Who is Faye Winter? Meet the Love Island 2021 contestant and lettings manager with "terrible flirting skills"
Will Faye be part of the winning couple for 2021?
It looks like Love Island's Faye Winter could be having second thoughts about her break up with Teddy Soares.
On Friday 6th August, Faye called things off between them after she saw a video of him saying he fancied former contestant Clarisse.
Teddy tried to sort things out, but she insisted they were "done."
However, on Monday 9th August, after Teddy went on a date with new girl Priya, Faye revealed that she'd overreacted.
And on Tuesday's episode, she will apologise to Teddy.
So, could these two be back on?
Here's everything you need to know about the Devon-based 26-year-old, who is one of the Love Island 2021 contestants.
Faye Winter – Key facts
Job: Lettings manager
How old is Faye Winter?
Faye is 26-year-old. She recently celebrated her birthday. In fact, she turned 26 while quarantining for Love Island, with her Instagram account announcing she was taking part in this year's series on her birthday.
Why did Faye want to take part in Love Island?
Boredom may have played a part in her decision to join the show as lockdown has made her want to put herself out there and try new things.
"In the last year, we haven’t been able to experience anything. I’m open to anything. The opportunity came up so why wouldn’t I? I’d love to meet somebody, what better way to meet somebody than in the sun - amazing," she said.
As for her levels of excitement, she described the experience as "like going on your first date but times 50" and while she is excited, "there is that little niggly feeling in my tummy of nerves. I's an unknown world to me, but I'm mainly excited for sure."
What does Faye do for 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. 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," she explained.
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"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."
She also said that she is on a sabbatical from work and that her bosses are "super supportive" of her joining the show and have left the door open for her to return at some point down the line.
And if she were to go back to her old life straight after, she would be just as happy with that as anything else that could happen for her.
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What is Faye looking for in a partner?
Anyone who hopes to impress Faye in the show better be sure they have practised their banter skills as it sounds like they will need to be good at it.
"Looks-wise they have to be like 6ft. But then my last relationship that I was in for five years he was like 5ft 7. Someone that will put me in my place. Someone that makes me laugh. But also someone that takes my banter. I’m like a 5-year-old in a playground, if I like you, I will make a mockery of you and laugh and joke. That is my really terrible flirting skills. I need someone who can take that," she said ahead of her villa debut.
"I'm not going to commit to anything as it could be used against me," she explained when asked if there was anything she would not do in the villa. That being said, she is cautious of any ramifications it could have with her family if she did get up to anything a bit too risqué. "I'm very aware that me and my sister are in [our parents] will and I do still want to have a 50/50 share!"
As far as celebrity crushes go, she says she would "eat both" of Zac Efron and Anthony Joshua, but she would like to meet them both first so that she can see who has the better personality.
Want to meet the other Love Island 2021 contestants?
- Liberty Poole
- Kaz Kamwi
- Jake Cornish
- Chloe Burrows
- Toby Aromolaran
- Hugo Hammond
- Aaron Francis
- Liam Reardon
- Millie Court
- Lucinda Strafford
- Teddy Soares
- AJ Bunker
- Danny Bibby
- Abigail Rawlings
- Georgia Townend
- Tyler Cruickshank
- Amy Day
- Mary Bedford
- Aaron Simpson
- Priya Gopaldas
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