rumor and hinted that nothing happened between them.