It’s official. Love Island is back, whether you like it or not. As usual, plenty of hopefuls have done everything they can in the hopes of making it on the show, even investing thousands on plastic surgery.
Last night we saw the first 12 contestants enter the villa, beating off thousands of hopefuls in the process, including 27-year-old mum-of-one, Emily Dorrel, who spent a whopping £15,000 on plastic surgery to appear on this year’s show, blowing her savings in the process.
What does £15,000 of cosmetic surgery get you? The answer is not a lot. Emily spent the huge sum on a boob lift, a boob reduction and a Brazillian butt lift, but was rushed to the hospital only three days later after due to a high temperature.
Speaking to Closer, Emily said she was happy to spend her life savings for a deposit on a house on the surgery, seeing as it was an ‘investment’ – eventually hoping the show would help her later on in her career.
Emily stated: “I thought the show could kickstart my career – maybe I’d get a fashion line – so I spent the £15,000 I had in savings on the surgery. I thought it was an investment in my future; I’ve seen girls like Olivia Attwood go on to have great careers and make money, so I’d love to emulate that”.
Emily went on to mention: “Now, I love my new body, but it didn’t work – I’m still not going to be on TV. I was saving for a house deposit. Now, all that cash has been squandered, and I’m stuck wasting my money on rent.”
The Love Island hopeful also revealed how she’s been obsessed with the popular ITV2 show since it began and actually admitted that it’s not the first time she has tried to appear on the show. Emily applied for the previous two series and even messaged the show on Instagram, which led to her hearing back from the producers.
Emily said: “I asked them to think about making me an Islander. I’m bubbly and good fun, so I’d be perfect. I was so excited when I got a reply from a producer to say they’d look out for my application, as I thought it meant I might be in for a chance – they were so friendly”.
Emily’s mum, on the other hand, wasn’t as keen for her daughter to appear on the show and even labelled Emily ‘selfish’ for spending the cash on the surgery to make it into the villa, which would have meant leaving her son behind with her mum.
Emily added: “I did feel guilty about leaving my son behind with Mum – but I thought I was investing in a future for us if it would bring career opportunities”.
It’s not surprising that Emily and others are so keen to appear on the show. Love Island is one of ITV’s most popular shows and has recently made household names of Dani Dyer, Montana Brown and Chris and Kem, who have all gone on to secure lucrative deals after appearing on the show.
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