Love Island 2021 cast: their jobs before the show – and how much they earned

Kaz was minted before she even went into the villa

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by Eden-Olivia Lord |

We've not got long left until Love Island 2022 begins so we thought we'd look at what the 2021 Islanders were doing before going onto the show.

While the majority of Love Island stars leave the villa and become full-time influencers, a few of them (literally a hand full) end up returning to their normal job.

Dr Alex George and Anna Vakili spring to mind...

So, thanks to (a UK pricing comparison site) who have done all the research, we've decided to find out exactly what all the 2021 contestants were doing before they stepped foot into the villa AND how much they were earning...

Check out: Love Island 2021 contestants - what did they do before the show?

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Kaz Kamwi - fashion influencer

Before heading into the villa, Kaz was already an influencer (with 71k followers) and could have been earning up to £1,000 per post. So annually she could have been making £57,200.

Whether they return to their job or not is another story but idealo’s brand and communications manager Katy Phillips has said, "Love Island poses a great opportunity for contestants to win a life changing amount of money, while also catapulting them into the public eye with many landing brand deals as soon as they leave the villa.

"What will be tricky though, is if they’re wanting to return to their previous careers – this may be difficult given the nod to unprofessionalism required for the villa tasks. Hopefully their quadrupled Instagram followings will give them a safety net to figure out their next career move."

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In more Love Island related news, Casa Amor bombshell Mary Bedford has opened up about her surgery journey before going into the villa.

In a YouTube video she revealed that she has had a boob job when she was 21, Invisalign and composite bonding on her teeth, a brow lift, Botox procedure and lip filler.

"This is something I’ve never spoken about on Instagram," she said on her YouTube Channel.

"I just haven’t felt comfortable speaking about it. It was an insecurity of mine and I had it done a year ago now. Obviously I am very young, I’m not promoting getting it done young but for me, modelling and seeing myself everyday. I was so skinny at the time and I just had no boobs and I knew that I would never get them naturally."

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