A blonde beauty with eyes for Welsh Love Islander Liam Reardon is among those due to enter Casa Amor on Sunday night’s episode of the reality TV show.
It is that time of the series where couples are tested with temptation as the boys and girls are split up and each introduced to three new bombshells of each gender.
Heading into the villa this year out of the girls are two models and an international DJ and all boast beauty, personality and Instagram followers for days and one of the girls, Mary Bedford, has her eye on Merthyr Tydfil’s Liam Reardon who is currently coupled up with Millie Court. This could shake the couple, who are favoured to win by fans.
When asked who she has her eye on, the model said: “Liam. He’s just beautiful. He’s 6ft 6in for a start, he seems really old-school, like a gentleman and he’s basically the same age as me. He’s perfect.”
Until then, here’s everything we know about the new people heading into the show with more to be announced shortly, the Mirror reports.
Meet the Love Island 2021 Casa Amor Girls Salma Naran
From: Dublin, Ireland
Instagram:@salma.naranx (38.3k followers)
On why she has signed up for Love Island, gorgeous model and influencer Salma Naran has revealed: “I’ve never been in love. What better place to have a tunnel vision and really finding your one?
“It’s the perfect atmosphere, you don’t have the outside world distractions. It looks like time moves fast in there in a good way – it’s like, do you actually like me or not? In the real world it’s so wishy-washy. With this, it’s just, you need to know.”
Describing herself as “vibrant” and “bubbly”, Salma says her loved ones would describe her as above all else as “confident”.
She notes: “Chatty, I am chatty once I’m comfortable around you. I can be shy at times if I don’t like the energy. I do pick up on energies a lot. I don’t like confrontation.
“I am a very fiery person but I would never start something just because. If I’m confronted then I probably would get fiery. I don’t bother people if they don’t bother me.”
On going after what she wants, model Salma says: “Obviously, everyone’s going to step on everyone’s toes at some point. It is what it is.”
From: Wakefield, England
Instagram:@mary_bedford (187k followers)
Blonde beauty Mary Bedford is heading to the villa with shedloads of Instagram followers and with one man in mind: tall Welshman Liam Reardon.
On who she has her eye on, Mary says: “Liam. He’s just beautiful. He’s 6ft6 for a start, he seems really old-school, like a gentleman. And he’s basically the same age as me. He’s perfect.”
Otherwise, Mary will also keep a lookout for Teddy Soares or Toby Aromolaran.
Revealing why she is heading into the villa, Mary said it is down to her bad luck with boys, but she is not afraid to step on the toes of other girls, especially Liam’s current partner in the villa, Millie Court.
Mary notes: “I’m just going to get in there, see how Liam actually is feeling about Millie really and then reassess. I’m definitely not one to lay it on thick. I’ll just do a bit of flirting and see how it goes. That’s the whole aim isn’t it?
“If I go in there and I really like Liam I’ll have to step on Millie’s toes. If all the boys are coupled up you will be stepping on toes. If I could get away with not having a conversation I probably would as I hate confrontation, but if I need to I would.”
Occupation: International DJ
From: Dublin, Ireland
Instagram:@djkailatroy (41.5k followers)
28-year-old stunner Kaila Troy is heading into the villa after bad luck dating and having had her career as a DJ impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kaila says: “Work is fun. Before the pandemic I was DJ-ing everywhere, all around the world, really fun, exciting, very fast-paced, meeting a lot of interesting characters.
“I’d be around a lot of different artists in the industry. I love the energy. Sometimes it is hard dating as I am travelling a lot.”
On how her loved ones would describe her, Kaila notes: “My friends would say I’m very energetic. Never got into drinking, was never my thing, but I’d be the one up all night still and they’d be falling asleep.
“They’d say I was very outgoing and hardworking for sure. What I want I go and get it. Independent, too. And caring and loving.”
This “competitive” new girl is ready to fight for what she wants in the real world, but will she succeed in the villa?
Occupation: Car salesman
From: Glasgow, Scotland
Instagram:@harryyoung__ (3.6k followers)
Car salesman Harry Young is joining as part of the Casa Amor twist after signing up through dating app Tinder and is the first islander to be recruited through the dating app, which he has used throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to spark romantic connections previously.
Harry says of why he joined the show: “I’ve been single for a year and a half and previously went through heartbreak and I’ve had a bit of fun as well. Obviously, COVID then hit so I haven’t had the chance to date.”
One lady that Harry is keen to get to know is Kaz Kamwi but there are others, with the Scot saying: “Kaz has always been in my top three. But once I’m in there and speaking with people, it could change. “
Ready to step on toes in the villa, Harry describes himself as “that type of person, if I’m on a night out or at work, I’m there for a laugh and the banter. People say they can hear me before they can see me.”
Harry, who is also a qualified football referee, also notes how his loved ones would describe him, saying: “My mum would say I’m a kind, caring person and my brother would say I am daft and loud!”
However, of his brother, he notes: “He knows the stories that don’t enter my mother’s ears [laughs]. Two different verdicts on me but both of them would say I’m confident and a people person.”
Has Tinder brought Harry to his ideal romance?
Occupation: American Football player/model
From: Luton, England
Instagram:@medhymalanda (5.8k followers)
Having been single for four years, American Football player and model Medhy Malanda is more than ready for a challenge.
On his line of work, Medhy says: “I’ve always been an athlete and been into sports. My whole family is into sports. Modelling just came about, I never wanted to model but people said I should try it and that it could go hand-in-hand with sports. I thought ‘Why not? Give it a try.’”
Like Harry, Medhy also has eyes for Kaz, noting: “Kaz’s personality is fiery, she’s got energy, she’s funny and she’s got a beautiful smile and she’s a nice girl in general.”
He also has an interest in Millie Court as she “seems like a nice girl and she’s obviously good looking as well.”
Medhy also compared himself to Kaz, noting: “I am a happy person, I’m a lot like Kaz. I’ve always got a lot of energy. I’m genuine and loyal. That’s how I am.”
Describing himself as a “happy, bubbly” and “loyal” person, Medhy also notes his other special skills, citing: “I speak four languages, written and verbal. I speak French, Dutch, English and Lingala.
“I wish I paid more attention in school when it came to Spanish as I’d then have that as well!”
This is one skilled hunk coming into the villa!
Occupation: Strategic marketing consultant
From: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Instagram:@mmacnabb (1.4k followers)
Strategic marketing consultant Matthew MacNabb is ready for the “adventure” that comes with the Love Island experience.
On his life experiences and career so far, Matthew reveals: “We started a marketing consultancy at Christmas time and it took off really quickly.
“I originally did law as my undergraduate and I’ve worked in investment banking and I did a masters in business administration.
“I was working in California for a year and a half. I came back without a job and I started this company with some other marketing consultants.”
Matthew notes that his family would say he is “very relaxed and laid back, positive and optimistic”, while his friends would call him “very adventurous and very positive”.
Also unafraid to step on the other boys’ toes, Matthew also has a fun feature that perhaps only Liam Reardon and Tyler Cruickshank can compete with.
The Northern Irish lad reveals: “I’m 6ft6”.
*Love Island continues on weekdays and Sunday at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub.