It looks like heads are turning in the Love Island villa following Samie Elishi's debut.


The 22-year-old senior estate agent coordinator from London joined the villa on Sunday night (29th January), and she's already caught the attention of three boys - Ron Hall, Kai Fagan and Tom Clare – who has been in a lot of trouble following his secret kiss with Ellie.

This week, there will be a recoupling in which the boys get to choose who they want to couple up with. The girl who isn't picked will be dumped from the island immediately.

With three boys after her, Samie's chances are looking pretty good.

So, as her journey continues, read on for everything you need to know about Samie Elishi - one of the Love Island 2023 cast members.

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Samie Elishi – key facts

Samie Love Island
Samie on Love Island. Instagram

Age: 22

Job: Senior estate agent coordinator

From: London

Instagram: @samieelishi

Why did Samie want to take part in Love Island?

Speaking before she arrived at the villa, Samie explained that she wanted to take part in the series because "all my single friends are starting to settle down".

She added: "Whenever I suggest a girls’ trip, everyone’s staying in with their boyfriends. I want someone to do that with, too!"

Is Samie on Instagram?

Yes, she is. You can follow her at @samieelishi where she currently has 20,500 followers – though we're sure that number will be higher by the time she leaves the villa.

Of course, as with the other contestants on this year's season, we won't be expecting any updates on social media from Samie while she's taking part in the reality show – as islanders are not allowed to have active social media profiles during this season as part of the updated duty of care protocols.

In the past, contestants would leave their accounts in the control of a family member or close friend during their stay, but that is no longer the case.

Samie hasn't given much away regarding what kind of man she's looking for in the villa – but she has backed herself to do well.

"I’m fun and I’m fit! I’ve got to back myself or no one else will," she said.

Meanwhile speaking about what she'll bring to the villa, she singled out honesty as her best quality.

"I’m a really honest person and I have no filter," she explained. "I won’t take rubbish from anyone, especially when it comes to guys!"

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