WHEN Laura Whitmore quit as the host of Love Island, fans called on 2022 winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu to replace her.
The new face of Oh Polly, Ekin-Su CülcüloğluCredit: Owen DeValk
Maya Jama is the new Love Island hostCredit: Getty
But she refused to rule out going for the presenting role in future.
“I think ITV2 have done a wise pick choosing her. The first show she presents is going to be great.”
Responding to demand from fans for her to host Love Island instead, Ekin added: “I couldn’t believe how many people wanted me to do it.
“If it was a year down the line I would have done it, but because I’m so fresh I would like more training in presenting.
“I want to do it the real way. I’d like to be so good and when I’m ready mentally I would like to do presenting for Love Island.
“Right now there are other things in the pipeline that are taking up my time.”
Since Ekin-Su won the ITV2 show with her boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti in August, their relationship has gone from strength to strength.
The gorgeous couple have bagged their own ITV spin-off show Ekin-Su & Davide: Homecomings, which will see them embark on two trips of a lifetime to Davide’s beloved Italy and Ekin-Su’s hometown in Turkey.
The 28-year-old has plans to return to her acting job very soon – with hopes she’ll become a massive film star.
She’s also on track to be a millionaire after becoming one of Love Island’s most popular stars ever.
The Turkish actress was adamant she wanted to work with a brand that aligned to her own values of sustainability and decided against signing to a fast fashion brand.
I’ll be my own role model and fashion icon.”
Sticking to her beliefs paid off for Ekin-Su, who signed a whopping £1million deal with fashion giant Oh Polly weeks after leaving the villa – and has since launched her debut collection.
She plans to pave her own way in the fashion industry – and wants all women to feel free to dress how they want.
“I will always be me and be my own role model and be my own fashion icon,” says Ekin-Su.
“I’m not perfect, no one’s perfect. It’s hard to look perfect all the time. I want people to feel real. Whatever age you are, you’re still sexy as hell.”
Ekin-Su and Davide won Love Island 2022
Ekin-Su is one of Love Island’s most successful stars of all-timeCredit: Owen DeValk
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