The Bachelorette Australia Has Been Announced and She Is About to Make History

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With newcomer pilot Jimmy Nicholson at the helm of The Bachelor, it’s time that we learned who would be handing out roses on The Bachelorette Australia 2021.

Finally, the announcement has been made that former The Bachelor and Bachelor In Paradise star, Brooke Blurton, will be taking the leading role.

“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,” she said in a statement. “

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.”

In an interview with the The Daily Telegraph, Blurtin said she “wouldn’t have it any other way.”

“If it makes people feel uncomfortable in any way, I really challenge them to think about why it does.

26-year-old Blurton is the first pansexual and first Indigenous Australian to be cast as the Bachelorette in a move that is not only history in the making, but a positive shift in diversity on Australian screens. 

“Times are more progressive and sexuality and gender expression are just so fluid these days. I am not too sure if Australia is ready for it. I hope they are. I certainly am.”

Rumours circulated back in early 2020 that Blurton had indeed been offered the role, however, at the time, she didn’t think Australia was ready for it.

“I’m a little bit different in the sense that I date both sexes and whether Channel 10 and Warner Brothers would be up to a bi Bachelorette [is the question],” she told The Babble podcast.

“I don’t know what they would think that looks like or if Australia would be ready for that”.

Well, we’re certainly ready for you now, Brooke!

At the time of publication, applications are still open for contestants so head to Warner Bros. casting here and you can follow Brooke on Instagram here.

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