Jack Fincham has admitted that he was “nervous about his body” before entering the Love Island villa.
The series four winner was applauded for his beaming confidence over the eight weeks in Majorca, although he was the only guy in Love Island 2018 without a rippling six-pack.
Love Island has become synonymous with models and personal trainers, with the stereotypical Islander boasting an immaculate ‘fitness’ body.
In his first live interview since Love Island came to a close, Jack Fincham told ITV’s Good Morning Britain how he walked away from the series because of body confidence issues.
Love Islands spun my head why am I going gym ? look at Jack, turned up with a dad bod and got the best girl in there… time I got myself a subway I think
— Neb Augustinov (@NebAugustinov) August 3, 2018
Jack Fincham: Dad Bod
Speaking to Good Morning Britain hosts Ranvir Singh and Kate Garraway, Jack opened up about how he nearly opted out of Love Island series four because of the pressures surrounding body image.
Jack said: Before I went in there – obviously I’ve seen the show so many times – I knew there would be abs and biceps everywhere. So just before I went in, I was like ‘I can’t do this’.”
But I just said to myself, nah, go in there and go for it. I was so body conscious at first, but the confidence grew as the series went on.”
Love Island Body Issues
The 26-year-old former pens salesman from Kent continued to explain that he felt “out of his comfort zone” on many occasions across the series.
In particular, the fireman striptease challenge.
Jack said: Ah, the fireman challenge… I was stood there in these little tight pants thinking what am I doing!”
Love Island 2019 Applications
It has been reported that over 24,000 people have already applied for Love Island 2019, and that’s just one week after the application process had opened.
Offering advice to future Love Island hopefuls, Jack thinks that anyone should apply for the show, no matter what their body type.
Jack said: Everyone has a little something about them, you know? Everyone has something attractive about them in some way. If you want to go on it (Love Island) then just do it, don’t worry about how you look.”
The Love Island 2018 winner has been praised for rewriting the Island stereotype, potentially sparking a new wave of contestants who don’t need to be models, personal trainers or have abs that you could use to grate cheese.
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