Samira Mighty On Why She Wants Luke T And Siannise To Win Love Island

‘They look honest with each other; the winner needs honesty. You can see through people’s fakeness.'

Samira Mighty

by Anna Silverman |
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Two summers ago, we spent every night watching her laugh, cry and steal hearts as a contestant on season four of Love Island. Now? Well, she’s barely finding time to watch this year's show.

‘I haven’t really been watching it. I’ve been quite busy. But from what I’ve seen on Twitter it looks quite fun. I’ve been really busy and every time I come in, I don’t really catch it,’ Samira Mighty tells me. ‘To be honest, I don’t know anyone’s names.’

That’s not to say the 24-year-old from London doesn’t look back on her time in the villa fondly: ‘It is so much fun and I do miss it; who doesn’t miss being in a hot country surrounded by fit people? I loved it so much.’

During her time, however, she had a wobble, tearing up at one point when she heard her crush Frankie Foster fancied fellow contestant Megan Barton-Hanson instead. On this series, Nas Majeed, who is south-Asian, found himself in a similar position for a time, where he was the only person not being chosen. Some have suggested racism is at play here, where black or Asian contestants are less likely to be picked first. What does Samira think about the fact Nas wasn’t picked much?

‘It’s a difficult one, because if someone’s not your type in there, they’re not your type,’ she says, pointing out that when Nas did get eventually get picked, he did really well.

You naturally compare yourself to each other because people are stealing each other’s boyfriends and girlfriends.

Before this happened, though, she adds: ‘He probably felt a bit left out and [had] low self-esteem, but you’ve got to remember you’re on Love Island.’

Does she think beauty standards have changed this year?

‘I’m not sure. Everyone is super different in the villa. You naturally compare yourself to each other because people are stealing each other’s boyfriends and girlfriends, you naturally go “why me?”’.

Every Islander knows they need to act fast when they leave the show and milk their moment in the spotlight. Samira’s advice to this year’s contestants is for them not to pass up on any opportunities that come their way.

‘Take every opportunity with open hands, be nice to people, don’t take [to heart] what people say about you online,’ she says. ‘Embrace what you’ve got and use every opportunity you can. You don’t want to pass up on anything big or small because you don’t know what it could lead to.’

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She certainly hasn’t: after appearing on The X-factor: Celebrity last year, she’s pursuing her dream of becoming a singer and will be releasing a song this year. She’s also recording a podcast called Loose Lips with Jorgie Porter, where they discuss news, celebrities and everything in between.

From the little amount of catching up she has managed to do of this year’s series she wants Luke Trotman and Siannise Fudge to win. ‘They look honest with each other; the winner needs honesty,’ she says. ‘You can see through people’s fakeness.’

Get your weekly gossip on news, celebrities & current affairs with outspoken opinions from Samira Mighty & Jorgie Porter via the Loose Lips podcast, available every Monday & Thursday across all podcast providers!

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Love Island 2020 Beauty

Sophie's Statement Lip1 of 12

Sophie's Statement Lip

Oh we're all for this look. Sleek hair, red lips and a black blazer - that's a look that's never going to go out of style. The key? Concentrating on the perfect red lip application (dab on with your fingers in light layers, building up colour as you go, or start with a liner and fill in the middle with your lippy and a brush) along with keeping the rest of your make-up looking minimal.

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Leann'e Orange Shadow

Use your fingertips or a small shadow blending brush to add. dot of orange eye shadow to the inner corners of each eye like Leanne to turn your daytime make-up look into a statement-maker.

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Shaughna's Hollywood Waves

Oh Shaughna, those waves!!! They belong on a red carpet. Keen to copy? Make a grab for a large tong or wand and curl large sections away from your face, making sure you leave them to cool thoroughly before brushing out gently.

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Leanne's Lashes Though

Would you look at those beauties?! These are occasion wear lashes and then some. Ever been afraid of going a bit OTT with length and volume? Leanne is proof it can work if you the rest of your look is pretty low key.

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Paige's Subtle Glow

Add a touch of honey coloured highlighter to the tops of your cheeks to emulate Paige's glow.

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Jess' Barely There Holiday Look

The 'no make-up make-up' look is back with a vengeance here and you can bet she'll be sporting it on the island too. Reach for your favourite base, a bit of bronzer, and you're away.

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Sophie's Colour Pop Shadow

It seems orange eye shadow is having a bit of a moment! Use a small soft blending brush to shade on a single shade, building up the layers for a powerful pigment pay off.

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Siânnise's Smokey Eye

Ordinarily we'd say no smokey eye is complete without a bit of liner but Siânnise proves us all wrong! We love the soft shading of these chocolate eye shadow tones, paired with just a slick or two of mascara.

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Shaughna's Slicked Back Look

She's gone from Hollywood waves to a sleek slicked back do, proving just how versatile this islander's beauty game is. If you've got a decent pair of straighteners in your arsenal, a bit of serum and a little hair gel, this look is yours for the taking.

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Sophie's Cat Eye Flick

This cat eye flick is bold and beautiful. To copy it yourself, use a liner brush and a bit of shadow to get your perfect shape, before going in with the liner. This will give your flick a diffused look like Sophie's and hide any tiny mistakes too - winner.

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Siânnise's Sleek Down Do

We're here for Siânnise's glossy sleek look here. To emulate it, straighten your hair before giving it a sharp parting with a comb, tucking each side section behind your ears, and fixing in place by gently brushing through with a soft brush that has been sprayed with a medium hold hairspray.

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Eve's Berry Lip

A berry lip is very on trend right now, as, it would seem, Love Island's Eve knows all too well. Apply a couple of layers of your favourite shade, and dab a touch of gloss over the top to copy this islander's look.

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