It turns out former Love Island contestant Alexandra Cane is asking the same question as all of us following the reveal of this year’s line-up: where is the body diversity? The long-awaited line-up for Casa Amor was unveiled yesterday - but one of the first things we’ve all noticed is that all of the girls teeny tiny.
Reacting to the cast photos, Alexandra tweeted, ‘Where the curvy girls at?’ And her feelings were shared by Love Island 2016 star Malin, who said, ‘And I thought they would have some diversity. Meh.’
The Independent reported that the programme had answered repeated calls for body diversity by recruiting Anna Vakili, who they have called plus-sized. But viewers have been far more skeptical, with one tweeting, ‘Trying to search for someone bigger than a size 10. Pretty disappointed tbf. Don’t get me wrong all the girls are stunning! But we were promised different body types,yet they all look pretty skinny! Show some diversity!! Teach girls it’s okay to be different.’
Fans have also pointed out that Jada Sezer was nowhere to be seen in the first cast picture, even though the size 16 model was heavily reported to be joining the series. She tweeted, 'Sorry guys, unfortunately I won’t be going on Love Island. Diversity is so much bigger then seeing one ‘plus size’ girl on tv. We should all be seen! 🙏🏼 But good luck to all contestants!'
See below for the official 2019 Love Island line-up...
Love Island line up 2019
Age: 22From: Dublin, IrelandOccupation: scientist Celebrity crush: Anthony Joshua
Age: 21From: NewquayOccupation: surferClaim to fame: The last guy I was with was Charlie [Frederick] from last year's Love Island. We got together a few weeks after he came out of the villa.
Age: 21 From: NewcastleOccupation: beauty therapistHow would you rate your looks on a scale of one to ten: You have to say ten because you have to back yourself! You've got to love yourself. What's the point if you don't?
Age: 26 From: Worthing, SussexOccupation: air hostess / cabin crew managerCelebrity crush: Liam Hemsworth, he's fit. Ashley Banjo from Diversity is really fit.
Age: 28 From: LondonOccupation: pharmacist What's your definition of girl code? This is really difficult because the island isn't a normal place, the real world is different. I don't know how close I can get to a girl in a few weeks. If a guy likes me, I'm there for love at the end of the day, not girls.
Age: 24 From: Airdrie, ScotlandOccupation: gym owner Will you be loyal or do you have a wandering eye? That's a medical condition that I haveu2026 a wandering eye! I've never really been loyal in any of my relationships.
Age: 20 From: ManchesterOccupation: boxerWhat's your claim to fame? It's probably my brother, Tyson, but I'm my own man and I've said it throughout my whole boxing career. I don't want to be labelled as his little brother.
Age: 22 From: South East LondonOccupation: catering company ownerWhat song sums up your love life? How Am I Supposed to Live Without You by Michael Bolton.
Age: 27 From: LiverpoolOccupation: firefighterHow would you rate your looks on a scale of one to ten? I'd rate myself ten out of ten, I would have said nine but I'm a hero so it bumps it up.
Age: 20From: LondonOccupation: chef and semi-pro rugby playerWill you be loyal or do you have a wandering eye? I can have a wandering eye but I am pretty loyal. That would be an absolute must on the show.
Age: 28 From: South WalesOccupation: aircraft engineerWhat song sums up your love life? I Just Haven't Met You Yet by Michael Bublé.
Age: 23 From: ShropshireOccupation: ballroom and Latin dancerWhat's your claim to fame? I would say my claim to fame is that I'm on Dancing with the Stars Ireland and AJ Pritchard from Strictly Come Dancing is my brother.
Age: 19From: ManchesterOccupation: social media influencer.Celebrity crush? Channing Tatum.
Age: 21From: Hull Occupation: modelRates himselfu2026 seven out of 10.
Age: 28From: Country Longford, IrelandOccupation: ModelCelebrity crush: Chris Hemsworth
Age: 24From: ManchesterOccupation: modelRate yourself out of 10: 9.8. My hair, jawline and laid-back attitude are my best features.
Age: 29From: ManchesterOccupation: modelBest trait? Being nosey. I enjoy asking questions and getting to know people. I get on with everyone.
Age: 28From: LondonOccupation: modelHer favourite features: eyes and bum
Age: 23From: EssexOccupation: boutique owner Her biggest turn off: 'I think bad shoes. If I see bad shoes, I think 'oh no.' Sometimes it shows how they take care of themselves.'
Age: 28From: LeicesterOccupation: development manager What he's looking for: 'Curvy, naturally pretty and someone who gives as good as they get'