Certain Love Island contestants have gone on to become extremely popular on social media over the years, accumulating millions of followers on Instagram in very short periods of time. The Love Island franchise was rebooted in 2015 in the UK. Six seasons later, it is one of the most successful dating competition series in the world, launching several international editions around the world. The American edition, Love Island USA, became more popular than ever on season 2, which was filmed in Las Vegas and aired in 2020. Alas, it is obvious that certain islanders have gone on to become way more popular than others.
When it comes to Love Island, the placement of a contestant on the show has little to do with the number of followers that they get after the show ends. Instead, the fans usually fall in love with an islander’s looks, charisma, and sense of humor. Alas, those qualities unfortunately do not guarantee that a person can find love inside the Love Island villa. But thankfully these people gain a legion of fans after the show and do go on to find love and success outside of the show. On Instagram, it is clear which islanders are more popular with the fandom.
After competing on Love Island USA, certain contestants gained a lot of followers on Instagram. The most-followed American islander from the show is Kaitlynn Anderson with 1 million followers on the social network. Rounding out the Top 5 ranking are Caro Viehweg (477,000), Cely Vazquez (428,000), Johnny Middlebrooks (407,000), and Justine Ndiba (405,000). The Top 10 goes on to include Kyra Green (361,000), Mackenzie Dipman (320,000), Aissata Diallo (309,000), Caleb Corprew (286,000), and Kierstan Saulter (232,000). Islanders that could enter the Top 10 in the near future are Elizabeth Weber (220,000), Connor Trott (213,000), Moira Tumas (204,000), Calvin Cobb (200,000), and Laurel Goldman (161,000).
All things considered, the most popular Love Island contestants on Instagram all come from the original British series. Leading the pack is Molly-Mae Hague, who has 5.2 million followers. The Top 5 then features Dani Dyer (3.4 million), Tommy Fury (3.2 million), Maura Higgins (3.1 million), and Amber Gill (2.6 million). Rounding out the Top 10 are Olivia Bowen (2.5 million), Kem Cetinay (2.3 million), Chris Hughes (2.1 million), Jack Fincham (2 million), and Ovie Soko (1.9 million). Currently, Olivia Attwood is right behind Ovie, as she also has 1.9 million followers. Other popular islanders include Paige Turley (1.8 million), Siannise Fudge (1.8 million), Megan Barton Hanson (1.7 million), and Wes Nelson (1.6 million).
There’s no denying that certain Love Island stars have become global superstars with legions of adoring fans. These islanders are now legitimate social media influencers with massive careers, and it all started on the show.