During our chat, the Perth local also opened up about her rise to fame, admitting that her time on The Bachelor was beset with drama and publicised issues. As for why she quit, Brooke says she grew tired of being pressured to play "the angry black girl".
“Obviously, they’re making a TV show and you hear that quite often. You’re basically characters in a show and you have to conform to be that character. If you don’t conform, they [producers] are quite aggressive with how they speak to you. I didn’t necessarily conform… and the manipulation is definitely there.
"I think they wanted me to be the angry black girl, but I was not that. I think they wanted me to step up and be controversial on camera in front of the girls which I don’t think is right. That’s not how I deal with confrontation. They stick you in these environments that are very testing and trying. You know, late nights, early mornings. It’s chaotic.”
After leaving the series, she had little interest in speaking to Nick Cummins again and even asked him to delete her number.
“He [Nick Cummins] had communicated with me while waiting for the show to air and I was very much confused why," she told us over the phone. "I obviously left on my own terms and I was moving on and I was trying to get past that and build myself back up from being in that environment… and then, yeah, he was very unusual with his text messages. I just told him to delete my number."
Although she ceased communication with him months before signing on to Bachelor in Paradise, Brooke reached out to the professional footy player before the show aired, warning him that she'd exposed his cryptic messages while on the series.
“I only reached out to him when Paradise was airing, giving him a courtesy call to let him know that I was going to tell people what he said. That was not a nice conversation, but I thought I was being courteous. He thought I was being spiteful. He came across a bit rude.”
You can hear our more from our exclusive Brooke Blurton interview below.