‘She’s giving main character energy!’ Love Island fans brand Olivia the breakout star of the series after the ring girl is left SEETHING over Kai’s betrayal during the first coupling
Love Island made its long-awaited return to screen on Monday nights, with this year’s hopefuls coupling up for the first time.
And it appears that viewers are already taken with the brash brunette Olivia Hawkins, with many insisting she’s giving ‘main character energy’ after she was left seething over being ditched by hunk Kai Fagan.
The ring girl, 27, originally chose to couple up with PE teacher Kai after he took a fancy to her, but he was quick to ditch her in favour of Tanyel Revan.
Breakout: Love Island fans are already taken with the brash brunette Olivia Hawkins, with many insisting she’s giving ‘main character energy’
After insisting to Maya Jama that he was in Love Island to find ‘the one’, Kai originally stepped forward for, and was matched with Anna-May Robey.
He quickly recoupled with ring girl Olivia, when she ‘stole’ him while making her selection, despite Kai not having stepped forward for her.
Kai then ditched Olivia by stepping forward for Tanyel Revan, who selected him out of all the men in the villa.
Raging: The ring girl was left seething when Kai Fagan ditched her for Tanyel Revan during the first coupling of the series
Three: Kai ditched Olivia by stepping forward for Tanyel, who selected him out of all the men in the villa
Having been confined to the sofa until all of the other female Islanders had made their entrance, Olivia struggled to hide her fury.
Eventually, as the last remaining girl, Olivia was paired up with farmer Will Young, though she was quick to share her intentions to friend-zone him in favour of Haris Namani, 21.
Her brazen attitude quickly caught the attention of fans, with many taking to Twitter to note she was clearly on a mission to steal the spotlight in the villa.
Awkward! Eventually, as the last remaining girl, Olivia was paired up with farmer Will Young, though she was quick to share her intentions to friend-zone him
Playful: Her brazen attitude quickly caught the attention of fans, with many taking to Twitter to note she was clearly on a mission to steal the spotlight in the villa
One wrote: ‘Olivia is giving me main character energy,’ while another added: ‘Olivia must think she is the main character.’
A third also tweeted: ‘Olivia is offering up some real main character energy man, I’m here for it.’
One viewer was quick to share their thoughts, writing: ‘Olivia is lush and main character energy but Tanyel takes the biscuit for me.’
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After being paired up with Will, Olivia also clocked fans’ attention by sharing a toe-curling hug with him.
The awkward moment was immediately clocked by fans on Twitter, with one penning: ‘Olivia does not fancy that guy, she just can’t stand Will already and is trying to pivot lol!’
Another added: ‘This is cringe,’ while a third wrote: ‘In what world would Olivia and Will EVER suit???’
Olivia spoke around the firepit to her a few of her fellow islanders where she admitted that the farmer ‘is not my type’.
She said: ‘He’s so lovely but he’s just not my type. We would be really good friends. I don’t want to friendzone him already but in my head I have.’
Speaking to the camera, she added: ‘With Will I’m already thinking friendship but I’m going to go in with an open mind and get to know everyone else.’
The reality star’s head looks like it might have already turned to boxer Haris after the pair had a cheeky chat by the fire pit.
The pair, who have similar careers, couldn’t contain their smiles as they joked together.
Haris reassured the ring girl that his age wouldn’t be an issue as they pinky promised not to mention it again.
Head turned: Fans might not be far off as later in the show ring girl Olivia admitted to already ‘friendzoning’ Will as she has her head turned for Haris Namani, 21, (pictured)
Speaking to makeup artist Lana Jenkins, 25, the brunette beauty admitted Haris ‘is really cute’ and that they are a ‘match made in heaven’ because of their similar jobs.
The busty busty has revealed that she has ‘never been in a relationship’ but now hopes to change that during her time in the villa.
Meanwhile Will from Buckinghamshire is hoping to find the one after years working as a farmer on his family’s £1million estate.
The hunk has already had a touch of fame thanks to his viral TikTok videos, amassing over one million followers on the social media platform.
‘We would be really good friends’: Olivia (far right) spoke around the fire pit to her a few of her fellow islanders where she admitted that the farmer ‘is not her type’
‘Match made in heaven’: The reality stars head looks like it might have already turned to boxer Haris after the pair had a cheeky chat by the fire pit
Will insists any potential partner doesn’t need to be good with animals, explaining: ‘My mum didn’t step on the farm for the first 20 years of my mum and dad’s marriage!’
‘What attracts me is energy, if the energy is there, she can do whatever she wants.
‘As long as she respects what I do and my busy times of the year, then that’s all I need. If she loves it, bonus! But it’s not a big issue for me. ‘
Love Island continues tomorrow at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.
LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Tanya Manhenga
Occupation: Student and model
Something not many people know about her: ‘I have Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice it.’
‘It’s on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it’s quite cute.’
‘I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.’
Name: Lana Jenkins
Occupation: Makeup artist
Something not many people know about her: ‘In my work as a makeup artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities.
‘Also, when I was 6-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.’
Name: Anna-May Robey
Occupation: Payroll assistant
Something not many people know about her: ‘I went on a date once and I never saw him again.’
‘We went for food and shared a bottle of wine. As I was speaking to him he fell asleep!’
‘I had to clink his wine glass to wake him up.’
Name: Tanyel Revan
Location: North London
Occupation: Hair stylist
Something not many people know about her: ‘My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum – I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.’
‘Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He’s manly and he can dance.’
‘If a man can dance I’m in love with him straight away.’
Name: Olivia Hawkins
Occupation: Ring girl and actress
Something not many people know about her: ‘I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life.’
‘I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.’
Name: Tom Clare
Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer
Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan
Name: Kai Fagan
Occupation: Science and PE teacher
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.’
‘I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC.’
‘I’ve technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis.’
Name: Ron Hall
Occupation: Financial advisor
Something not many people know about him: ‘On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye.’
‘It was the result of a football injury when I was 8. I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.’
Name: Will Young
Something not many people know about him: ‘Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’
‘A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!
‘It’s a nice way to self reflect.’
Name: Shaq Muhammad
Occupation: Airport security officer
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.’
‘Every time I watch Dear John I cry.
That’s my favourite film. Any time I’m with someone and they say, ‘Let’s watch a romantic film’, I’m like, ‘How about Dear John, how does that sound?’
Name: Haris Namani
Occupation: TV salesman
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’ve never found love. I think this is the show that can help me.’
‘It’s the best opportunity for me to find the girl and find the right one. I’ve obviously not found the right one myself.’