Whether it’s to find love or not, the prospect of becoming an overnight celebrity has seen thousands of people apply for Love Island 2019.
Boasting more than three million viewers per-episode, almost anyone can forge a career in social media stardom, product placement and sporadic TV appearances thanks to the phenomenon of Love Island
Even last year’s one-day wonder Kendall Rae-Knight has amassed over 800,000 followers on Instagram.
With Love Island 2019 just around the corner, here’s what the average contestant should look like – based on the ages, sex, location and image the rest of the cast have delivered!
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Love Island Average Age: 24
The ripe age for a potential Love Island contestant is 24, according to stats ‘n’ facts.
Last season’s Paul Knops, who was 31, is the oldest contestant in Love Island history while Bethany Rogers is the youngest after joining series 1 aged 18.
Roll on girls facing their mid-20’s crisis!
Average Job: Model
So this one was easy to work out. The most common profession for a Love Island contestants is a model… obviously.
This is closely followed by personal trainers, while there have been quite a few dancers throughout the series, not least in series 4 with Samira Mighty.
Other popular Islander careers include anything to do with make-up or hair, and there seems to be the odd carpenter chucked in their just keep things slightly mixed up.
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Love Island Average Location: London
London takes the crown by a mile, with a huge percentage of contestants from England’s capital city.
If you’re from Manchester or Newcastle then you also serve a strong chance of popping up on the show, with more Love Islander’s coming from the North of England than the South – if you were to exclude London.
Average Sex: Female
You may expect the male and female divide to be 50/50 yet it’s not.
There have been more females chucked into the mix over the three years, with the recoupling power remaining in the hands of foolish men.
Love Island Average Hair Colour: Light
In general, there have been more dark-haired contestants than light, although this isn’t the case for the females.
Love Island has been criticised for sticking to a ‘tall, dark and handsome’ stereotype in men and ‘blue-eyed, blonde-haired women’ stereotype in women.
Nevertheless, we feel like there will be more of the same stereotypes in 2019!
The Ultimate Love Island Contestant
So here you have it. Based on averages across the four series, the ultimate Love Island contestant should look like this;
A light-haired, 24-year-old female model from London.
Sound about right?
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