The Bachelorette: See who's vying for Brooke Blurton's heart

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With The Bachelorette due to start next week, internet sleuths are going into overdrive about who the contestants might be who are vying to win Brooke Blurton's heart this season. 

Over at www.bachandbachettefans.net, there have been some pretty good picks for who may be about to turn up on the show. 

Brooke Blurton on The Bachelorette
Brooke Blurton is looking for love on the 2021 season of The Bachelorette. Photo: Supplied

These seem to be backed up (in our opinion) by their Instagram account being set to private – let's face it, Insta is not generally a place where people like to be on the down-low particularly when they have reality TV friends!

So here are the top contenders for this year's contestants...

Carissa Croft

Carissa Croft and Megan Marx are friends. Photo: Instagram/@megan.leto.marx
Carissa Croft and Megan Marx are friends. Photo: Instagram/@megan.leto.marx

Friends with a former contestant of the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise - check; Instagram account now set to private - check. Spotted in the promo - check! We have a winner. 

According to So Dramatic! Megan, a former Bachelor contestant herself, and Carissa are besties and former roommates!

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Carissa in The Bachelorette 2021 promo. Photo: Network 10
Carissa in The Bachelorette 2021 promo. Photo: Network 10

"The best kind of trouble," Megan Marx wrote on her post with Carissa to which Carissa replied: "Haha double trouble. F**king love you & all the no good we get up to..." 

Is she up to no good with Brooke?

Kurt Herzog

Suspected Bachelorette contestant Kurt Herzog Photo: Instagram/@funkytrunks
Suspected Bachelorette contestant Kurt Herzog Photo: Instagram/@funkytrunks

Former swimming champ Kurt Herzog has also gone incognito on Insta after first being revealed as a possible contestant last week. Before that, he was public and open with his 2,732 followers.

He may have gone underground, or underwater, for now, but given his penchant for showing off his abs, doing modelling for the likes of Funky Trunks, we are sure to see more of Kurt on the show.

Kurt Herzog on The Bachelorette promo. Photo: Network 10
Kurt Herzog on The Bachelorette promo. Photo: Network 10

Holly

Dancer Holly makes an immediate impression on Brooke. Photo: Network 10
Dancer Holly makes an immediate impression on Brooke. Photo: Network 10

Holly introduces herself as a 27-year-old dancer and it's obvious from the get-go that Brooke is blown away! 

Little more is known about Holly at this early stage but we'd be foolish to discount her with their early chemistry.

Holly and Brooke slow dance. Photo: Network 10
Holly and Brooke slow dance. Photo: Network 10
Holly and Brooke's chemistry! Photo: Network 10
Holly and Brooke's chemistry! Photo: Network 10

Beau Tauwhara

Bondi based photographer Beau Tauwhara is thought to be a Bachelorette contestant. Photo: Instagram/@theinkedshooter
Bondi based photographer Beau Tauwhara is thought to be a Bachelorette contestant. Photo: Instagram/@theinkedshooter

Beau Tauwhara trained as a carpenter and moonlights as a photographer but given his strong Insta following (he has 109,000!) he is still keeping his professional profile live - for now.

Beau in the promo for The Bachelorette. Photo: Network 10
Beau in the promo for The Bachelorette. Photo: Network 10

Beau is also friends with Shannon Karaka and Sam Vescio and who were both on Becky and Elly Miles’ season of The Bachelorette according to So Dramatic!, a strong sign that he may has been sought out by producers...

Jamie-Lee Dayz

Jamie-Lee Dayz is hoping to get a second chance with Brooke. Photo: Network 10
Jamie-Lee Dayz is hoping to get a second chance with Brooke. Photo: Network 10

Jamie-Lee Dayz is a familiar face having met Brooke on the Honey Badger's season of The Bachelor. They had a connection there and Jamie-Lee is back to see if it was more than just that.

Jamie-Lee met Brooke on The Bachelor. Photo: Network 10
Jamie-Lee met Brooke on The Bachelor. Photo: Network 10

"Brooke and I spent a lot of time together in the house. We just clicked but I definitely think it was more than just friends," she said in the promo. "For three years I've wondered if this has been one-sided."

Jamie-Lee Dayz is hoping to get a second chance with Brooke. Photo: Network 10
Jamie-Lee Dayz is hoping to get a second chance with Brooke. Photo: Network 10

Now she is set to find out whether Brooke will give her a second chance or whether it really is just a friendship.

Darvid Garayeli

Could Darvid be Brooke's Persian prince? Photo: Network 10
Could Darvid be Brooke's Persian prince? Photo: Network 10

Darvid Garayeli is a landscape gardener who runs A to Z Garden & Property Maintenance in Brisbane's western suburbs. 

However, with his Persian charms, it seems that he will be tough competition for the other contestants. Even Brooke admits in one of the new promos that she has a really strong connection with Darvid early on!

Darvid Garayeli's grand entrance on The Bachelorette. Photo: Network 10
Darvid Garayeli's grand entrance on The Bachelorette. Photo: Network 10

Other contenders

So who are some of the other contestants that may also be competing for Brooke's attention? 

Other possible The Bachelorette contestants. Photo: Network 10
Other possible The Bachelorette contestants. Photo: Network 10

Steve Pliatsikas is a former rugby player and podiatrist who according to the online sleuths over at www.bachandbachettefans.net, briefly dated Nikki Ferris from Matt's season of The Bachelor;

Rebecca Pressing is from Victoria, and had to pivot during the pandemic moving from travel into charity work.

Philippa Coulton, is an activewear product developer from Brisbane;

And then there is Coco White who the Daily Mail speculates is an aspiring influencer.

The Bachelorette, premieres Wednesday October 20 at 7.30 on 10

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