Meet our new American Islanders! 🇺🇸
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas… unless you air it to audiences around the world, of course! That’s exactly what’s going down this summer, as season two of Love Island: USA comes to ITV2.
A stunning selection of sexyAmerican singles are hoping to find love while locked down in Sin City, but will they play their cards right and hit the jackpot? It’s game on from Monday 7th September, so let’s start by meeting our first 11 Islanders…
THE GIRLSJustine, 27, from Rockaway, New Jersey
Justine is a woman of many talents – she’s a full-time billing coordinator, part-timedancer and an all-time babe!
She recently called time on a six-year relationship and is ready to find love onceagain, but she’s not settling this time around. Justine’s looking for a Chrissy Teigen and John Legend type of love, where friendship is key.
Her idea of a perfect date is "staying in, wearing pyjamas while eating takeout andwatching a movie in bed". Sounds a bit like our daily life, minus the datepart…
Moira, 28, from Brielle, New Jersey
New Jersey girl Moira is a shopping channel model with a thirst for adventure,especially if it involves paddle boarding, water skiing or generally being in the sea!
She ended an eight-year relationship as her partner wasn’t ready for marriage (ouch), sonow she’s looking for love with someone who wants to settle down and loves snuggling as much as she does.
If you’ve got that movie star look, you might be in luck, as her celebrity crushes arePaul Rudd and Liam Hemsworth. But overall, Moira’s looking for the kind of relationship where she and her partner "can tolerate each other for the next 80 years".
28+80=108… Shall we tell her or…?
Cely, 24, from Sacramento, California
Captain of her high school cheerleading team, a degree in Criminal Justice, speaks fluent Spanish, plays guitar, loves to sing… is there anything Californian stunner Cely can’t do?
Dating apps aren’t really her style, as she’s more into meeting guys the old-fashionedway... going on a global reality TV show!
Her perfect guy has to have a great sense of humour and a romantic streak – plus bea Leo, preferably, so he's a perfect match for this gorgeous Gemini.
Kaitlynn, 27, from Lapeer, Michigan
Say hello to Kaitlynn, a small-town girl with a big personality! Her friends would describe her as "weird, funny and outgoing", which sounds like a perfect combination for heading into a villa with a bunch of strangers.
She’s been single for six years and is now ready to find 'the one'. If he looks like her celebrity crush Leonardo DiCaprio, even better!
Murder mysteries are totally her thing and her life-long dream is to be a detective.
Mackenzie, 24, from Scottsdale, Arizona
Want to date sizzling student Mackenzie? We hope your pockets are full grown, because all of her exes are millionaires…
...But money isn’t top of her list. Her dream man should be a BIG sports fanatic and willing to watch every game going.
She’s got some very *strong* opinions too. “Whipped cream is not sexy or tasty, disco isthe best genre, three cups of coffee a day is good for you, Tom Brady is not the GOAT,” she says. We’ll let you make up your own mind on those...
Tre, 25, from Boca Raton, Florida
Buff boy Tre is a personal trainer (or Tre-ner, maybe?) and loves football, cooking andRihanna.
Any girls who like the look of him will need to get on with his family too. He’s an older brother to three siblings and describes himself as their “role model”. Cute!
Tre promises "fun times, comical memories and magical pleasures" to any girl he dates. Well, we can’t wait to see if he brings all three to the villa…
Connor, 23, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pass the mic… karaoke king Connor is looking for love!
Singing aside, he’s into "fitness, space and puppies", not to mention he has a master’s degree in accounting. Cha ching!
He’s used to meeting girls through Instagram, but is now swapping DMs for PDAs as hepacks his bags for the Vegas villa.
Carrington, 22, from Salt Lake City, Utah
Sales manager Carrington is hoping to find his fairytale ending in the villa. Inspiredby The Great Gatsby, he says he'd love a relationship just like Gatsby and Daisy’s!
We won’t tell him how that one ends then… 👀
Other than diving into classic novels, he's big on working out, snowboarding andhanging out with his friends.
He’s been single for three years now and wants to find a girl who’ll make him go “crazyinside”. Well Carrington, anything can happen in Vegas!
Jeremiah, 22, De Kalb, Mississippi
This country boy is leaving his farm behind and heading to the bright lights of Vegas to find love!
Jeremiah’s a self-proclaimed flirt and is after a girl with “personality and good vibes”. *checks vibe immediately*
Fishing and working out are his top hobbies, so any girls who have their eye on Jeremiah will need to be the active type too – or look like his celebrity crush Keri Hilson.
Johnny, 22, from Chesapeake, Virginia
College track-and-field star Johnny is a real fitness fiend, but that’s not his only love. He’s also big on cutting hair, photography, modelling and hiking.
His athletic ways have earned him a bit of a reputation with the ladies, but deep down he’s a huge romantic who’s looking for a serious relationship. Fingers crossed he’ll find it in the villa!
However, Johnny’s love life has been far from perfect. "Dating has felt like paying rent for a one-room apartment with bad furniture and no electricity," he says.
Rest assured utilities, comfy day beds and a luxury Beach Hut are all part of the Love Island package, Johnny!
James, 27, from Winchester, Virginia
Don’t let the tattoos fool you. Personal trainer James McCool says he isn’t really that McCool – in fact, he’s more of "a goofy dork".
Ladies, if you like the look of James, we hope you enjoy a good LOL. He’s looking for someone "funny, giggly, who likes to laugh and doesn’t take life too seriously".
Enthusiasm for fitness is a plus too, as well as rocking out, as James likes nothing more than a good bang on his drums. Ba dum tish.
Season 2 of Love Island: USA starts on Monday 7th September at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub.
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