Brooke Blurton confronts the MAJOR problem with casting both male and female contestants on The Bachelorette
Brooke Blurton has made history by becoming the first openly bisexual Bachelorette.
And during a interview on Studio 10 on Friday, the 26-year-old Bachelor alum addressed the major problem with casting both males and females on the show.
The Indigenous star admitted it’s ‘inevitable’ some of the contestants will find love with each other in the mansion, instead of with her.
‘It could be inevitable’: During a interview on Studio 10 on Friday, bisexual Bachelorette Brooke Blurton addressed the major problem with casting both males and females on the show
When asked by host Sarah Harris how she would feel if that were to happen, Brooke began by clarifying she’s ‘a reasonable person’ when it comes to relationships.
‘If it happens, who am I to stop it?’ she added. ‘I think it’s one of those things… it could be inevitable to happen and that’s totally fine.’
Brooke, who appeared on Nick Cummins’ season of The Bachelor in 2018 and the 2019 season of Bachelor in Paradise, admitted she’d feel somewhat ‘disappointed’ but wouldn’t let it seriously affect her journey.
‘Look, I’ll be disappointed that we didn’t get to develop that relationship for whatever reason,’ she said. ‘It is what it is, and it will happen. I’ve just got to take it as it goes.’
‘If it happens, who am I to stop it?’ The Indigenous star admitted it’s ‘inevitable’ some of the contestants will find love with each other in the mansion, instead of with her
She then suggested that two contestants hooking up would be a good thing, because The Bachelor franchise is about finding love after all.
‘I’m really happy if it does happen. If something can come from this, then I’ll be happy,’ she said.
On Thursday, Brooke told The Daily Telegraph she was ‘ready’ to help smash reality TV conventions as the first openly bisexual Bachelorette.
Brooke continued: ‘Look, I’ll be disappointed that we didn’t get to develop that relationship for whatever reason. It is what it is, and it will happen. I’ve just got to take it as it goes’
When asked how she felt audiences would take the change, the youth worker said: ‘I am not too sure if Australia is ready for it. I certainly am.
‘If it makes people feel uncomfortable in any way, I really challenge them to think about why it does.’
The forthcoming series will mark the first time any season of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette has featured a mixed-gender cast vying for the lead star’s affections.
World first: The upcoming series will mark the first time globally that any of the Bachelor or Bachelorette franchises will feature a mixed-gender cast. Brooke is pictured with Alex Nation on the 2019 spin-off of Bachelor In Paradise
Brooke has dated men and women in the past.
She addressed her sexuality on The Bachelor in 2018, telling leading man Nick Cummins: ‘I’ve had four relationships… one with a guy but I’ve also had two relationships with women.
‘When I was in those relationships, I looked beyond what they were as female and I really loved [them] for who they were as people.’
Making history: On Thursday, the Indigenous star told The Daily Telegraph that she’s ‘ready’ to help smash the reality TV show’s conventions