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Not only did Brooke Blurton make history in 2021 as the first Indigenous and openly bisexual woman to star on The Bachelorette, but she’s also one of the few people who have appeared on three different seasons within the reality TV franchise.
Now, the 27-year-old youth worker has spoken with Yahoo Lifestyle about the future of the dating show and what she’d like to see on season ten of The Bachelor later this year.
“People won't know this, but I have a lot of ideas around the franchise,” she says.
“I think it could be doing more. I think my season only kind of scratched the surface with what it's capable of doing in terms of what it could address, the conversations it can have, and what it means for people who watch The Bachelor.
“Because it's a bit outdated, let's be honest.”
‘People want to watch people living their best lives’
Brooke details that she went to production in the early stages of her season last year with her own ideas about what she wanted to happen.
“Some of them weren't executed due to Covid, but I'm really hoping that Covid doesn't have an impact on the next season because I think it can be great,” she continues.
“I said, ‘Change the location to a place where it's so much more enjoyable'. I even suggested Western Australia because it's so isolated and it's also beautiful weather the majority of the year.
“So the fact that they're taking it to the Gold Coast, I'm so here for it. Because when you're freezing your little bum off in the middle of winter at these cocktail parties and you are breathing frozen air, no one wants to watch someone be cold. People want to watch people living their best lives, warm and sunbaked.”
‘So much pressure’
Speaking about her own season, Brooke admits that there were things she could have done differently if she wanted to make the show more dramatic, but her main goal was for it to be a success.
“If I didn't have so much responsibility and so much weighing on my season, I think I would’ve taken a bit of a different turn with a majority of the contestants living in the same house for a bit of drama,” she laughs. “That’s my selfish side! Like, if I was on the outside not doing it, then yes, go for it.
“But I already had so many so much anxiety and so much pressure for it to be a successful season so I just wanted it to just roll out exactly how I pictured it.”
Brooke went on to say that she’s “so excited” to see Osher Günsberg on-screen again later this year and would love to have a role in the next season.
“You know what, call me anytime Osher,” she remarks. “If you need a co-host, I’m your girl.
“I haven't had success yet! Maybe I can be the pessimist. Maybe he's really about love and I'm like, ‘Look, guys, it may or may not work. Like, 50/50. If you need a shoulder to cry on, my shoulders are big enough’.”
Brooke recently teamed up with SodaStream as their Earth Month Ambassador. You can learn more about SodaStream and their commitment to saving 78 billion single-use plastic bottles by 2025 here.
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