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Brooke Blurton says 'vulnerability is strength' as she lands the cover of Women's Health

She’s become a household name after starring on Nick Cummins’ season of The Bachelor in 2018 and being Australia’s first bisexual Bachelorette last year.    

And now Brooke Blurton has landed the cover of the August issue of Australian Women’s Health, where she discusses the ‘strength’ of being vulnerable on social media. 

Brooke, 27, has been open in the past about her traumatic childhood marred by sexual assault, drug-fuelled violence and her mother’s suicide when she was just 11. 

Former Bachelorette Brooke Blurton, 27, says 'vulnerability is strength' as she lands the cover of the August issue of Australian Women's Health (pictured)

Former Bachelorette Brooke Blurton, 27, says ‘vulnerability is strength’ as she lands the cover of the August issue of Australian Women’s Health (pictured) 

Asked by the publication whether she ever feels the need to ‘retain something’ for herself, when she shares so much of her life on Instagram, Brooke said that while it’s important to set ‘healthy boundaries’, there’s a beauty in showing your vulnerability.

‘I’m not afraid to share the ugly stuff as well. Vulnerability is strength and that’s what I truly believe,’ she said.

‘If you can be vulnerable with yourself and also with others, I admire that over being physically strong because I think that, for me, is so admirable and the strength to share vulnerability is not credited enough in this world.’

Asked by the publication whether she ever feels the need to 'retain something' for herself, when she shares so much of her life on Instagram, Brooke said that while it's important to set 'healthy boundaries', there's a beauty in showing your vulnerability

Asked by the publication whether she ever feels the need to ‘retain something’ for herself, when she shares so much of her life on Instagram, Brooke said that while it’s important to set ‘healthy boundaries’, there’s a beauty in showing your vulnerability

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Brooke stuns on the cover as she shows off her washboard stomach and overall toned physique in a pale green sports bra and matching full-length leggings.

She teams the look with an Adidas and Stella McCartney workout bag, and is primped to perfection with wavy brunette tresses styled out and elegant makeup. 

Brooke also took to her Instagram Stories on Sunday to share behind-the-scenes footage of herself clad in her pale green ensemble and getting her makeup done.

'I'm not afraid to share the ugly stuff as well. Vulnerability is strength and that's what I truly believe,' she said. Brooke added that she admires vulnerability over being 'physically strong'

‘I’m not afraid to share the ugly stuff as well. Vulnerability is strength and that’s what I truly believe,’ she said. Brooke added that she admires vulnerability over being ‘physically strong’

Brooke also took to her Instagram Stories on Sunday to share behind-the-scenes footage of herself clad in the pale green ensemble and getting her makeup done

Brooke also took to her Instagram Stories on Sunday to share behind-the-scenes footage of herself clad in the pale green ensemble and getting her makeup done

She teamed the look with white sneakers and appeared in great spirits during the shoot

She teamed the look with white sneakers and appeared in great spirits during the shoot

Identifying as a proud Noongar-Yamatji woman from Western Australia, Brooke previously discussed her struggles on SBS program Noongar Dandjoo.

‘I grew up in a country town in Carnarvon. I spent my childhood there up until I was about 11, when my mum unfortunately passed away – she committed suicide,’ she said.

‘That was a hard time, living in Carnarvon with my mum and nan, losing mum, and then nan actually passed away a month later.’

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Brooke eventually went to live with her father, but admitted: ‘To be honest, he wasn’t that supportive.’

The former Bachelorette has been open in the past about her traumatic childhood marred by sexual assault, drug-fuelled violence and her mother's suicide when she was just 11

The former Bachelorette has been open in the past about her traumatic childhood marred by sexual assault, drug-fuelled violence and her mother’s suicide when she was just 11

'I grew up in a country town in Carnarvon. I spent my childhood there up until I was about 11, when my mum unfortunately passed away - she committed suicide,' she said on SBS program Noongar Dandjoo. Pictured: Brooke, her mother and her siblings in an undated photo

‘I grew up in a country town in Carnarvon. I spent my childhood there up until I was about 11, when my mum unfortunately passed away – she committed suicide,’ she said on SBS program Noongar Dandjoo. Pictured: Brooke, her mother and her siblings in an undated photo

‘Growing up was pretty complicated. [There was] a lot of drug and alcohol violence in my childhood and I had an older sister who suffered from schizophrenia,’ she added.

Her brother Troy told the program: ‘Brooke was definitely someone I had to run to when I had problems.

‘I went through quite a bit of depression when I was on drugs, drinking a lot, wasn’t really in the right place.’ 

Brooke's life before fame was anything but a fairytale (pictured with her family)

Brooke’s life before fame was anything but a fairytale (pictured with her family)

Brooke also discussed her tough upbringing in a TedX talk in 2019, revealing she was sexually assaulted after her mother’s funeral.

‘I don’t remember how I processed that information or how I was feeling at that time, but what I do remember is I found a phone book and a house phone and I looked up my dad’s name, I found a number and dialled,’ she said.

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‘My stepmother answered, and I didn’t tell her what had happened, I just said, ‘Could you come get me?” 

Brooke’s father, who was living in Perth, picked her up a day later. 

Brooke also discussed her tough upbringing in a TedX talk in 2019, revealing she was sexually assaulted after her mother's funeral. 'I don't remember how I processed that information or how I was feeling at that time,' she said

Brooke also discussed her tough upbringing in a TedX talk in 2019, revealing she was sexually assaulted after her mother’s funeral. ‘I don’t remember how I processed that information or how I was feeling at that time,’ she said 

‘I left in the middle of the night that night and I didn’t say goodbye to my brothers. I pretty much left my home,’ she recalled.

‘I felt like I’d lost everything at that moment. I’d lost my sense of belonging, my family, my mum and also my connection to my Aboriginality. This was when I had first ever thought of suicide.’

Despite the horrors of her childhood, Brooke found the strength to push through her own mental health issues to become a role model for her siblings.    

Lifeline crisis support number: 13 11 14. www.lifeline.org.au. Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

Despite the horrors of her childhood, Brooke found the strength to push through her own mental health issues to become a role model for her siblings. Pictured: Brooke with her brother Troy

Despite the horrors of her childhood, Brooke found the strength to push through her own mental health issues to become a role model for her siblings. Pictured: Brooke with her brother Troy

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