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Love Island 2020: Meet the social media savvy hopefuls set to make a fortune

Love Island 2020: Meet the social media savvy hopefuls set to make a fortune


The first-ever winter Love Islanders were unveiled on Monday evening, and while their upcoming stints will be their first foray into stardom, it seems that many of the hopefuls are already on track to make a fortune.

Set to follow in the footsteps of rich ex-contestants Amber Gill, Dani Dyer and Olivia Buckland, Lewis Capaldi’s ex and singer Paige Turley already boasts a whopping 26,1000 followers on Instagram ahead of the series’ launch on Sunday.

Twin VIP hostesses’ Eve and Jess Gale are also followed by a whopping 27,000 users between them – seemingly garnered by their racy images on their social media platforms – as they lead this year’s most glamorous line-up ever, alongside the likes of Rochelle Humes’s younger sister, an aristocrat and even a naked butler.

Wow-factor! Twin VIP hostesses' Eve and Jess Gale are also followed by a whopping 27,000 users between them

Savvy: The first-ever winter Love Islanders were unveiled on Monday evening, and while their upcoming stints will be their first foray into stardom, it seems that many of the hopefuls are already on track to make a fortune (L: Paige Turley, R: Eve and Jess Gale)

With her followers set to sky-rocket in the coming days, Britain’s Got Talent 2012 contestant Paige, 22, is not only linked to the celebrity circle through her famous ex, but also commands attention with her sizzling social media snaps.

The West Lothian-based beauty often displays her enviably-toned figure in barely-there ensembles during fun-filled beach holidays and girls’ nights out.  

She was only 14 when she thrilled the BGT judges, including Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell, in 2012 with her moving performance of Birdy’s Skinny Love.

What a babe! Britain's Got Talent 2012 contestant Paige (centre), 22, is not only linked to the celebrity circle through her famous ex, but also commands attention with her sizzling social media snaps - already boasting 26,1000 Instagram followers

What a babe! Britain’s Got Talent 2012 contestant Paige (centre), 22, is not only linked to the celebrity circle through her famous ex, but also commands attention with her sizzling social media snaps – already boasting 26,1000 Instagram followers

Working it: The West Lothian-based beauty often displays her enviably-toned figure in a series of racy ensembles during fun-filled beach holidays and girls' nights out

She knows what she's doing: Paige pictured in a bikini during a sun-soaked holiday last year

Working it: The West Lothian-based beauty often displays her enviably-toned figure in a series of racy ensembles during fun-filled beach holidays and girls’ nights out

Double trouble Eve and Jess, 20, have appeared to take inspiration from last year’s Iranian bombshell Anna Vakili and her younger sister Mandi by uploading head-turning photos in near-identical outfits.

Flaunting their killer curves and sleek hair on their platforms, the Barbie-like siblings rack up approximately 1,000 likes per picture.

Their captivating social media presence has even caught the eye of Kylie Jenner’s ex, rapper Tyga, who they briefly met at an event.

On their encounter, Eve shared: ‘Kylie Jenner’s ex messaged me. We were both at an event and I posted an Instagram story tagging him. He then messaged me afterwards and we spoke on WhatsApp. Then when me and Jess were in Ibiza, he was there again. He asked me to meet him but we arrived the day he left.’ 

In their element: Flaunting their killer curves and sleek hair on their platforms, the Barbie-like siblings rack up approximately 1,000 likes per picture

Borrowing tips? Double trouble Eve and Jess, 20, (L) have appeared to take inspiration from last year's Iranian bombshell Anna Vakili and her younger sister Mandi (R) by uploading head-turning photos in near-identical outfits

Borrowing tips? Double trouble Eve and Jess, 20, (L) have appeared to take inspiration from last year’s Iranian bombshell Anna Vakili and her younger sister Mandi (R) by uploading head-turning photos in near-identical outfits

They've got your attention: Their captivating social media presence has even caught the eye of Kylie Jenner's ex, rapper Tyga, who they briefly met at an event

They’ve got your attention: Their captivating social media presence has even caught the eye of Kylie Jenner’s ex, rapper Tyga, who they briefly met at an event

Sending temperatures soaring: Jess looked phenomenal as she posed up a storm in a scanty grey two-piece during a getaway

Sending temperatures soaring: Jess looked phenomenal as she posed up a storm in a scanty grey two-piece during a getaway

Itsy-bitsy: Eve left little to the imagination during her Ibiza break in October as she managed to just about cover her modesty in a barely-there bikini

Itsy-bitsy: Eve left little to the imagination during her Ibiza break in October as she managed to just about cover her modesty in a barely-there bikini

As a heir to the stunning 2,000 acre Lanhydrock estate in Cornwall – home to Lanhydrock House – it’s no surprise Ollie Williams, 23, has a social media following of nearly 10,000.

The ‘alpha male’ is not afraid of stripping down to his underwear to showcase his incredibly toned physique, and often posts snaps from his wild nights out with his pals.

Socialite Ollie studied a Bachelor of Science degree in criminology at Royal Holloway University in London and currently works as a junior estate manager at Lanhydrock. 

In the circle: As a heir to the stunning 2,000 acre Lanhydrock estate in Cornwall - home to Lanhydrock House - it's no surprise Ollie Williams, 23, has a social media following of nearly 10,000 (pictured with mother Clare, father Andrew and sister Eloise)

In the circle: As a heir to the stunning 2,000 acre Lanhydrock estate in Cornwall – home to Lanhydrock House – it’s no surprise Ollie Williams, 23, has a social media following of nearly 10,000 (pictured with mother Clare, father Andrew and sister Eloise)

Toned: The 'alpha male' is not afraid of stripping down to his underwear to showcase his incredibly toned physique, and often posts snaps from his fun-filled nights out with his pals

Toned: The ‘alpha male’ is not afraid of stripping down to his underwear to showcase his incredibly toned physique, and often posts snaps from his fun-filled nights out with his pals

Famous faces: The land owner has documented bumping into a series of well-known sportsmen, including rugby player Maro Itoje Rugby (L)

Delighted: An excited Ollie pictured with former Italian footballer André Pirlo

Famous faces: The land owner has documented bumping into a series of well-known sportsmen, including rugby player Maro Itoje Rugby (L) and former Italian footballer André Pirlo (R)

Incredible: Ollie's 'family home' is Lanyhdrock House (pictured by Ollie in November 2017) - a Victorian mansion which is part of the UK's National Trust

Incredible: Ollie’s ‘family home’ is Lanyhdrock House (pictured by Ollie in November 2017) – a Victorian mansion which is part of the UK’s National Trust

The lads! He also shares snaps from his fun-filled nights out with his pals (pictured far right dressed up as the Peaky Blinders cast)

The lads! He also shares snaps from his fun-filled nights out with his pals (pictured far right dressed up as the Peaky Blinders cast)

Aside from being the younger sister of TV presenter Rochelle, medical PA Sophie Piper, 21, has already had a touch of fame and boasts 18,000 followers in her own right – as she is signed to Milk Model Management.

With a stunning figure, out-of-this-world beauty and a modelling contract under her belt, the Essex bombshell is certainly lined-up for a successful career following her stint. 

Former The Saturdays songstress Rochelle, 30, who also has a younger brother Jake and a sister Lili, is often a feature on Sophie’s social media accounts. 

The upcoming reality star hit headlines in recent months as she was said to have been in advanced talks with producers who were ‘desperate’ for her to appear in the reality show.

Spot the difference: Aside from being the younger sister of TV presenter Rochelle Humes, medical PA Sophie Piper has already had a touch of fame and boasts 18,000 followers in her own right - as she is signed to Milk Model Management

Spot the difference: Aside from being the younger sister of TV presenter Rochelle Humes, medical PA Sophie Piper has already had a touch of fame and boasts 18,000 followers in her own right – as she is signed to Milk Model Management

Here she comes! With a stunning figure, out-of-this-world beauty and a modelling contract under her belt, the Essex bombshell is certainly lined-up for a successful career following her stint

Hot topic: The upcoming reality star hit headlines in recent months as she was said to have been in advanced talks with producers who were 'desperate' for her to appear in the reality show

Here she comes! With a stunning figure, out-of-this-world beauty and a modelling contract under her belt, the Essex bombshell is certainly lined-up for a successful career following her stint 

What a stunner: The Essex beauty, 21, often treats her followers to behind-the-scene images from her fashion shoots

What a stunner: The Essex beauty, 21, often treats her followers to behind-the-scene images from her fashion shoots

With 5,700 followers, salesman Connor Durman, 25, from Brighton, is set to raise the roof with his dashing good looks, following his stint as a naked butler in Australia last year.

The hunk is expected to be a hit with the ladies as he showcases his heavily-tatted body, washboards abs and perfect set of teeth in his social media snaps.

Posting photos from the gym, the fitness enthusiast could be on course to become the next Anton Danyluk – who has cashed in on a new exercise app dedicated to ‘changing people’s lives’. 

Cheeky! With 5,700 followers, salesman Connor Durman, 25, from Brighton, is set to raise the roof with his dashing good looks, after his stint as a naked butler in Australia last year (pictured right)

Cheeky! With 5,700 followers, salesman Connor Durman, 25, from Brighton, is set to raise the roof with his dashing good looks, after his stint as a naked butler in Australia last year (pictured right)

Heartthrob? The hunk is expected to be a hit with the ladies as he showcases his heavily-tatted body, washboards abs and perfect set of teeth in his social media snaps

Stiff competition: Posting snaps from the gym, the fitness enthusiast could be on course to become the next Anton Danyluk (right) - who has cashed in on a new exercise app dedicated to 'changing people's lives'

Stiff competition: Posting snaps from the gym, the fitness enthusiast could be on course to become the next Anton Danyluk (right) – who has cashed in on a new exercise app dedicated to ‘changing people’s lives’

Bagging brains and beauty, London-based democratic services officer Shaughna Phillips, 25, could expect to secure beauty deals, fashion collections and even a make-up line – if her Instagram is anything to go by.

The blonde’s 6,400 following will increase once she hits screens, where she has promised to show off her ‘fun’ but ‘bossy’ side. 

On her easy-going personality, the blonde shares: ‘I’m chatty, funny and clever – people won’t expect it from me. When they hear me speak about certain things they’ll be shocked. I like to get on with everyone, too’ 

On-trend: Bagging brains and beauty, London-based democratic services officer Shaughna Phillips, 25, could expect to secure beauty deals, fashion collections and even a make-up line - if her Instagram is anything to go by

Saucy display: The blonde pictured as a sexy mermaid in a racy social media snap

On-trend: Bagging brains and beauty, London-based democratic services officer Shaughna Phillips, 25, could expect to secure beauty deals, fashion collections and even a make-up line – if her Instagram is anything to go by 

Set to cause a stir: The blonde's 6,400 following will increase once she hits screens, where she has promised to show off her 'fun' but 'bossy' side

Set to cause a stir: The blonde’s 6,400 following will increase once she hits screens, where she has promised to show off her ‘fun’ but ‘bossy’ side 

Former beautician Amber – who was crowned the winner of last year’s edition alongside her then-beau, rugby player Greg O’Shea – became a millionaire just six weeks after the series ended as she bagged £1million for Miss Pap clothing collection.

The Geordie beauty, 22, and the Irish hunk, 24, became the fastest ever show winners to part ways after he dumped her by text in early September. 

Love Island 2016 runners-up Olivia and Alex Bowen were named the richest stars from the show after amassing a huge £4.2million fortune collectively. 

In estimates from heat magazine’s Rich List 2019, it was claimed the married couple, aged 25 and 28 respectively, have made the most money from the show due to a host of collaborations with clothing brands, TV deals and work with beauty lines. 

Bombshell: Miss Ghana UK 2016 contestant Leanne Amaning, 22, works as a customer service advisor and is based in the English capital

Bombshell: Miss Ghana UK 2016 contestant Leanne Amaning, 22, works as a customer service advisor and is based in the English capital 

Sizzling: Garnering nearly 5,000 followers, the petite sized hopeful ensures all eyes on her in her glamorous outfits

Sizzling: Garnering nearly 5,000 followers, the petite sized hopeful ensures all eyes on her in her glamorous outfits

What a vision: 'Funny, cheeky and charismatic' Nas Majeed (L), 23, is a sports science graduate and builder from London with 10,300 followers

In good shape: Scaffolder Callum Jones (far right), also 23, boasts 5,700 followers

What a vision: ‘Funny, cheeky and charismatic’ Nas Majeed (L), 23, is a sports science graduate and builder from London with 10,300 followers, while scaffolder Callum Jones (far right), also 23, boasts 5,700 followers

The magazine recently published a rich list for nine years and with the help of company accounts, endorsement deals and TV contracts, the wealth of under-30 entertainers who are residents in the UK are estimated. 

Love Island 2018 winner Dani reportedly earned £1.7million since leaving the show after winning £50,000 with ex boyfriend Jack Fincham.

The daughter of Danny Dyer is thought to have bagged a six-figure contract to be the face of Mark Hill, according to the publication.

She also collaborated with In The Style to release a fashion range – thought to have earned her a staggering £750,000.

In his element: Police officer Mike Boateng, 24, often shows off his incredible six-pack to his 3,400 followers

In his element: Police officer Mike Boateng, 24, often shows off his incredible six-pack to his 3,400 followers

No wonder! Bristol-based beauty consultant Siânnise Fudge, 25, is followed by 5,600 Instagram accounts, which is currently on the rise

Glitzy: The upcoming TV star updates her friends with her stylish outfits on nights out

No wonder! Bristol-based Bbauty consultant Siânnise Fudge, 25, is followed by 5,600 Instagram accounts, which is currently on the rise

Amber Davies found fame on series three of Love Island when she won £50,000 alongside Kem Cetinay. Despite parting ways with the Essex lad shortly after leaving the show, Amber has paved her way to a small fortune as she took to the WestEnd stage. She is reported to have made £1.6million.  

With more Islanders set to be added after the show debuts on Sunday, Love Island’s winter edition is sure to keep fans warm during the long nights ahead. 

The latest batch of hopefuls are set to be protected by armed guards, as the show’s bosses parry kidnap concerns in South Africa.

She means business! 2019 winner Amber Gill became a millionaire just six weeks after the series ended as she bagged £1million for Miss Pap clothing collection (pictured in the recent retailer's campaign)

She means business! 2019 winner Amber Gill became a millionaire just six weeks after the series ended as she bagged £1million for Miss Pap clothing collection (pictured in the recent retailer’s campaign)

The singletons will live in a luxurious £5.3million villa in Cape Town, one of the world’s most dangerous cities, for six weeks. 

As well as TV crews being given training on dealing with any potential security, breach guards will be on constant watch. 

Laura Whitmore will host the series as Caroline Flack stands down after being charged with assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27. The Irish presenter joins forces with her boyfriend and the show’s voiceover artist, Iain Stirling. 

WINTER LOVE ISLAND 2020: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

Pop star sibling: Sophie's sister is Rochelle Humes

Pop star sibling: Sophie’s sister is Rochelle Humes

Name: Sophie Piper

Age: 21

Location: Essex

Occupation: Medical PA

Claim to fame? Half-sister of The Saturdays star-turned-TV presenter Rochelle Humes.

Celebrity crush? ‘Anthony Joshua. Whenever I see him fight, I yell, “Come on, use your right hook!” I have no idea what I’m talking about.’

What song sums up your love life? ‘All By Myself by Celine Dion – that’s how it feels at the moment!’ 

Twinning: Love Island are instaling twins into the villa this year

Twinning: Love Island are instaling twins into the villa this year

Names: Eve and Jess Gale

Age: 20 

Location: London

Occupation: VIP hostesses and students

Claim to fame? [Eve] ‘Tyga, Kylie Jenner’s ex, messaged me. We were both at an event and I posted an Instagram story tagging him. He then messaged me afterwards and we spoke on WhatsApp. Then when me and Jess were in Ibiza, he was there again. He asked me to meet him but we arrived the day he left. Pop Smoke, the R‘n’B rapper, messaged me too.’

Party Trick: ‘We are the party trick!’

Land and gentry: Ollie believes that he 'bosses the room wherever he goes'

Land and gentry: Ollie believes that he ‘bosses the room wherever he goes’

Name: Ollie Williams

Age: 23

Location: Cornwall

Occupation: Heir to the Lanhydrock 

Claim to fame? ‘My father is Lord of the Manor of Lanhydrock. The family title is Viscount Clifden. When my father passes away or abdicates, as the eldest child, I will take on the titles and the estate.’

Dating disasters? Once got cat-fished by a 50-year-old man.

No no no! Shaughna won't put up with f**kboys [anymore!]

 No no no! Shaughna won’t put up with f**kboys [anymore!]

Name: Shaughna Phillips  

Age: 25

Location: London

Occupation: Democratic services officer 

Best feature? ‘My lips. I spent enough money on them!’

Celebrity crush? ‘[Love Island 2018 winner] Jack Fincham is a bit of me on toast!’

Dating disasters? ‘Being on a first date with a guy and getting a cab home to mine and my most recent ex-boyfriend was sat outside my house in his car crying!’ 

Leanne Leanne! 'I'm a 10. If you don't love yourself, who will?'

 Leanne Leanne! ‘I’m a 10. If you don’t love yourself, who will?’

Name: Leanne Amaning

Age: 22

Location: London

Occupation: Customer service advisor 

Dating disasters? ‘A guy once started rapping acapella to me. I was sat there awkwardly and had to clap afterwards.’

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How far are you prepared to go in the villa to get the guy you want? ‘If I want something, I’ll get it.’  

Fancy a cuppa? Connor is a coffee bean salesman

 Fancy a cuppa? Connor is a coffee bean salesman

Name: Connor Durman

Age: 25

Location: Brighton 

Occupation: Coffee bean salesman

Fun Fact: He was a naked waiter in Sydney.

Dating history: ‘I went on a date with a girl. She asked me back to her house for some more drinks and let’s just say I ended up getting on really well with her housemate…’

You're fired! Mike's brother was on The Apprentice

 You’re fired! Mike’s brother was on The Apprentice

Name: Mike Boateng

Age: 24

Location: London 

Occupation: Police Officer 

Claim to fame? I know a few footballer friends from my football days. Dominic Calvert-Lewin played with me at Sheffield United. My brother, Samuel, was on The Apprentice a few years ago.’

Good at flirting? ‘I’m lucky because of my job I can use the cheeky lines about getting handcuffs out! It normally works!’ 

Love me, love me! Siânnise likes herself a bit of Romeo + Juliet-era Leo

Love me, love me! Siânnise likes herself a bit of Romeo + Juliet-era Leo

Name: Siânnise Fudge

Age: 25

Location: Bristol 

Occupation: Beauty consultant 

Ideal man? ‘Tall dark and handsome – my friends call me Princess Jasmine. I’m after my own Aladdin, I guess.’

Celebrity crush? 90s Leonardo DiCaprio.

Got talent? Paige was on Britain's Got Talent 2012 age 1. She sang in front of Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell, leaving them impressed

Got talent? Paige was on Britain’s Got Talent 2012 age 1. She sang in front of Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell, leaving them impressed

Name: Paige Turley 

Age: 22 

Location: West Lothian

Occupation: Singer 

Claim to fame? ‘[Singer] Lewis Capaldi is my ex boyfriend. We went out when we were younger, I was about 17 or 18. We were together for about a year. It ended really amicably and we’re still pals.’

Oddly specific! 'I always fancy girls with dark hair, tanned skin, red lipstick and white nail polish'

Oddly specific! ‘I always fancy girls with dark hair, tanned skin, red lipstick and white nail polish’

Name: Callum Jones

Age: 23

Location: Manchester

Occupation: Scaffolder 

Ideal woman: ‘I always fancy girls with dark hair, tanned skin, red lipstick and white nail polish.’

Celebrity crush? Megan Fox.

What song sums up your love life? La Bouche, Be My Lover.

Dare to be different? 'I’m very different to guys who have been on the show before. I’m funny, always myself, caring and considerate'

WHO'S NEXT? As is the norm, the Islanders will battle for their place in the villa...

Clumsy: Jack says he’s a total klutz

Name: Nas Majeed

Age: 23

Location: London

Occupation: Sports science graduate and builder

Celebrity crush? Naomi Scott [Princess Jasmine in the live-action remake of Aladdin].  

 …and while many of the first batch of contestants won’t last very long, there’ll be more sent through the door in due course…

 

 



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