Love Island star India Reynolds has hit out on the ITV actuality romance present for shunning “curvy” girls.
The 30-year-old actuality star was a contestant on the smash ITV2 sequence again in 2019 – the place she was paired with basketball hunk Ovie Soko.
India says she was shocked to be thought-about one of many extra curvaceous contestants of the sequence, explaining that she was a dimension 10 throughout her time on the present.
Now India is hitting out at Love Island – which is because of return to screens for the primary time because the winter 2020 sequence in simply two months time – for failing to solid extra various boy varieties on the present.
She informed The Solar on Sunday: “It was mad that I used to be thought-about curvy on the present.
“I’m a costume dimension 10, which is smaller than common.”
She added: “Once I got here out, I realised there was an enormous misrepresentation of girls’s our bodies as a result of if persons are taking a look at me and pondering I’m the curvy one then the overall scale is approach off.”
Former Love Island stars Molly Smith and Zara McDermott have beforehand hit out at bodyshaters who’ve accused them of being “too skinny”.
Molly – who featured within the Winter 2020 sequence – hit again on social media final yr, writing: “I’ve had a couple of feedback about being ‘too skinny’ … that I must eat extra and so forth … I’ve really by no means been so wholesome. Telling somebody they’re too skinny isn’t okay, nobody is aware of the background of that individual.”
She added: “I work arduous on the fitness center and revel in my exercises and PT’s with @zakmason__ (despite the fact that I annoy him) and I’m so appreciative of how arduous he pushes me and helps me. Additionally @francisdiet has helped me to grasp meals and keep a more healthy way of life – I’ve really by no means eaten a lot.”
Whereas Zara – who featured in the summertime 2018 sequence – opened up concerning the impression feedback about her weight had on her.
She mentioned on-line final yr: “I by no means thought these sorts of feedback might harm me, but when I’m sincere they harm me greater than the fats shaming feedback. Why? As a result of I’ve labored so arduous to get to the place I’m, I’ve spent a lot time altering my way of life and specializing in being more healthy.
“I can now stroll up a hill with out feeling out of breath, I can run down the street and really feel completely superb, my psychological well being has by no means been higher.”
Love Island is because of return to screens in two months following an 18 month hiatus – pressured by the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s unclear if the present will return to the standard Majorca villa location for the 2021 sequence – whereas there’s hypothesis a villa on Jersey has been optioned as a substitute ought to the present be unable to movie in Spain.