From mugging off to necking on - Love Island 2021 delivered all the drama, connections and even some outrageous Casa Amor postcards.
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Since the swimwear clad bunch were revealed, their Insta followings have, in some cases, are 400 times higher. The more the followers, the greater the influencer.
NationalWorld has been tracking their pages on a daily basis, updating our graph and seeing who could be the next Molly-Mae Hague or Chris Hughes.
Here’s how they are performing on Instagram, their handles and how their platforms have showcased the people behind the washboard abs.
As of 24 August, 5pm:
Evicted at 251k followers
Now 455k followes
Fife lass Shannon was already an influencer on Insta and gaming social network, Twitch.
The former glamour model previously shared snaps of her in lingerie, bikinis and figure-hugging dresses on her page, which had 188k prior to day one of villa life.
She claims some footballers have even slid into her dms, but wouldn’t name who.
When she entered the villa she stripped it back with a fresh face and a firey sense of who she wanted to couple up with.
She’s currently coupled with Aaron, but she said Brad and Jake where “a bit of her”, so she’s definitely one to watch out for, and follow @shannonsinghhh
With 71.8 thousand followers before she entered the villa, Kaz already had the limelight on her.
The fashion blogger makes everything look on point, from loungewear to sponsored snaps of her modelling for leading lingerie and swimwear brand Boux Avenue.
Kaz was the last to be coupled up last night, as she was partnered with Toby.
Fans reacted shocked, as she was snubbed by Aaron for Shannon, despite Shannon not stepping forward for him
Follow Kaz @Kazkamwi
evicted 209k followers
now 560k followers
Self professed gym goer and coffee lover Brad started the show with 27,000 followers.
Nan’s boy Brad, 26, shares snaps of hill walking, breakfast of champions and lads’ holidays.
Love Island said if anyone needs a summer of love, it’s him. While he claimed he’s struggled to find love, he didn’t struggle to get the girls to step forward last night - as Faye, Sharon and Liberty all wanted to pair up with him
In the end, he chose Faye - but could he be distracted by newcomer Chloe? Follow his insta @BradMcClell for updates on his villa life.
Evicted 124k followers
Now 289k followers
Miss International U.K 2018 Sharon Gaffka is an Oxfordshire girl who likes to wine, dine and lounge in enviable attire.
She promotes herself as a ‘future lawyer’ on Instagram, while campaigning for the likes of free menstrual products for women and more general women’s rights issues, as part of her role as a ‘Young Women’s Trust ambassador’.
Gaffka had an impressive 26.1k followers on her Instagram account prior to entering the villa, where she coupled up with PE teacher Hugo - but she reckons he’s too ‘nice’ for her.
Follow her @Sharongaffka
779k followers walked
Brummie blonde Liberty works at Nando’s while studying business at university.
The 21-year-old shares snaps of her girls’ nights out on her Instagram, as well as comparing herself to Barbie - referring to herself as a ‘life sized doll’ and warning followers ‘no you can’t play with me.’
She had 21,000 followers on her Instagram ahead of Love Island returning, and is currently coupled with tattooed Labourer, Jake Cornish.
Liberty warned her gals that she’s “here for the sauce not for the salt,” referring to kissing sweaty men.
You can relive her one liners if you follow her @Libertypoolex
Toby is a semi-professional football player who plays for ‘hashtag’ united, which he claims is a very social media inclusive team.
He had a respectable 17.6k following on Insta, but failed to get the ladies to step forward for him when he entered the villa. In the end, he was partnered with Kaz, who was rejected by Aaron.
He captioned one of his previous Instagram posts with a subtle hint that football is his valentine - looks like the girls have a lot to compete with.
Fans are already expressing their love for Toby and Hugo’s bromance on his Insta, @tobyaromolaran
320k followers evicted
Hugo had just over 1,000 followers when he was first announced as a contestant, but within the week before he entered the villa that had shot up to 17,000 followers.
It’s likely he hasn’t been so social media savvy because of his day job as a secondary school PE teacher.
He is also a professional cricket player who plays for the national disabled athletes’ team. By the looks of his Insta, he loves a good cocktail and a fresh white shirt so he could make a good team with Sharon, despite her being turned off by his “‘nice guy’ persona.
Follow him: @Hugo_Hammond_
223k followers walked
Self-professed alpha male Jake had only 14.5k followers on his Instagram, where his friends have described him as a “loyal, trustworthy, cheeky chappy” since he entered the villa.
He shares snaps of boys’ nights out, trips abroad and a few of the ladies in his life - his mum and niece. His new girl, Liberty, might need to fight for his attention if they remain together outside the villa. They were the first to couple up, could it be love at first sight? Probs not, she also stepped forward for Brad.
He’s already tripped up, let’s hope it was just the nerves. If you want to watch his best moments, follow his Insta @JakeCornish7
Letting agent and fan of Netflix’s outrageous reality show ‘Selling Sunset’, Faye had a relatively low following of just 11.9k before entering Love Island.
She said of her day job: “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.”
It doesn’t sound too far from villa life, minus the wives. And she was hot off the mark with creating sizzling hot scenes, as she necked on with ladies-man Brad in the first episode.
Follow her @Faye_Winter
149k followers evicted
With 10.7 thousand followers, Francis already had a respectable following before he entered the villa. However, he lacked respect for Kaz and Sharon when he knocked them back to couple up with Shannon, who didn’t even want to partner with him.
Aaron is a luxury events host in London, ensuring the likes of Billie Eilish and Stormzy are well taken care of. Here’s hoping he knows how to treat his partners with the same fuss and adoration.
He is also a model, signed with Linden Staub Talent Agency, and regularly shares topless pics as he travels the world.
View all his snaps @Aaronfranciis
Bicester girl Chloe had only 10.5k followers on Instagram before she became the wild card, entering the villa after the other couples had already formed.
On Insta, she shares snaps of her holidays, bottomless brunches and nights out and claims she loves to hit the gym. Could she be gym lover Brad’s type?
While one of her insta selfies says to ‘send nudes’, she only sent a voice note to let the couples know she had arrived.
Follow her @Chloe_Burrows
23-year-old Chuggs’ real name is Oliver, but he revealed on his first night in the villa that he got the nickname as it is a hybrid of ‘cuddles and hugs’.
The Surrey business owners sells bucket hats and has a measly 8k followers before entering the villa on day four.
He was evicted only two days later, when Rachel Finni picked Liam over him.
On his Instagram, @chuggswallis, he shows off his athletic side with snaps of him in rugby attire, ski-ing and playing water sports.
He seems to prefer blondes, admitting Faye, Liberty and Chloe were his type, prior to joining the show.
Flying the Welsh flag in the Majorca villa is 21-year-old Liam.
He joined Chuggs as a newcomer on day four, instantly going on a date with Faye, but telling ITV before entering the villa that he preferred Kaz.
On his Insta, @liamreardon1, he only had 8,000 followers before entering the villa.
He shares snaps of lads’ nights out, his glamorous gran Shiela and a load of ‘flex the bicep while holding an alcoholic beverage’ snaps.
He said before going into the villa that he has struggled to find a girlfriend and would quite like to meet new girls, he commented on Kaz’s ‘good personality’ and Chloe’s ‘confidence’ as things he finds attractive.
Now 85.8k followers
Rachel made a shock entrance to the villa on day 5, offering a lifeline to one single man – Chuggs or Brad.
She has already made some hilarious blunders, telling potential new beau Brad that Coq-au-Vin was Duck in Wine – does that mean she thinks chicken nuggets are actually crispy battered duck too?
She doesn’t have much to go by on her Insta, with just 20 posts and less than 15,000 followers before she entered the villa. You can follow her @Rayfinn
24-year-old Millie from Essex entered the villa alongside Lucinda Strafford, in week two.
She instantly got heads turning, as Hugo and Liam seemed besotted by the Fashion buyers administrator.
However, she revealed prior to going into the villa that she was ready to find ‘the one’, and had her eyes on Toby.
She doesn’t have a huge following on the gram, with a modest 15k before she debuted on the show in a pink bikini.
You can follow her @milliegracecourt on Insta.
326k followers evicted
21-year-old Lucinda owns her own fashion retailers, The Luxe Range, which sells exclusively online.
She is the former girlfriend of Brighton and Hove Albion winger Aaron Connolly, and caused quite a stir when she entered the villa.
On her Insta, she tends to model all her own designer clothes and shows of her lavish lifestyle.
She already had a huge following prior to entering the villa, with 120k on her own profile and 22,000 on @TheLuxeRange.
26-year-old Teddy has promised he is “not afraid to step on people’s toes,” as he enters the villa, following Kaz and Toby’s split.
The Manchester-based Financial Consultant said he is a long-term relationship kind of guy, but has never made it passed three years.
He told ITV, prior to entering the villa: "I want to get to know all of the girls. I'm not afraid to step on toes to get the girl I want.”
He is the selfie-king on Insta, from festive snaps to gym selfies, give him a follow @teddy_soares, where he had 5k followers before appearing on the show.
Evicted 18k followers
Now 70.3k followers
AJ is now the oldest in the villa, following Rachel’s eviction.
She is a hair stylist from Hertfordshire and admits she signed up to the show as she deems herself to have no luck picking compatible men.
The 28-year-old has 7,000 followers on her Instagram before entering the villa, fans can follow her @andreajanebunker
She said before meeting the contestants that she has her eyes on three men, and told the boys on the first night to have their “eyes on the prize.”
51.1k followers evicted
107k followers now
Danny is a plumber and fashion line owner from Wigan.
He is heavily tattooed, with Spanish phrases and an England flag among the artwork.
Before entering the villa, he described himself as the “alpha-male” the guys needed and said he would have the lads’ back.
His Instagram tends to show him on nights out, working out and showing off his body art.
You can follow him @Dannybibby_
Devonshire lad Aaron is a footballer and sports coach.
He told ITV he wants to find himself a “worldie” and had been a player (unrelated to football) in the past and was not ready to settle down.
The 24-year-old enjoys the finer things in life, with his Instagram showcasing his designer branded clothes and flashy days out.
You can follow his life outside of the villa @AaronSimpsonn
37.2k followers evicted
23-year-old Priya is a fifth year medical student from London.
Asked why she decided to go on the show, she told ITV: “I thought it was a challenge, it’s something different. I’m single and I’m looking for love and I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to take me out of my comfort zone.
"I’m nearing the end of medical school so I’ve got my career on track, but now I just need a man!”
She shares pictures of her cocktails, trips to various roof-top-bars and keeping fit @priyagopaldas
62.4k followers evicted
26-year-old Tyler has been a welcomed addition to the villa, sweeping unlucky-in-love Kaz Kamwi off her feet.
The Croydon-based Estate agent said he is looking for a relationship after three years of being single, and said he was entering the villa as “It’s a good opportunity to find someone.”
You can follow all of Tyler’s behind-the-scenes @Tylercruickshank_