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LOOK: Love Island Announce First Contestants For 2021 Season

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

08:57 21 Jun 2021


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Love Island 2021

Last night, the official Love Island Instagram account announced this year's contestants would be revealed today.

And they've just introduced us to our very first Islanders: Faye, Liberty, Toby, Hugo, Jake, Chloe, Faye, Kaz, Shannon, Brad, Sharon and Aaron.

 

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Sharon

They say Sharon has, 'conquered beauty pageants, worked on government policies and is now ready to take on the villa!'

Sharon is one of the many rumoured contestants to emerge in recent weeks.

Over the weekend, a source spoke to The Sun about what we can expect see from Sharon in the villa this summer.

 

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They said, 'Sharon is intensely political and a big campaigner around equality and women’s rights.'

'She’s always talked of wanting to work in politics so is likely to use her platform on the show to talk about issues which she feels passionately about.'

'She is going to take everyone by surprise.'

 

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In 2018, she was crowned Miss International UK.

The Islander also has a law degree from the University of London, and according to The Sun, she speaks Indonesian and French.

Sharon is also the ambassador for Young Women's Trust - 'A feminist organisation working to achieve economic justice for young women.'

 

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Aaron

Meanwhile, Aaron is a luxury events host.

'Roll out the red carpet for VIP events host Aaron, his name is definitely on our guestlist this summer'

 

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He's also one of the many rumoured contestants to emerge in the last few weeks.

A source told MailOnline, 'Aaron has no real claim to fame, he's just a normal guy.'

'However, his job does mean he sometimes moves in glamorous circles and he gets lots of attention.'

 

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'Bosses think he'll be a real hit in the house with the girls and also get on with the guys.'

Liberty

Liberty is a 21-year-old waitress, 'after a summer of love after lockdown.'

'But will she break her habit of going for the players?'

 

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According to OK! Magazine, the Islander admitted she's often had people hit on her while she works at Nando's.

'I've had a napkin shaped as a rose given to me which was cute, that was when I first started working there and then I've been proposed to.'

'It was a bit unexpected!'

 

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But what's Liberty's type?

Well, she said she's looking for a, 'tall, alpha male,' who's confident and a bit of a, 'cheeky chappy sort of guy.'

'But obviously that's always usually combined with player types, which is where I go wrong.'

 

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Hugo

Hugo is a PE teacher who's, 'ready to learn a few lessons in love'

The new Islander has been finding it hard to date amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the Mirror, he said, 'I’ve been single for a while now.'

 

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'With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating.'

'I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there.'

Hugo is also the first Islander with a disability - he was born with club foot.

 

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As quoted by the Mirror, he said, 'I’ve actually played cricket for England PD (Physical Disability).'

'I was born with clubfoot. I had lots of operations when I was a kid.'

'You can only really tell when I walk barefoot. I’ve got a really short Achilles heel. I walk slightly on my tip toes.'

 

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Shannon

Shannon is described as a, 'Sexy Scottish lass [who] needs someone who can match her blinding banter.'

The 22-year-old is a former glamour model, according to The Sun.

 

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As quoted by the outlet, she said, 'I used to be a glamour model when I was 18/19.'

'I loved those days, I’ve got nothing to be ashamed of, they were my glory days.'

'Now I’m more on Instagram/ YouTube. I’ve done a bit of commercial modelling. I can DJ as well.'

 

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Shannon is look for someone with a bit of, 'personality.'

'I don’t feed off looks, I feed off energy, I need someone with personality. Just someone I can have fun with.'

'I’m a party girl, I love going out, I’m very social.'

 

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Jake

'The blue eyes, the smile, the tattoos... West Country lad Jake ticks a lot of boxes'

According to The Sun, Jake's, 'ideal woman is Billie Faiers. She is my dream woman.'

'I think for a laugh once with the boys, I messaged her. I can’t remember what I messaged her.'

 

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According to the outlet, Jake was in a relationship for seven years before lockdown hit.

Now he's looking for someone respectful, fun and loyal.

'Looks wise, always gone for blondes,' the 24-year-old added.

 

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'I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands.'

'This is why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is loyal really.'

'But when I’m single, I like having a good time!'

 

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Kaz

Model and Instagram sensation Kaz is the latest contestant announced for this summer's series.

She's a fashion blogger who's, 'done kissing frogs and is ready to find her Prince Charming.'

 

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According to the Irish Mirror, she describes herself as, 'fun, dramatic, spontaneous.'

'Friendly as well. Light-hearted. Life is a party – I’m not the mum in the group.'

'My friends are not looking at me to look after them!'

 

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The 22-year-old also opened up about the worst date she's ever been on.

She said, 'A guy asked me out for dinner and he was, ‘mystery dining,’ the restaurant.'

'I will never get over the fact that he made me pay, while he got to eat for free and he made me sit there while he did his review.'

 

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Brad

Brad has been, 'single for two years, lives with his nana and has never been on a date'

'No-one needs a summer of love more than Brad!'

 

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For Brad, saying yes to Love Island was a no-brainer.

As quoted by The Sun, he said, 'Who wouldn’t want to be in a nice villa in a hot country for awhile?'

The 26-year-old labourer was asked how his colleagues would describe him.

 

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He said, 'I try and make as much money as I can by doing as little as possible.'

'They’d probably say – not lazy, as I’m energetic – I just try to get away with doing literally nothing.'

His celeb crushes are Zara McDermott, Megan Fox and Sommer Ray.

 

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Chloe

Chloe is a financial marketing exec looking to, 'meet her dream funny man.'

According to the Mirror, the 25-year-old decided to join the show because she's sick of being in, 'situationships.'

When asked how her friends and family would describe her, she said, 'Funny.'

 

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'I’m always the funny one in a situation. I always try and make everyone laugh.'

'Outgoing, I’m quite bubbly and always doing something.'

On what she's looking for in a partner, she said, 'I like a good build. I go to the gym.'

 

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'I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you.'

'And then obviously someone who you can depend on to not ditch you.'

'Because I am quite a big character and quite loud, they would have to be as loud, if not more.'

'I could never be with someone who is quiet. Someone that gives you a bit back.'

 

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Toby

Toby is a footballer who, 'has been single his whole life.'

As quoted by The Sun, the 22-year-old Essex man said, 'I thought, 'If Love Island can’t find me a relationship then no one can.''

 

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When asked how his friends and family would describe him, he said, 'Optimistic.'

He continued, 'I always see the bright side in the worst situations.'

'I’m a fun guy when I go on a night out. Responsible guy as well.'

 

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Faye

'Devon's resident diva Faye is ready to bring her main character energy to the villa.'

According to The Sun, the 26-year-old is an estate agent.

 

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She explained her work, 'I’m a lettings manager and I’ve got an amazing team.'

'I go out and do valuations, win business for the company and I’ll do the odd viewing and find tenants.'

'My main role is the sales side of things.'

 

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'I absolutely love it! I’ve actually only taken a sabbatical from work because in my ideal world, I’d love to go back to work.'

'I try to make it as Selling Sunset as possible.'

'I’m definitely there in the mini dresses, boobs out, bum out, turning up and you can see the wives say to their husband, 'You’re staying outside.' It’s so fun.'

 

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We'll be keeping you updated across the day as new contestants are revealed.

Love Island returns June 28th at 9pm.


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