Brooke Warne didn’t find her “path” until after her famous father Shane died, but she’s making the most of it now.
The 26-year-old is exploring the worlds of fashion and food through her social media presence.
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Hundreds of thousands of fans consume her ‘Cook with Brooke’ and ‘Get Ready With Me’ fashion videos on TikTok.
Having gone through a number of jobs when she was younger, Warne feels she has finally found her niche.
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“I think people underestimate how difficult being a content creator, or an influencer, actually is,” she told Sunrise from The Birdcage at Flemington.
“It’s not a 9-5 job where you clock on at 9am, finish at 5pm — sometimes you’re shooting on the weekends, sometimes you’re shooting after hours.
“But it’s all part of it and I really enjoy it and I’m really grateful to be in the position that I am in.”
Brooke Warne at the Melbourne Cup with her partner. Credit: Sam Tabone/Getty Images
She said ‘Cook with Brooke’, in particular, had stoked something inside of her.
“I think it’s my found passion,” she said of the initiative.
“For years, I worked in hospitality, delivering pizzas, events management — all over the shop. Never really knew what I wanted to do, and then sort of found my path in the last 18 months. I’m really happy with what I’m doing at the moment.
“I think since I was little, I was always passionate about food, passionate about how food brings people together.”
Asked how the family is going, 20 months on from Shane’s tragic death, Warne said supporting each other was vital.
“I think we’re going OK. I’m really grateful for the family and friends I have around,” she said.
“I think the most important thing is, if you surround yourself with good people, you’re going to be OK.”
Brooke Warne with her famous dad, Shane, in 2003. Credit: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
Brooke’s admission comes just a week after her younger brother Jackson opened up on the grief of their father’s death for the first time.
Jackson appeared on Head Game with SAS Australia chief instructor Ant Middleton, explaining that he had previously rejected interviews but was more than happy to speak to the star of the Seven show.
He was just 22 when the world was shocked by the news of his dad’s death.
For the first time in 18 months, he recalled the moment he received the devastating call.
But before that, Middleton read out messages to Jackson that had been sent to him from Shane when Jackson was on SAS Australia.
“I’m doing this because your dad was so proud of you. And I think that you need to hear it,” Middleton said on the podcast.
The message went: “Hello Antony. I hope you don’t mind me dropping you a message and saying ‘Hi’. We’re loving SAS Australia and what you and your team have done for my son Jackson. He absolutely loved it. Very, very proud of him for having a crack at the show. Cheers and sorry to take up your time, Shane.”
Jackson Warne eating McDonald’s as a tribute to father Shane. Credit: Instagram / TikTok
Middleton then asked Jackson about the day he got the news of Shane’s death.
“I don’t think I’ll ever be able to probably forget where I was or what I was doing,” Jackson said.
“Because all you get is a phone call. And then when you hang up the phone call, your life that you’ve been living, your entire life, everything you ever knew sort of was like this, just gets whooshed, just completely flipped upside down.
“Who am I going to ask for advice now? Well, hang on, you’re telling me I can never see him ever again? Your mind does 100 million thoughts an hour and you’re like, ‘What?’. You’re just in complete shock.
“You have all these thoughts, and you let the tears out, that you just sort of sit in silence. I was with my girlfriend, my sister, Brooke, and her partner, and then my mum. And we just got the call, hung up the phone and we just sat in silence for hours. And then our grandparents came over, and then a few other friends and family came over.
“But I can still very vividly remember, you know, seeing my phone and who was calling I’m like, ‘Well, hang on. He’s with my dad. Very weird that he would be calling me and not my dad’. And then yeah, ‘S***, it’s real’. And then you sort of just go on to like a complete shock.
“You don’t want to accept it. Like I’m still convinced, and it might sound crazy, but I’m convinced that I’ll at least have one conversation with my dad again, like I don’t know, whether it be in a dream or somewhere, I’m convinced that I’ll be at least talking to him one more time, because there’s no way I won’t be able to talk to him about you know, poker, or St Kilda Football Club or any of our hobbies that we used to do all the time.
Jackson believes a dream he had was Shane telling him he that was in charge. Credit: Instagram – jacksonwarne18
“There’s no way I won’t be able to talk to him about it. And I can tell you about a dream that might sound bizarre, but it would have been maybe two weeks, or two-and-a-half weeks after dad passed, and I was driving my car. He was driving his car. And we used to sort not race, we used to just drive next to each other and, you know, race a little bit.
“But he was always the better driver in the better car. So (he) always beat me all the time, all the time. And in this dream I had, I was driving my car, he was driving his car, we’re both looking each other left and right and driving and driving.
“And then all of a sudden our cars sort of, they sort of merged, and I was in the driver’s seat of his car. And then I looked to my left, and he wasn’t there. And then I sort of woke up and I can really vividly remember that dream.”
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