And yet two months later, she emerged from the villa as a runner-up and national treasure and was hands down one of the standout stars of the series.
Much like her, after meeting Doctor Alex we have our doubts. He, too, is reserved, quiet and, you guessed it, seems nothing like the other contestants. We’re desperate to be proven wrong again this year.
Eyal is this year’s semi-famous former boyband member. Much like Marcel Somerville last year, we reckon he’s going to be mentioning it more than a few times to the ladies in the villa.
Much like Marcel, he’s also so laid-back he’s horizontal and could definitely be a calming influence in the villa. However, unlike Marcel and Blazin’ Squad, Eyal says he can’t see his band EverYoung getting back together post-Love Island.
“I don’t think so, no,” he told us. “I think we had our time as a band, we gave it all we could give and now we’re all doing our own things and I don’t think there would be really any reason for us to get back together.”
We bet that’s what Marcel would’ve said this time last year…
It’s not just that Laura’s publicity shots for Love Island are near identical to Olivia Attwood‘s… but it certainly helps:
No, Laura herself has said she’s similar to Liv, and from meeting her we certainly came away thinking the same thing.
“People think I look like Olivia,” she told RadioTimes.com. “And I think Olivia is hilarious to be honest.” She also said that personality-wise, she would describe herself as being more than a bit like the former Love Island star.
We can definitely see her bringing as much drama to the villa this year as Liv…
Although she’s way taller than Amber, Kendall certainly reminded us of last year’s winner when we met her.
Our initial impressions were that she has a similar look and personality to Amber, and a similarly un-starry background. Whilst Amber was a dancer when she applied for Love Island, Kendall is a sales assistant who works in Clarks. Basically, they weren’t ‘Instagram famous’ beforehand and we can see Kendall having the same appeal to viewers as Amber did in series three. She’s down-to-earth, quite reserved and seems thoroughly lovely.
“I am a calm person,” said Kendall before going in. “I’m not very controversial, I can hold my own when I have to; it’s nice to sit and watch and get your popcorn out. My sister says she is going to make memes about me.”
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