Three things with Brooke Blurton: ‘I try not to be on my phone as much as I used to be’

In our weekly interview about objects, the former Bachelorette tells us about family heirlooms and a tool she uses to escape being online

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In 2021 Brooke Blurton made Australian TV history as the first ever Indigenous and bisexual Bachelorette. She was the reality star Australia was rooting for but when the cameras stopped rolling, the fairytale quickly ended.

Shortly after filming wrapped, Blurton was notified that her sister, Ky, had died suddenly in Perth – something producers kept from her for two or three days. She travelled to Western Australia to arrange the funeral but had to complete 14 days of Covid quarantine alone, while grieving her loss.

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