Environmentalist Brett Is Ready to Take the Win on ‘Million Dollar Island’

Million Dollar Island 2023 contestant Brett

We started with 100 contestants and one million dollars on the line, but just one week into Million Dollar Island, we’ve already said farewell to multiple contestants. Channel 7’s newest reality competition might be a game, but it’s certainly no joke. Hosted by Ant Middleton, the show has been nothing but chaos so far, and we’re loving it. But with so many new faces, it’s time to get to know the players who make up the Million Dollar Island cast.

Million Dollar Island Cast: Meet Brett Krause

45-year-old Brett Krause is a passionate environmentalist from Queensland. With a tenacious spirit, unwavering determination, and a knack for thinking outside the box, Brett’s all about caring for endangered species in Queensland with the construction of vital habitats. His passion for nature fuels his relentless pursuit to establish a lasting legacy for Australia’s native fauna.

A philosophical man with a signature beard, Brett brings a unique perspective to his work. As a self-proclaimed “non-practising, practising sociologist,” he embraces open-mindedness, adaptability, and the ability to seize opportunities in any situation.

Brett’s the first to admit that his impatience occasionally gets the best of him, and he loathes technology hiccups — particularly when computers and IT systems cease to function. Thankfully, technology won’t be an issue on Million Dollar Island, but in his personal interactions, Brett holds a strong aversion to laziness, superficiality, egotism, and dismissiveness, and he firmly believes in the power of first impressions.

Brett’s Life Outside the Show

At home, Brett resides with his long-term partner and their child, as well as a Russian blue cat, three chickens, and five ducks. He’s all about forming a harmonious household alongside the forest’s native creatures.

Brett doesn’t have a huge presence on Instagram, but the snaps he’s shared to date are all reflective of his environmental values and his Million Dollar Island adventure.


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How Brett Would Spend His Million Dollar Island Prize

If Brett emerges triumphant, he has ambitious plans for how he’ll spend the prize money. Brett dreams of acquiring a vast, degraded property spanning over 100 acres, which he would then rejuvenate and reforest.

Then, he’d like to establish a Shinto eco resort as a sustainable source of income to support further forest-building initiatives. As you can see, fast cars and luxe holidays are not high on Brett’s list of priorities. He’s all about conservation and investing in the planet we all inhabit.

But will Brett be able to make it to the end? Only time will tell. Until then…

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