This almost makes up for all the awful mistakes from past seasons.
Like most reality TV in Australia, The Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise has long been criticised for its lack of diversity when it comes to casting.
Brooke’s casting is a huge step forward for Australian television, marking her as the first Indigenous lead for the Bachie franchise AND the first queer woman!
Burton identifies as bisexual, which means producers will be casting a mix of both men and women for her to woo — and we can only pray this step forward for diversity extends to the contestants too.
Speaking to Channel 10 about the news, Burton said: “My perfect person is someone that loves me for me. I hope they offer shared values and compassion for others. I’m so excited and hope that I finally find that person I’ve been waiting for.”
Aussies are absolutely rejoicing in the news — commending the producers for finally giving Australia the kind of representation that really matters.
TV and Movies
Get all the best moments in pop culture & entertainment delivered to your inbox.
Need Your Help Today. Your $1 can change life.