WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Australia’s Bachelorette is making history by casting the franchise’s first openly bisexual star with the show’s upcoming season.
- The 26-year-old Brooke Blurton will have both men and women compete for her affection and her roses.
- It will be the first time any of the Bachelor or Bachelorette franchises around the world will feature a mixed-gender cast.
Australia’s Bachelorette is making history by casting its first openly bisexual lead star — Brooke Blurton.
Network 10 announced Wednesday that the 26-year-old will star in the latest season with both men and women contestants vying for her heart. Blurton is also the first Indigenous woman to star in the franchise.
In a statement, the reality star said: “I am so ready for this. Having the opportunity to choose my person and who I want in my life, is a truly unique and special experience.
She added: “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.”
Australia’s Bachelorette 2021 season will be the first time any of the Bachelor or Bachelorette franchises across the globe will feature a mixed-gender cast.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Blurton said she’s not too sure if Australia is ready for it.
“I certainly am,” she affirmed. “If it makes people feel uncomfortable in any way, I really challenge them to think about why it does.”
In the 2018 season of Bachelor Australia, Blurton joined the show to compete for the heart of former Australian rugby union international Nick Cummins.
According to Australian Broadcasting Corporation News, Blurton suddenly quit toward the end of the season. She was also part of a previous season of Australia’s Bachelor in Paradise.
In a statement about the upcoming season, host Osher Günsberg said: “We are a nation of people from so many different backgrounds, so many different cultures and so many different experiences, yet we all have one thing in common – we all want to be loved in a way that is meaningful to us. I can’t wait to get started on helping our Bachelorette Brooke find that kind of love.”
Source: Yahoo! News