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Brooke Blurton marks Bachelorette first

Both men & women will vie for the affections of proud Noongar-Yamatji woman, Brooke Blurton.

In an Australian first, both men and women will vie for the affections of 10’s next Bachelorette, Brooke Blurton.

The 26-year-old proud Noongar-Yamatji woman from WA previously featured on The Bachelor, and identifies as bisexual.

It marks the first time both an Indigenous person and bisexual will feature in the title role for 10.

“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,” she said.

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.”

Previous dating shows featuring two genders competing include A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, The Bi Life (with Courtney Act) and Are You the One?

Casting is now open for singles here.

The Bachelorette Australia is a Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia production for Network 10.

22 Responses

  1. I notice Osher put on his Insta last night that auditions are now on for this Bachelorette. This is fantastic to allow this after announcing Brooke so potential contestants know who the person is and if there’s an initial attraction. I can’t remember this ever happening before.

  2. From what I saw of her on the Bachelor she seemed like a lovely person and a great catch, so I think she’s an excellent choice. Hopefully she meets some equally as nice on the show.

  3. Will the season after this feature a bi-sexual male?Just wondering if they do how will people react if 2 males kiss.It does not worry me I voted for the gay marriage vote but some may carry on about it though.

  4. In other words… Bachelor In Paradise 2.0?

    We’ve already had women on The Bachelor run off together. What’s to stop the female contestants from finding “comfort” in one another when The Bachelorette in question isn’t giving the girls enough attention? Perhaps the female contestants will set their sights on the males and vice versa? In its current format and with this kind of set-up, I can’t help but anticipate that the show will collapse on itself. I’m confident that sensational drama will ensue and the gossip rags will absolutely love it though.

    1. It’s a bit of a cliche to suggest that all same sex people automatically hook up by virtue of gender. Granted they are all looking for love, but other queer dating shows have not fallen asunder… everyone is an individual.

    2. I’m sure that (should casting do their job well), that the all contestants contestants would be there largely out of interest in Brooke.

      If that is the case, and still two people (of whatever gender combo) find a spark with each other instead of Brooke, then that would still be compelling TV.

  5. The sceptic inside of me feels as though this is just an attempt by 10 to distance themselves from recent scandals in relation to racism/sexism on another of it’s television programs. PR 101

    1. I kinda agree – but having seen a bit of her seasons, I think she is a compelling lead with a compelling story regardless of her background.

      I don’t think she was picked to tick minority boxes, she was picked because there is something there as a personality.

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