Perth’s Brooke flowering on Bachelor Australia
BROOKE could be the most fascinating contestant in the history of reality TV show The Bachelor Australia.
The 23-year-old Perth beauty – one of the youngest in this season’s pack – is the first Indigenous woman to appear on the program.
She faced hardship and heartbreak when she was 11 when her Aboriginal mother died unexpectedly.
Her grandmother died shortly after, prompting Brooke to move from her home in Carnarvon – and separate from four siblings – and live in Perth with her English father and his family.
She is one of nine children, works in youth and mental health and is bisexual (although she prefers to identify as Brooke, rather than a sexuality).
And it seems we’re not the only ones fascinated with the petite Aussie stunner.
Bachelor Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins seemed infatuated from the get-go, giving her his first rose and key to the Bachie pad on premiere night.
“Honestly, when I got to
the red carpet and saw him I didn’t know who he was and that was what I wanted because he didn’t know who I was,” Brooke said.
“I think it is an advantage when you don’t know each other and you can get to know each other on a deeper level.”
At 23, it’s hard to believe anyone could be ready to settle down, but Brooke is different to most women.
“I’m pretty particular with what I want and I know what type of partner I need in my life,” she said.
“I didn’t go into the house with any expectations; it was all new and I just rode with it.”
We couldn’t leave the conversation without asking Brooke about the worst date she had endured before the show.
“I jumped on the Tinder train; my first and last Tinder date,” she said.
“I met him and he happened to be shorter than me, which is tiny because I'm five foot one, and as we were talking, a bit of chip landed on my cheek from his mouth.”
Brooke from The Bachelor Australia.