Brooke Blurton, a proud Noongar-Yamatji woman, will be Australia’s next Bachelorette.
Blurton, who appeared on the Honey Badger’s season of The Bachelor, was one of the first openly bisexual contestants on the show. She was a front runner in the competition before she decided to quit the show towards the end of the season.
Blurton hails from Western Australia and works as a youth worker.
For the first time ever, 10 will be taking applications from all genders to compete on the show.
Calls for shows like The Bachelor and The Bachelorette to be more accurately representative of Australia, particularly in terms of race, have been long-standing.
Prior to the 2021 seasons, Australia had only ever had white Bachelors and Bachelorettes. This year’s Bachelor, Jimmy Nicholson, is of New Zealand and Fijian heritage.
In a press release, Blurton said, “I am so ready for this. I’ve done it twice before and now, having the opportunity to choose my person and who I want in my life, is a truly unique and special experience.”
“My perfect person is someone that loves me for me. I hope they offer shared values and compassion for others. All the dreamy things! I’m so excited and hope that I finally find that person I’ve been waiting for.”
Osher Günsberg, who hosts the show, 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.”
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