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‘You become disposable’: Love Island stars reveal the adversity they’ve faced since leaving show

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Love Island alumni Montana Brown, Paige Turley, Yewande Biala and Samira Mighty have discussed the challenges they have faced since appearing on the show  in a candid new interview.

Speaking to Cosmopolitan, Love Island 2017 star Montana, 25, discussed feeling ‘disposable’ in the industry after exiting the villa, while 2020 champion Paige, 23, and 2019 star Yewande, 25, detailed the negative impact on their love lives. 

Montana, said: ‘The first year after Love Island, I behaved like a bit of a brat – people give you everything for free, and do everything for you. 

Honest: Love Islander’s Montana Brown (pictured), Paige Turley, Yewande Biala and Samira Mighty have discussed the challenges they have faced since appearing on the show

‘But you can’t forget that you’re quite disposable in this industry. Future contestants need to know what they’re getting into, and also understand that fame and money don’t last forever.’

Reflecting on how she’s learnt to stay grounded, she continued: ‘In the beginning I was constantly looking in my peripherals to see what other contestants were doing. Who’s working with which brands? Who’s getting paid what? 

‘You psycho-analyse yourself, because you feel pressure to look a certain way in order to get the work. 

‘As time’s gone on, I’ve learned you can’t copy people. I had to find what I was passionate about beyond social media, and now use it as a place to keep up with my friends.’

Revealing: In an interview with Cosmopolitan , the swimwear founder, 25, discussed feeling ‘disposable’ in the industry after exiting the villa, while Yewande (pictured), 25, detailed the negative impact on her love life

Yewande, who stepped foot in the sun-soaked villa in 2019, said Love Island has made it harder for her to date. 

She said: ‘I had trust issues before I went in, but once I left, it got even harder. 

‘Normally if you want to meet someone, you go on Tinder, but if someone matches with me, I think it’s because they’ve seen me on TV. I’m so paranoid that now I just don’t put myself in that situation.’

Despite making her wary of new suitors, she confirmed she wouldn’t change a thing about her time on the reality dating programme.  

Unconventional: Meanwhile Paige, 25, confessed she had to start dating Finley Tapp ‘backwards’ after they finished the show and began living together during the pandemic

She added: ‘I had an amazing summer. The way it’s engineered is so clever because you’re so completely focused on your time there that you forget about what we called “the outside”. 

‘It means you’re really in the moment and I had my highest highs and my lowest lows in that villa.’

Meanwhile Love Island 2020 winner Paige confessed she had to start dating Finley Tapp ‘backwards’ after they finished the show and began living together during the pandemic.

She said: ‘You start the relationship very accelerated – you meet them and then you’re sharing a bed! 

‘So it’s been nice to find the basics. We did things back to front. Now we’re actually going to go on our first dates! … I keep saying to Finley that it’ll be nice when he can see me in normal clothes that aren’t joggers or pyjamas. 

‘He’s seen me in the villa in heels and dresses every night, and when we left the villa he must have been like, “Oh my god.”‘

Read the full interview in the July/August issue of Cosmopolitan which goes on sale on Thursday

Weighing up the benefits from the show, she said: ‘It’s changed my life. I live in a new city with my boyfriend, I’ve doubled my family with Finn’s, and every day is a pinch-me moment.’

Meanwhile Samira, 25, admitted she struggled to comprehend the online backlash and trolling after appearing on Love Island in 2018.

‘It was surprising,’ she said. ‘You never expect to see your name trending on Twitter. I couldn’t get my head round how people can send messages like ones I’ve had. 

‘Every little thing you do gets looked at. People think they know you very well, but sometimes it can get a bit too personal.’

According to the West End star, one of the biggest changes she experienced from the show was being recognised in the street by strangers. 

She elaborated: ‘I can’t compare being “just Samira who was in musicals” to who I am now in the public eye. 

‘Imagine going from normal life where no one recognises you to one day suddenly everyone recognises you everywhere you go. The degree of fame was a huge shock.’

But just like Yewande, she said she wouldn’t change a thing as she added: ‘I don’t have any regrets, not one.’ 

Read the full interview in July / August issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale from 10 June. 

Take it to heart: Samira, 25, admitted she struggled to comprehend the online backlash and trolling after appearing on Love Island as she said: ‘Sometimes it can get a bit too personal’

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Jackie ‘O’ Henderson’s awkward sex question for NRL star Latrell Mitchell

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Radio host Jackie O’ Henderson was left red-faced on Wednesday after asking an NRL star if he planned to ‘pick up’ before the State of Origin opener – only for the sportsman to clarify he’s married with children.

Henderson and her co-host Kyle Sandilands were chatting to Latrell Mitchell of the South Sydney Rabbitohs and NSW Blues on The Kyle and Jackie O Show when they seemingly forgot he was in a committed relationship.

Mitchell, 23, who was relaxing in Townsville with NSW teammates Josh Addo-Carr and Damien Cook, was first asked by Sandilands if the players were ‘cruising’ the town for ‘the talent’. 

Awkward! Radio host Jackie O’ Henderson (right, with Kyle Sandilands) was left red-faced on Wednesday after asking an NRL player if he planned to ‘pick up’ before the State of Origin opener – only for the sportsman to clarify he’s married with children

Henderson, 46, laughed and said: ‘Are you allowed to pick up before Origin day?’    

Unbeknownst to the radio presenters, Mitchell is actually married and has kids.

Sandilands, who was amused by his co-host’s gaffe, said: ‘Surely their wives would have a problem with that? You know his wife listens [to the show], Jackie? Why don’t you say hi?’ 

‘I’m married, I’m married’: Henderson and her co-host Kyle Sandilands were chatting to Latrell Mitchell (pictured) of the South Sydney Rabbitohs and NSW Blues on The Kyle and Jackie O Show when they seemingly forgot he was in a committed relationship

‘I’m married, I’m married,’ Mitchell said.  

Henderson seemed genuinely sorry about the gaffe and apologised to Mitchell. 

The rugby league star is married to his long-term partner, Brielle Mercy, with whom he shares two children.

Their second child, Aleena, was born in April last year. 

Sorry! Henderson, 46, asked: ‘Are you allowed to pick up before Origin day?’ She apologised after Mitchell told her, ‘I’m married, I’m married’ 

Family: The rugby league star is married to his long-term partner, Brielle Mercy (left), with whom he shares two children 

Mitchell will be making a big return to the NSW Origin side after being dropped in controversial circumstances after the 2019 opening match.   

The Blues are trying to reclaim an Origin win after losing last year’s series. 

Sandilands finished the interview with some motivational talk against the Maroons, saying: ‘Just get out there and f**king smash these guys.’   

Making a comeback: Mitchell will be making a big return to the NSW Origin side after being dropped in controversial circumstances after the 2019 opening match

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Royal expert claims Meghan and Harry chose Lilibet to ‘secure the Sussex brand’

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A royal expert in Australia has weighed in on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s decision to use the Queen‘s nickname Lilibet for their newborn daughter. 

Speaking to The Morning Show on Wednesday, royal commentator Angela Mollard suggested they did so to ensure the Sussex brand remained connected to the palace, regardless of the status of their royal titles.

Mollard also said the Queen’s hands may have been tied regarding the use of the name, suggesting Harry and Meghan may have ‘complained to Oprah’ if she said ‘no’. 

‘It’s not a great look’: Royal commentator Angela Mollard (left) questioned the appropriateness of Megan Markle and Prince Harry using the Queen’s ‘personal’ name for their daughter so soon after publicly criticising the royal family. Left: Mollard on Wednesday’s broadcast of The Morning Show, right: The Sussexes posing with newborn son Archie in 2019 

‘I imagine they use the name Lilibet to secure the brand, the Sussex brand, to make that connection to the palace,’ she told hosts Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur, suggesting they were using it for strategic reasons in case they lose their titles.

Mollard said she liked the name, but that it was ‘too close’ to the royal family that they have chosen to separate from.

‘It’s a personal name. It’s a name that Phillip obviously called Elizabeth. It’s too close,’ she said.

‘But could you imagine – if the Queen had said “no” they could have gone on Oprah and [complained] “yeah she wouldn’t let us use that name”‘.

‘I imagine they use the name Lilibet to secure the brand, the Sussex brand’: Mollard also told hosts Larry Emdur (left) and Kylie Gillies (right) that the Sussexes may have used the Queen’s name for strategic reasons, in case they lose their royal titles down the track 

Mollard admitted that Harry had been fond of the name Lili for a number of years, but said the Duke of Sussex lost the right to use the name by criticising her during the Apple TV+ docuseries The Me You Can’t See last month. 

‘When you trounce your grandmother for her poor parenting and then you go and take her name, it’s not a great look,’ she said.   

Mollard said the Queen likely feels ‘disheartened’ by the way Harry and Meghan have spoken about her to the media, and that using the name Lilibet is in poor taste. 

‘It just doesn’t fit with me’: Mollard said the Queen likely feels ‘disheartened’ by the way Harry and Meghan have spoken about her to the media, and that using the name Lilibet is in poor taste

‘To have [used the name Lilibet] so soon after criticising the monarchy, it just doesn’t fit with me,’ she said.   

The Duke and Duchess Sussex plunged the royal family into crisis with their televised Oprah interview in March, during which they accused an unnamed royal of making a racist remark about their son Archie’s skin tone and claimed Harry’s family had failed to help Meghan when she was suicidal. 

Last month, Harry also suggested in the Apple TV+ docuseries The Me You Don’t See that his father had allowed his children to ‘suffer’ when it came to the media because of his own negative experience growing up in the Royal Family. 

Controversial: The Duke and Duchess Sussex plunged the royal family into crisis with their televised Oprah interview in March, in which they accused an unnamed royal of making a racist remark about their son Archie’s skin tone and claimed Harry’s family had failed to help Meghan when she was suicidal

Sweet family nickname for Queen that inspired Harry and Meghan’s name for their baby daughter

Lilibet – the Queen’s family nickname – was first used when Princess Elizabeth was just a toddler and unable to pronounce her own name properly.

Her grandfather King George V would affectionately call her ‘Lilibet’, imitating her own attempts to say Elizabeth.

The sweet nickname stuck and she became Lilibet to her family from then on. 

The Duke of Edinburgh also referred to his wife as Lilibet, writing to his mother in law after their wedding: ‘Lilibet is the only ‘thing’ in the world which is absolutely real to me.’

Harry and Meghan’s new baby daughter – the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild – will be known as Lili. A variation on Lily, the flower is often seen to symbolise purity, commitment, rebirth and fertility.

Lili’s middle name Diana honours Harry’s later mother Diana, Princess of Wales. It is no surprise the couple chose to pay tribute to Diana, who died in a car crash in 1997 when Harry was just 12.

 

Lili has been born almost a month before the princess would have celebrated her 60th birthday on July 1. Her cousin Princess Charlotte also has Diana as one of her middle names, as well as Elizabeth. She is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

Harry and the Duke of Cambridge are due to unveil a statue of their mother at Kensington Palace on her birthday, but the arrangements have yet to be confirmed, amid a long-reported rift between the brothers.

The Sussexes’ tribute to the Queen is likely to be seen as an olive branch to the monarch and the rest of the family.

Pictured: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California where Lilibet was born. The hospital is a private facility where births cost up to $37,000. 

Harry and Meghan plunged the Windsors into crisis with their Oprah Winfrey interview in March when they accused an unnamed royal of making a racist remark about their son Archie’s skin tone before he was born.

They also said the institution failed to help Meghan when she was suicidal. But during the televised interview with Winfrey, the Sussexes lauded the Queen.

Harry spoke of his respect for his grandmother, while Meghan said: ‘The Queen… has always been wonderful to me.’ 

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On Sunday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their daughter’s arrival.

‘On June 4, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili,’ they said.

‘She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.’

Lili, who is eighth in line to the throne, was born in Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, a private facility where births cost up to $37,000.   

Welcome to the world, Lili: On Sunday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their daughter’s arrival. ‘On June 4, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili,’ they said

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Alessandra Ambrosio flashes toned tummy following Pilates class with gal pal Ludi Delfino

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She has been enjoying a hot and heavy romance with fellow model Richard Lee.

But Alessandra Ambrosio made it a priority to get in some ‘girl time’ on Tuesday afternoon.

The 40-year-old supermodel was seen exiting a Pilates class in West Hollywood with her close gal pal Ludi Delfino.

Girl time: Alessandra Ambrosio was seen exiting a Pilates class with her close gal pal Ludi Delfino in West Hollywood on Tuesday

Ambrosio put her washboard abs on full display in a tight grey sports bra and a pair of matching leggings.

She slipped her feet into a pair of New Balance trainers and had a windbreaker tied around her waist.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel carried her essentials in a highlighter yellow crossbody bag.

Despite wearing workout clothes, Alessandra gave her ensemble a hint of glamour by throwing on a few chainlink necklaces and a bangle on each wrist.

Toned: Ambrosio put her washboard abs on full display in a tight grey sports bra and a pair of matching leggings

Sporty: She slipped her feet into a pair of New Balance trainers and had a windbreaker tied around her waist

She wore her brunette hair tied up into a high ponytail and shielded her eyes with a pair of reflective wraparound shades. 

Ludi strolled beside Alessandra in a bright blue Alo Yoga bra and leggings set paired with a lightweight denim top.

Before attending her Pilates class, Ambrosio took to Instagram to post about World Oceans Day.

Antithesis: Ludi strolled beside Alessandra in a bright blue Alo Yoga bra and leggings set paired with a lightweight denim top

Pop of color: The Victoria’s Secret Angel carried her essentials in a highlighter yellow crossbody bag

‘It’s World Oceans Day! Let’s protect the ocean today and every day!!!’ captioned the GAL Floripa founder, who included a video of herself and her 12-year-old daughter Anja paddle boarding.

Another clip in Alessandra’s video showed her and Anja holding hands and diving into the crystal clear ocean water together. 

She shares Anja and nine-year-old son Noah with her former fiance Jamie Mazur, 40. The pair split in 2018 after 10 years together.

Alessandra’s romance with Wilhelmina model Richard Lee marks her first public romance since ending her two-year relationship with Alanui co-designer Nicoló Oddi last year.

Beach gal: Before attending her Pilates class, Ambrosio took to Instagram to post about World Oceans Day; Alessandra pictured in May

Motherhood: Alessandra shares  her daughter Anja, 12, and nine-year-old son Noah with former fiance Jamie Mazur, 40. The pair split in 2018 after 10 years together; Anja, Alessandra, and Noah pictured in January

Since going public with their relationship in March, Alessandra and Richard have enjoyed a plethora of PDA-filled outing together around Los Angeles, including a recent beach day with pals in Santa Monica.  

The catwalk model – who became a US citizen on September 4 – frequently documents her glamorous, globe-trotting lifestyle on social media to her 10.3million followers.

On the career front, Alessandra co-founded her second swimwear brand GAL Floripa with her younger sister Aline and best friend Gisele Cória in March 2019.

The mother-of-two, who retired her Victoria’s Secret ‘wings’ in 2017, previously ran her eponymous swimwear line Ale By Alessandra from 2014 to 2018.

Puppy love: Alessandra’s romance with Wilhelmina model Richard Lee marks her first public romance since ending her two-year relationship with Alanui co-designer Nicoló Oddi last year; Alessandra and Richard pictured in May

Social butterfly: The catwalk model – who became a US citizen on September 4 – frequently documents her glamorous, globe-trotting lifestyle on social media to her 10.3million followers; Alessandra pictured on June 7

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