Love Island 2024’s Samantha Kenny: her age, her job, and why she could end up with Ronnie Vint

She's looking for 'tall, dark and cockney'

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by Ben Pulsford |
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Historically, the build up to a new Love Island series is more exciting than the actual event itself (a bit like Christmas), and a huge part of the annual buzz is the press being drip-fed rumoured Islanders before hand and, this year, one of those rumoured Islanders was Liverpudlian make up artist Samantha Kenny.

Shock of shocks, we weren't surprised to learn she was absolutely stunning, but we were a tad caught of guard by the 27-year-old's remarkable resemblance to Love Island 2020 bombshell turned All Stars winner, Molly Smith (with a sprinkling of Abbey Clancy).

Samantha and Mimi
Samantha and Mimi ©©ITV

We knew Love Island casting were always on the hunt for a certain 'look', but if Iain Sterling told us that Molly was recently single and had decided to give Love Island yet another go, we might've believed it, because these two could be twins.

Molly Smith
Molly Smith ©Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures UK

To clarify, Samantha is definitely not Molly; Molly is definitely living her happily ever after up north with her gorgeous, gargantuan boyfriend, Tom Clare.

Samantha has, however, been coupled up with one of the villa's two Tom Clare lookalikes, Sam Taylor (the other being Ciaran Davies, obv). And as good as they look together, Samantha has already stated that she doesn't like mullets and flat-out announced that Sam is not her type.

Samantha and Sam
Samantha and Sam ©©ITV

Instead, she's got her eye on cheeky chappie, Ronnie Vint – which makes sense as she's said countless times that her type is "tall, dark and cockney".

We're manifesting these two getting together, to be honest; we've just finished bingeing Footballer's Wives for the first time in years and they'd be totally that vibe as a Love Island power couple. Joey Essex, stay away – don't ruin this for us.

As if, Joey Essex is 5ft 9in if memory serves.

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Ronnie ©ITV

Who is Samantha Kenny?

Samantha is taking part in Love Island 2024 in Majorca this summer. She is currently coupled up with Sam Taylor.

Samantha Kenny
Samantha Kenny ©©ITV

How old is Samantha Kenny?

She is 27 years old.

What does Samantha Kenny do for a living?

Samantha is a make up artist. She regularly posts snaps of her gorgeous work on her Instagram grid. She also appears to dabble in influencing, too.

Where is Samantha Kenny from?

She is from Liverpool.

Does Samantha Kenny have Instagram?

Obv. You can follow her at @samanthakenny.xx.

Does Samantha Kenny have TikTok?

Yep, you can follow her at @samanthakennyx.

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