It’s been a long, hot summer in the Love Island villa - and now it’s finally time to wave goodbye to the season ten contestants as the winning couple will take home the £50k cash prize in the final episode (31st July).


There are four couples left in the grand finale, and among them is Lochan Nowacki and his partner, Whitney Adebayo.

Arriving as a bombshell just after the season began on Monday 5th June, Whitney - an entrepreneur from Camden - has secured legions of fans during her time on the show, thanks to her no-nonsense attitude and sassy quips.

First choosing to go on a romantic date at the beach with André Furtado, Whit then coupled up with Mehdi Edno. And when he was sent packing, she later found romance with Lochan in Casa Amor - with the pair agreeing to go exclusive with their relationship earlier this month.

But why did Whitney want to go into the villa in the first place, and what was she looking for in a man? Read on to find out.

Whitney Adebayo – key facts

Whitney Adebayo, sitting on a table
Whitney Adebayo.

Age: 25

Job: Entrepreneur

From: London

Instagram: @whitbrownsx

Coupled up with: Lochan Nowacki

Who is Whitney Adebayo?

Hailing from Camden Town in north London, Whitney claimed she would have “good vibes” in the villa.

“I can be really silly and funny but I can also get deep,” explained the 25-year-old prior to her arrival. “It depends on the person and the situation but I am a very adaptable person, I know how to read the room.”

While her mum said she is stubborn, entrepreneur Whitney insisted that her friends think she is the life of the party - something which we have no doubt seen on the show!

“In series 8, Danica gave her fellow islanders twerking lessons around the pool - that’s the sort of thing I will be doing in the villa,” she laughed.

How old is Whitney Adebayo?

Whitney Adebayo is 25 years old - she will turn 26 in November, and is a Scorpio.

Is Whitney on Instagram?

Yes - you can find Whitney at @whitbrownsx on Instagram.

The Love Island hopeful racked up nearly 5,000 followers after her first appearance - and now that figure stands at a whopping 220,000!

Whitney Adebayo and Lochan Nowacki
Whitney Adebayo and Lochan Nowacki. ITV/Lifted Entertainment

Why did Whitney sign up for Love Island summer 2023?

With her “triple Bs - bum, boobs and brains”, Whitney is in the villa to enjoy herself.

“Why not? I want to have fun and have a lit summer,” she said. “Why would you not want to date me? I don’t lack in any aspect - I’m that girl.”

But underneath that happy-go-lucky exterior, Whitney added that she is quite a sensitive soul.

“I can fall in lust but I don’t fall in love quickly,” she explained. “My big thing is trust - I’ve got to trust you fully before I can give you my heart. I won’t give you my heart for free, you've got to earn it.”

What does Whitney look for in a partner?

Of the qualities she looks for in a potential new beau, Whitney has said “a good sense of humour, emotional depth and [someone who] makes time for me” are at the top of her list - while nail-biters and guys in skinny jeans are a big no-no!

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“I have a thing about nice hands,” she laughed.

Whitney added: “I’m too much to handle sometimes, maybe people are intimidated by me. I know what I want and I’m very picky.”

The Love Island 2023 final is on ITV2 and ITVX at 9pm. You can watch all previous seasons of Love Island on BritBox – you can sign up for a 7-day free trial.

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