For the first time globally in either the Bachelor or Bachelorette TV franchise, the cast will be mixed gender after an Australian bisexual youth worker was cast as the latest star of The Bachelorette.
As reported in Australian News Corp papers today, the 26-year-old Brooke Blurton, who has already appeared in the franchise before, famously leaving the Bachelor show before being kicked out in the year where Bachelor Nick Cummins failed to choose a winner.
Although this is a first for the worldwide reality format, plenty of dating shows have had bisexual contestants before, including series called The Bi Life back in 2019 which was hosted by Australian Courtney Act and saw a mixed-gender house vie for each other in a series of dates and dinner parties.
Contestant casting for the bachelorette is currently underway with the series expected to been broadcast later in the year post the Olympics.
Blurton who is a proud Noongar-Yamatji woman said she is drawn to healthy, athletic people that will love her for what she has to offer.
“They will definitely share the same values and morals and integrity,” Blurton said to News Corp.
“I am looking for that person that ticks a lot of the boxes that I’ve been missing. I am not in a huge rush to do the typical marriage and children thing, I just really want to fall in love with someone that is on that trajectory with me.
“I like someone who takes care of themselves and is self confident and owns that. I am not too worried about physical though, I think I look beyond that in most people but you do have to be sexually attracted to them and that is key to this experience.”
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Blurton seemed unfazed by the potential for two or more of her potential contestants to fall in love in the house before she even gets the chance to choose one.
“I can’t control that situation,” she said. “I would be really supportive if that is what they want but I would also be a bit disheartened if I didn’t get the chance to develop that relationship with them as well.
“It is what it is, you have to roll with it. This is all such a new thing, if something good comes out of it, then that is it.”
Last Updated on May 20, 2021