I really like this column, I do. Probably more so than any other column we run on MTV.com.au (don’t tell them). But there are days (ok, this day, a Friday afternoon when I’m fresh out of coffee and inspiration) when it’s very annoying. How am I possibly meant to condense someone’s entire being into a few fun, witty remarks? To add insult to injury, that someone happens to be new Bachelorette Brooke Blurton – a person so charming and multifaceted she required her own TV show. Why did I ever think this was a good idea? I regret everything.
Writer angst aside, the biggest thing that comes to mind when I think of Brooke is her humility and easy charm – she’s genuinely good fun to chat to. After just two conversations, I fully understand why 16 individuals would willingly endure drama-filled cocktail parties, potentially mortifying rose ceremonies and hang off a literal CLIFF(!?), all to date her. She really is worth the hassle.
With Brooke’s season of The Bachelorette kicking off this week, now felt like the right time to delve deeper. Who is Noongar-Yamatji woman Brooke Blurton, and what are her thoughts on what happens when we die? Is she a morning person? And, most importantly, how does she feel about her hair? This round of Pressing Questions will answer all that and more.
Something COVID taught you?
To be adaptable and roll with the punches.
Last movie you watched
Last movie was Free Life, with Ryan Reynolds. It was really good! Loved it. I love gaming so it was interesting.
Best advice you’ve received?
It was by Narelda Jacobs and she said, "Just get it done."
How do you feel about your hair?
It definitely needs a bit of a break after so much styling lately. It needs to be left alone.
What happens when you die?
I'm real spiritual. I just definitely feel like we leave earth-side and we go to a passing life. So, it's much more enjoyable.
Describe yourself in three words
Three words, okay: open-minded. I think a bit sassy. And I’d say I also don't take myself too seriously – whatever that word is.
One person or thing you think is underrated
Bread. You can't go wrong with just bread. Specifically, I think a good fresh sourdough is perfect, or ciabatta.
You can time travel to the past or the future. Where do you go and why?
I would go back to when my muom was alive and I'd give her a big hug.
Nature or nurture?
I'm going to say nature.
What do you doubt most?
Daily ritual you couldn't live without
Taking my dogs for a walk.
How are you at 8am (are you a morning person?)
I sit on a scale, at some points I'm good with mornings. Sometimes, I'm terrible. It depends on if I've got things on.
Something you're passionate about
Improving the lives of young people.
Words and interview by Alice Griffin, editor-in-chief of this very site. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @_alicegriffin.
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