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The Bachelorette 2021: meet the cast

Meet the cast in a ground-breaking change for a worldwide format.

Proud Noongar-Yamatji woman Brooke Blurton features on Season 7 of The Bachelorette this week on 10.

Having appeared in both The Bachelor Season Six and Bachelor In Paradise Season Two she becomes the first franchise lead anywhere in the world to be openly bisexual.

Vying for her affections are 16 male & female singles aged between 23 and 34 in the Warner Bros. series hosted by Osher Günsberg.

Brooke Blurton
26, Youth Social Worker, Victoria / Western Australia
Brooke Blurton is no stranger when it comes to putting her heart on the line. She first appeared on our screens as a contender to secure the ‘Honey Badger’s’ heart in the 2018 season of The Bachelor Australia, but abruptly quit the show towards the end of the season after following her truth. The following year, she appeared on Bachelor In Paradise where she enjoyed a brief summer romance with fellow bachelorette, Alex Nation.
Passionate about her past, heritage and connection to the land, the 26-year-old proud Noongar-
Yamatji woman, who hails from Western Australia, identifies as bisexual and is ready to find her happily ever after.
Brooke 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.”
Working with vulnerable youth, she is passionate about making a real difference in the lives of people experiencing mental health issues.
Brooke is a facilitator of Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid and is a big advocate of Government Initiatives that help support young people to develop coping skills and manage their behaviour through sport, art and other pursuits.
Incredibly proud of what she has achieved thus far, Brooke is looking for a special someone to share her life with.

Beau
34, Photographer, NSW

Passionate about training, travel, photography and building, Beau always brings good energy with him wherever he goes. While he can be shy at first, Beau likes to keep things real.
Ready to find love, the 34-year-old’s ideal date would be something adventurous and active, followed by a good feed.
Describe yourself in five words.
Happy, funny, fit, cheeky and driven.
When was your last relationship and why did it end?
My last relationship was five years ago. It ended because she had an opportunity to live overseas, so we called it off. We were together for five years.
What do you have to offer a potential partner?
Being a professional #instaboyfie.
What is one trait that might make Brooke run the other way?
Being devilishly handsome!

Bec
30, Charity Officer, Victoria

Chaotic, loud and enthusiastic, Bec is passionate about mental health, being an inclusive ally, cats and potatoes. The 30-year-old, won’t settle for just anyone and would travel anywhere for love.
Describe yourself in five words.
Gregarious, assertive, adventurous, ambitious and loyal.
Why did you apply for the show?
I needed to push myself out of my comfort zone to focus on my love life.
Why do you think you’re still single?
I would rather be single than with someone who’s not right for me.
What makes you the ultimate catch for Brooke?
I fully embrace every day and want to live life as happily and lovingly as possible.
What is one trait that might make Brooke run the other way?
I forget where everything is.

Carissa
30, Psychologist, Queensland

Intelligent and adventurous, Carissa has spent a lot of time sailing around the world. The registered psychologist works with at-risk youth, is always up for anything and loves getting out in nature and anything to do with the ocean.
What do you have to offer a potential partner?
A life of adventure.
Why did you apply for the show?
I’m still waiting to meet the person I want to create and share a life with. I saw Brooke was The Bachelorette and felt really drawn to her. She has many qualities that I am really attracted to, especially her caring nature towards young people.
Have you been in love before?
Yes, once. I think we were meant to help each other grow, but not stay together. He supported me through a very difficult time. We both challenged and supported each other to become better versions of ourselves.
What is one trait that might make Brooke run the other way?
I can be very awkward when I like someone and ramble and or tell stories about nothing that go in circles. I hope the right person adores my awkwardness, rather than runs away from it.

Darvid
27, Landscaper, Queensland

Driven and confident, Darvid can be a little blunt which sometimes gets him into trouble. The self- employed landscaper’s family, describe him as a bull in a China shop. With a glass half-full mentality, Darvid is finally at the stage in his life where he is open to finding the one.
Have you been in love before?
I’ve been in love a few times, and each has been slightly different. I feel like they have all contributed to who I am now.
Why do you think you’re still single?
I think I have pretty high standards at this point, and I won’t settle down until I have found the right person.
Describe your dream date.
I’m pretty simple. My dream date would be a nice bottle of wine accompanied by Italian food, somewhere warm, with a whole lot of laughs.
What is one trait that might make Brooke run the other way?
Just don’t let her see me on a surfboard.

Emily
25, Vet Receptionist, NSW

Excited, fiery and sensitive, Emily is always trying to bring out the best in people. Animal-obsessed and a social butterfly, the 25-year-old makes sure she is always open to learning new things.
Have you been in love before?
I thought I had been in love a few times before, but looking back on it, I think actually I was in lust.
Why did you apply for the show?
I’ve got so much love and energy for the right person. I’ve created a life that I love: I’m surrounded by the most amazing friends, I’m around animals every day and I make time for a boogie no matter what.
Describe your dream date.
My dream date would be doing something exciting, that gives us a special memory to look back on. I would love to have an animal encounter, a thrill-seeking experience, or even something as simple as going to see a band we both love and having a really good dance.
What is one trait that might make Brooke run the other way?
The amount of time I spend getting lost scrolling on TikTok. I literally cry-laugh scrolling through the app, then quote it until it’s no longer funny anymore.

Holly
27, Marketing Administrator, NSW

Having taught dance for over 10 years, the Marketing Administrator is now an NRL cheerleader, who
loves how dance gives people the opportunity to express themselves. Warm and inviting to everyone she meets, Holly wears her heart on her sleeve and now happy with other aspects of her life, she’s ready to find someone to share it with.
Describe yourself in five words.
Bubbly, energetic, friendly, athletic and clumsy.
Why do you think you’re still single?
I was head over heels in love for a long time, and I want to find someone who makes me feel that way again. I won’t settle for anything less.
Describe your dream date.
I would love to go watch a live sport game and have a drink and boogie afterwards! Or anything where we can be active.
What makes you the ultimate catch for Brooke?
I am bright, fun and bring so much love and energy to everything I do. I am genuinely looking for love and think Brooke, and my goals and outlook on life, align!

Jamie-Lee
30, Psychology Student, NSW

A romantic introvert who gives her everything to make someone happy, Jamie wants to settle down with the right person. Currently studying a Bachelor of Counselling, Jamie-Lee hopes to help youth who weren’t given a fair opportunity to succeed in their life. Since their friendship began on the Honey Badger’s season of The Bachelor Australia, she is eager to see if they could be more than friends.
Why did you apply for the show?
I applied when I saw Brooke was The Bachelorette. I believe we had a connection when we were in the house together on The Bachelor Australia.
Have you been in love before?
Yes, I have been in love before. My last relationship was incredibly loving and supportive. Even though she wasn’t “the one”, I experienced true love, and it’s taught me who I am, what I want, and how to be the best partner I can be.
What do you have to offer a potential partner?
I recognise that in a relationship, there are days and weeks where things get mundane, and life gets in the way. In those times, I am resilient and supportive and won’t give up when things get tough. I am open- minded and always willing to learn and better myself.
What is one trait that might make Brooke run the other way?
I’m ready for my next relationship to be my last. I want to find that one person I can do life with and raise a family with. I’m ready for commitment.

Jess
30, Software Sales Executive, South Australia

Jess is a self-confessed bubbly, down-to-earth Drama Queen who isn’t afraid to put herself out there. Vivacious and intelligent with a sometimes bratty attitude, the entrepreneur is an avid cook who doesn’t mind breaking the rules… as long as no one gets hurt.
Describe yourself in five words.
An outgoing, fierce, passionate and powerful woman.
Why do you think you’re still single?
I am protective of my energy. I know my worth, who I am as a person and what I have to offer. Choosing a partner, your forever person, should not be something that is rushed or taken lightly.
Describe your dream date.
Sitting on a rug on the sand overlooking the ocean near a fire pit, with a charcuterie board, sipping on wine and watching the sunset whilst talking to each other about life experiences and listening to the waves crash and the trees rustle. Or, perched on a cliff, overlooking the rainforest or hills watching the sunset. As long as it ends in a sunset, I will always be happy.
What is one trait that might make Brooke run the other way?
Being that I have lived and been on my own for quite some time, I tend to want to do things in a certain way.

Johann
27, Carpenter, NSW

Passionate about martial arts, Johann has competed around the world. The carpenter was born in Italy, speaks German and grew up on the sunny shores of Australia. Johann is a happy, positive person who likes to bring good vibes to any and all situations.
Describe yourself in five words.
Active, spontaneous, honest, silly and impetuous.
What do you have to offer a potential partner?
Someone to laugh at and a shoulder to cry on.
What are your relationship deal breakers?
Someone that lacks the ability to have a deep conversation, is close-minded and not open to new experiences.
What makes you the ultimate catch for Brooke?
We are both super active and share a sense of adventure.

Konrad
31, Carpenter, Victoria

Confident, loyal and a hopeless romantic, Konrad falls in love easily. His loved-up parents have taught the carpenter the importance of looking after your partner and your family, to be respectful and to be yourself.
The 31-year-old feels he’s in his prime and wants to find what his parents have.
Why do you think you’re still single?
I haven’t met the one yet. I’m being careful not to ignore the early signs, and any red flags. Just because I get along with someone, doesn’t mean I should be in a relationship with them. I am taking my time.
What do you have to offer a potential partner?
Loyalty, honesty, love, laughs and a few headaches.
Describe your dream date.
A trip to a country coastal town to find hidden spots and watch the sunset by the water, while eating tasty local treats and day dreaming about the magic of the universe.
What makes you the ultimate catch for Brooke?
I’m loyal, I’m honest and I will go to the ends of the earth for those I love.

Kurt
29, Sports Mentor, NSW

Adventurous and impulsive, Kurt likes to use his skills to help those less fortunate. The Sports Mentor enjoys getting outdoors, surfing, hiking, camping and riding motorbikes. His parents’ marriage has shown him the importance of being around for the ups and downs, and he is ready to fall in love and have someone to go on adventures with.
Describe yourself in five words.
Random, adventurous, smile, inquisitive and shy (at times).
Have you been in love before?
Yes, I have been in love twice before.
Why do you think you’re still single?
I like my individual space and time. When I was training as a swimmer, I was selfish of my time, and it has taken me a lot to change that.
What is one trait that might make Brooke run the other way?
I’ve never really had a long-term partner. Brooke may see that as a red flag.

Matt
31, Metal Fabricator, Queensland

Positive, friendly and hardworking, Matt is always looking to challenge himself. The 31-year-old loves meeting new people and is looking for a laid-back girl to do life with. Having grown up with two sisters has shown him how to treat a woman with love and respect, but still have a cheeky side.
Describe yourself in five words.
Happy, carefree, understanding, fun and compassionate.
What do you have to offer a potential partner?
I’m an open book and always bettering myself.
Describe your dream date.
A picnic with a cheese platter, wine, music, and a sunset.
What is one trait that might make Brooke run the other way?
I may love my dog more than her but only at first.

Ritu
25, Filmmaker, Victoria

Career-focussed Ritu is ready and looking for a solid partner to build a life with. Honest in her relationships and friendships, the 25-year-old’s parents support her finding someone worthy of her love.
Why do you think you’re still single?
Maybe I have been investing in the wrong people? I’m quite romantic and want to work on being a good partner to someone who is worth it.
What do you have to offer a potential partner?
My attention, genuine conversations, wellbeing support, trust and intimacy.
What makes you the ultimate catch for Brooke?
I think Brooke and I are very similar. Not only are we both POC queer women, we are both based in Melbourne and passionate about mental health and trauma recovery. I studied law so that I can support women who have experienced any kind of abuse.
What is one trait that might make Brooke run the other way?
Sometimes I am not good at being emotionally aware of other people’s feelings.

Ryan
29, Plumber, NSW

Confident, gym-loving Ryan enjoys watching sport and keeping in shape, after a knee reconstruction saw him side-lined during AFL. Having experienced heartbreak in the past, the 29-year-old is open to travelling across the other side of the world to find the love of his life.
Describe yourself in five words.
Charismatic, caring, passionate, open‐minded and fun.
What do you have to offer a potential partner?
Support, honesty, physical affection (physical touch is my love language), family values and a high EQ.
Describe your dream date.
Sky‐dive in the day, and dinner and drinks on a yacht at sunset.
What makes you the ultimate catch for Brooke?
I am family‐oriented, supportive, and protective of the ones I love. I like to keep fit and healthy. I am very accepting and understanding.

Steve
29, Podiatrist, NSW

Hardworking and intelligent goofball Steve believes in being a good person and putting positivity into the Ethos. The business owner likes to keep active by playing rugby, riding motorbikes, swimming, and running. Steve’s ideal date is anything active followed by a nice dinner.
Why do you think you’re still single?
I’m looking for someone to really light up my world, and I’m yet to find that.
What do you have to offer a potential partner?
Fun times, lots of laughs, a very supportive and caring environment and spontaneity.
Describe your dream date.
My dream date would be any activity (rock climbing, motorbike ride, hike, arcade, go karting or mini golf) followed by a picnic at a beach.
What is one trait that might make Brooke run the other way?
Sometimes I’m too carefree and easy going for my own good.

Taje
23, Youth Worker, NSW

Loyal, empathetic, and protective, Taje follows her gut when making decisions. The 23-year-old’s culture is a big part of her life, and she is passionate about working with her community. The Youth Worker is looking for a partner whose lives together would be filled with love, passion and support.
Describe your dream date.
My dream date would be going for a bush walk, having a picnic, then going for a swim after.
Why do you think you’re still single?
I only date people that I have a genuine connection with. I prefer to stay single, than date someone for the sake of it.
What makes you the ultimate catch for Brooke?
I know who I am and what I stand for, which is why I believe I would make a great partner for Brooke.
What is one trait that might make Brooke run the other way?
If we were related through mob, which we are not. I checked.

7:30pm Wednesday & Thursday on 10.

8 Responses

  1. Do you see a correlation between the lack of comments and traffic to a story like this and its overnight ratings?

    I’d love to know what the site’s analytics might tell us about declining popularity of franchises.

    1. I wish it was that simple. I’ve learned over time I can rarely predict what will attract comments, so I don’t write with that in mind. But to answer your question… the show hasn’t started yet. “Meet the Casts” are regularly big traffic drivers when viewers begin to watch, but less so with comments per se. All quite complex!

  2. They should market this as “The Last Ever Bachelorette”.
    Put some FOMO into their marketing. Let it finish on a high and stop another network from rebooting it next year.
    They couldn’t seriously be doing another season next year?

    …that said it wouldn’t stop Seven from pouncing.

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