Love Island’s Gemma Owen ‘has only won THREE global dressage competitions in seven years despite claiming to be an international star’
The 19-year-old daughter of former footballer Michael Owen most recently won an international competition in 2020 and came in 46th place in her last global contest.
The International Federation for Equestrian Sports’ FEI database has her recorded as winning twice in March 2017 before that.
Sporty? Love Island’s Gemma Owen, 19, has reportedly only won three dressage competitions in the last seven years despite claiming she’s an international champion
A source told The Sun: ‘Whenever she has explained what she does for a living on the show, she’s said she travels around the world competing in international dressage competitions.
‘That much is true, but sadly she doesn’t win very many.
‘She’s taken part in 39 competitions and won just three times. Her dad certainly had a better strike rate.’
Competitor: The daughter of former footballer Michael Owen most recently won an international competition in 2020 and came in 46th place in her last global contest
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Love Island and for Gemma for comment.
It comes after Gemma’s former Love Island partner Liam Llewellyn finally got lucky by using flirty gags to woo two of the latest bombshells on romantic dates.
The announcement he was going to date Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, 27, and Afia Tonkmor, 25, as the cliffhanger on Wednesday night’s show left Gemma looking raging.
Fiery! It comes after Love Island fans went crazy for Ekin-Su as she amped up the drama on Thursday’s episode, entering the villa as a bombshell
Liam, 22, has been unlucky so far on the ITV2 dating show, with Davide Sanclimenti, 27, deciding to couple up with Gemma, leaving the Master’s student single.
He said about the turnaround announcement he had landed two dates: ‘It’s a massive booster, definitely what I needed, I am buzzing now, I can’t wait to meet the girls.’
Liam was seen on tonight’s show telling Afia after they meet in the candlelit courtyard: ‘I like your vibe. You’re just a laugh, a bubbly, outgoing girl and that’s exactly what I want.’
Gains: And Ekin-Su wasted no time either, as she got a joint workout in with Davide Sanclimenti
When Afia asked: ‘Would you say I am your type?’ Liam replied: ‘You’re definitely my type, 100 %.’
The Welsh lad also flirted with Turkish actress and influencer Ekin-Su from the offset when they met.
She said: ‘You’ve got really nice eyes, the colour of the sea, almost like you can kind of swim in it and get lost.’
Triggered: But her brash entrance left the girls unimpressed, as they had a debrief in the bedroom
Liam joked back: ‘Are you getting a bit lost?’, prompting Ekin-Su to admit: ‘Maybe I am.’
She later added: ‘Your eyes are just hypnotising me, I love blue eyes.’
The dates came after Gemma set her sights on businessman Davide while being coupled with Liam.
After getting what she wanted when Davide chose her in the recoupling, Gemma soon U-turned – leaving fans convinced she was going to try and win back Liam.
Date night: Liam Llewellyn was chosen by the public to go on dates with newcomers Afia Tonkmor and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu
But on tonight’s show Gemma was seen telling fishmonger Luca Bish, 23, she found him attractive.
Following a game of dares, Luca pulled the teen for a chat and they headed to the rooftop.
Gemma confessed: ‘I am attracted to you, I definitely would want to get to know you.’
Flirt: Afia and Ekin-Su await Liam’s arrival in the candle-lit courtyard and first up is Afia
Luca said: ‘You stare into my eyes and I just want to stare into yours!’
The dares were linked to a game of beer pong – with one being prompted by very accurate throw.
Ekin-Su ended up being tasked with performing a dance on an Islander of her choice – picking Davide to enjoy her moves, and ending it with a kiss on the cheek.
She said afterwards: ‘Who else would I want to be rubbing my booty against, you know, the nice little eight pack!’
Spark: Following a game of dares, Luca pulls Gemma for a chat and they head to the rooftop (Luca pictured with Davide who Gemma is currently coupled up with)
The dares also saw estate agent Andrew Le Page, 27, and paramedic Paige Thorne, 24, kiss after he was dared to lock lips with the girl who he believes is ‘wifey material’.
She reciprocated when asked to smooch who she thought was boyfriend material.
Dancer Tasha Ghouri, 23, was left less than impressed by Andrew, and admited to Gemma and Dami Hope, 26: ‘It wasn’t nice to see at all.’
Love Island continues on Friday at 9pm on ITV2.
LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Paige Thorne
Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find.
‘I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!
‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’
Name: Indiyah Polack
Occupation: Hotel waitress
Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.
‘Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one.
‘I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’
Name: Tasha Ghouri
Occupation: Model and dancer
Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.
‘This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time.
‘I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’
Name: Gemma Owen
Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer.
‘I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest.
‘If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.
Andrew Le Page
Name: Andrew Le Page
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.
‘I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.
‘I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not?
This is the best time to give it a go.’
Name: Luca Bish
Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.
‘If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates.’
Name: Afia Tonkmor
Occupation: Lounge Host at a Private Members Club
Who is their type on paper? ‘I love going on dates but I want to be in a relationship and just call it a day!
‘I like going on dates but I am just so done with it now, I just want the relationship, chill thing.’
Name: Dami Hope
Occupation: Senior Microbiologist
Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.
‘When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.
‘I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team’.
Name: Liam Llewellyn
Location: Newport, South Wales
Occupation: Masters Student
Who is their type on paper? ’22 is a really nice age to meet someone, you’ve got your years ahead of you so you have time to grow together.
‘Love Island is a great opportunity to meet someone, you’re in with a load of different types so you can get to grips with what you really like.’
Name: Davide Sanclimenti
Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)
Occupation: Business owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.
‘They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.
‘Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘
Name: Ikenna Ekwonna
Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve only been in one past relationship but now I think I’m at the age where I could find someone.
‘Hopefully, I’m going to bring spontaneity and excitement.
‘I’m not really shy to speak to people I don’t really care too much about what people think.’
Name: Amber Beckford
Who is their type on paper? ‘I don’t like guys that show off.
‘I don’t like flashy guys – just have a personality and make me laugh.
‘There was this one guy and he was trying to purposefully show off his car keys and we were literally in the middle of a restaurant!’
Name: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’m quite picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains!
‘I’m looking for someone with intelligence, someone who can have good chats. Nothing like cockiness!’