Sophie Monk was arguably the best Bachelorette Australia has ever seen, with her humour and honesty helping her season become the highest rating in the show’s history.
Speaking with Yahoo Lifestyle, Sophie shared her advice for the newest Bachelorette Brooke Blurton, whose journey to find love has just begun.
“I think she's pretty confident and she's got it down,” the 41-year-old admits.
“There's not much advice I can give her except to be herself and kind of trust that everyone's there for her.
“When do you get to be in an opportunity where there's a whole room of people that just want to date you? That doesn't happen a lot.
“I think she’s got it. Just be honest and be yourself and it'll work out.”
Brooke is set to make history for the reality series, as the first openly pansexual star of the show and the series’ first Indigenous lead.
“I am so ready for this,” Brooke said in a statement from Channel 10 when she was announced as Bachelorette back in May.
“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.”
Both men and women aged 23-35 were encouraged to apply for her season, which kicked off filming late last month.
Although Sophie didn’t find her happily ever after on The Bachelorette - splitting from winner Stu Laundy three months after filming ended - she recently announced her engagement on social media.
The TV personality took to Instagram in January to share the news that her partner, neurosurgical robotics consultant Joshua Gross, had proposed after two years of dating.
Sophie explains to Yahoo Lifestyle that she and Joshua are “going to go with the flow” when it comes to planning their wedding.
"I'm very much an eleventh-hour organiser anyway,” she reveals. “I think it's the industry I’m in, everything’s eleventh-hour so I’m fine with that, I’m not stressing too much.
“But I think it's going to be low-key. Keep it little, it’s about us.”
While she’s been very open with her life and dating history in the past, fans shouldn’t expect Sophie to air her wedding on TV.
“No way,” she says defiantly. “You want to enjoy the day. I think we’ll just keep it chill between us if we can.”
The Love Island host has been engaged at least twice before, first to Benji Madden of the band Good Charlotte and then multi-millionaire businessman Jimmy Esebag. She was also previously linked to English actor Jason Statham, Australian star Sam Worthington, and American TV personality Ryan Seacrest.
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