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Love Island's Shannon Already Has Quite The Following

It’s hard to believe viewers have lasted 15 months without a new season of Love Island due to the current pandemic. Thankfully, it’s time to rejoice as the UK’s favourite dating show is finally back for 2021. As it was confirmed earlier this month, ITV has recruited a brand new bunch of hot young singletons who are looking to find romance and hopefully win a hefty cash prize. Ahead of the release of the seventh series on Monday, June 28, ITV is gradually revealing the new islanders, including Fife-based model Shannon Singh, who has an eye on a “handsome hunk.” Here’s everything you need to know about Love Island contestant Shannon.

No stranger to the camera, Shannon is a model as well as an Instagram and Youtube star, who seems to moonlight as a DJ too. The Scottish influencer revealed to ITV that she used to be a glamour model when she was 18, which she describes as her “glory days.”

It may come as no surprise that Shannon already has a huge Instagram following. At the time of writing, she boasts 154,000 followers and as previous contestants have proven, this number will skyrocket over the next few weeks. On the ’gram, Shannon posts a number of sexy and fun mirror selfies and outfit posts, with a few enviable holiday snaps thrown in for good measure.

Described by her friends as “hilarious”, “fiery” and “lovable”, Shannon is said to be looking for a guy with great energy and admits that she “doesn’t feed off looks.”

“I need someone with personality,” she shared to ITV in a statement. “Just someone I can have fun with. I’m a party girl, I love going out, I’m very social. For me, it’s quite hard to find people who are genuine and looking for what you’re looking for. I’m not just going to go with anyone because they’re convenient. I need to make sure they’re for me.”

While looks aren’t the be-all and end-all for the model, Shannon admits she still has her eyes set on someone, well... fit. “[Obviously, they’ve got to be handsome,” she shared “but if he’s a handsome hunk but it’s like talking to a brick wall and I’d rather watch paint dry, it’s not going to be great.”

Love Island starts at 9 p.m. Monday 28 June on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.