ITV's Love Island is underway and there's currently a lot of tension in the villa. One of the Love Island 2021 contestants who has a lot to do with said tension is Aaron Francis - a luxury event planner and model.
Aaron was getting close to Lucinda, but new boy Danny Bibby came in and decided to couple up with her before he got. a chance to. He's now back in a friendship relationship with Kaz, but that hasn't stopped him grafting Cinds.
Will he continue to lay it on factor 50? Or will he give it a rest and move on to one other girls in the villa?
Here's everything you need to know about Aaron.
Aaron Francis - Key Facts
Job: Luxury events host
Coupled up with: Kaz Kamwi
Why does Aaron want to take part in Love Island?
Like many other singles living through for the pandemic, Aaron has not found dating easy for the last year and that was the push he needed to take a chance on a show like Love Island.
"I’ve been single for about six or seven months and the dating world at the moment is a little bit off. Everyone’s wearing masks. You can’t really see anyone which makes dating a lot harder. I do prefer relationships to dating." Well, the villa will definitely be a mask-free zone so it's already a step in the right direction.
"Honestly, I think you cant go into it with a game plan because you don't know who's on it," he says about whether he has any tactics up his sleeve for the show. "I'm quite picky" he added on the chances that he may take a while to couple up with someone.
What does Aaron do for work?
Aaron has one of the most interesting jobs of all the contestants this year as he is a luxury event planner and his work has seen him cross paths with the Royal family for some summer weddings.
"[I did] Eugenie’s and Beatrice’s over the summer. I hosted and chatted. It was nice and intimate. Everyone’s chill. In my job you meet a lot of famous people… unless you’re Beyoncé, I’m not really interested."
Here's hoping Beyoncé somehow makes an appearance in the show this year so we can see what Aaron is like when he's flustered.
Outside of his job, Aaron is a keen painter which is a skill that should prove to be a fun talking point in the show. "One I am doing at the moment is kind of abstract because I never do abstract stuff so I was trying to push myself out there. But usually, I just paint very realistic portraits."
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What is Aaron looking for in a partner?
Aaron has some criteria in my mind when looking for love and they need to passionate about their job, into fitness and to be OK with having a weekday boyfriend!
"I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing - from scientist to anything - you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking. I love that. I don’t like when people are doing a job just to make money and then they kind of just live for the weekend. Especially because I work on the weekends. And usually, someone that works out. I work out every day."
He admits that looks and personality are two key things he will be looking for and that he would choose someone with dark hair when pushed on a preference. "It would be nice if they were close to their family" he added while saying that someone with similar value to him would be his choice of partner.
But what about turn-offs? Well, anyone who is prone to being argumentative will likely find a future with Aaron to be a non-starter. "If somebody raises their voice to me that's like the ultimate disrespect" he added - we suspect some fireworks for Aaron at some point in the show...
He could well be a great match for someone in the villa though as Aaron says that when he is in a relationship he is "always committed" and that he "loves a cuddle". Bless him! "I feel like as a couple, you kind of need to push each other" he added.
But will he lose his cool after being in lockdown and then being thrown into the villa? Well, Aaron thinks he will remain composed throughout - even he will be "a little bit rusty". And could he end up going all the way with someone in the villa? Well, he thinks the villa could feel like normal life after a couple of days so he is not ruling anything out.
"When two people like each other, anything can happen really. So we'll have to wait and see."
Want to meet the other Love Island 2021 contestants?
- Liberty Poole
- Kaz Kamwi
- Jake Cornish
- Chloe Burrows
- Toby Aromolaran
- Hugo Hammond
- Liam Reardon
- Millie Court
- Lucinda Strafford
- Teddy Soares
- AJ Bunker
- Danny Bibby
- Abigail Rawlings
- Georgia Townend
- Tyler Cruickshank
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