How much Islanders made before the villa

Through her work as an influencer, Kaz is the villa’s highest earner

Besides love, and the prospect of millions of followers and six figure brand deals, one of the main reasons you might want to apply for Love Island is the £50k prize fund at the end. But, if the wages of the Love Island 2021 cast are anything to go by, some of them really don’t need this as an incentive.

The jobs of the cast this year have been varied – from influencers and working in the fashion industry, to students and waitresses and even a water engineer. It’s been calculated just how much the Love Island 2021 cast were making in wages before the show through their jobs, so here’s how much they were all putting away.

Kaz Kamwi – £57,200

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Before entering the Love Island villa, Kaz was working as a fashion blogger. It’s thought she could have been earning around £1,000 per sponsored post on her Instagram page, making her overall the highest earner this year.

Teddy Soares – £42,000

Teddy Soares: The wages of the Love Island 2021 cast from their day jobs before the villa

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Teddy’s job is as a senior financial consultant, with a salary of around £42,000. Right now, he works at a finance firm in Manchester, where he’s worked for over four years. According to his LinkedIn, he’s previously worked in business and financial jobs since 2014.

Jake Cornish – £38,000

Jake Cornish

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People were a little confused over Jake’s job when he entered the villa – he said he’s a water engineer which people assumed was a glorified plumber. His day to day work makes him responsible for the supply, management and maintenance of clean water and sewerage/waste water services and preventing flood damage – and earns him an annual salary of £38,000.

Chloe Burrows – £36,700

Chloe Burrows: The wages of the Love Island 2021 cast from their day jobs before the villa

via Instagram @chloe__burrows

Chloe’s job is as a financial services marketing executive, working in The City. At just 25, Chloe is making a pretty impressive wage.

Tyler Cruickshank – £29,000

Tyler Cruickshank

via Instagram @tylercruickshank_

Similarly to his fellow Islander Faye, Tyler works in property. However, as an estate agent in Croydon, Tyler is bringing back a few more bucks. When asked who out of him and Faye would win trying to sell the Love Island villa, Tyler said: “Oh I don’t know… I would say me, you’ve got to back yourself. She looks like she’d have a really good pitch on her.”

Millie Court – £26,000

Millie Court: The wages of the Love Island 2021 cast from their day jobs before the villa

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Millie is a fashion grad, and everyone’s favourite style queen in the villa. Her job is as a fashion buyer’s administrator for ASOS, where she’s worked for three years. Before that she did sales at Superdry. Speaking about her work with ITV, Millie said: “I love my job. It’s all involved with fashion.” Right now, she’s expected to be earning £26,000.

Faye Winter – £25,000

Faye Winter

via Instagram @faye__winter

Faye’s job is as a lettings manager in Devon. On top of her annual wage, Faye may earn some commission on the homes she sells.

Liam Reardon – £22,800

Liam Reardon: The wages of the Love Island 2021 cast from their day jobs before the villa

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Welsh born Liam was working a bricklayer before Love Island. His expected salary is around £22,800. As well as this, Liam also does seasons in Ibiza and was a host of a beach club there. The bricklayer life isn’t forever for Liam though. “I’m too tall to be a bricklayer, so I’d like to down tools and do a bit of property development,” he said. “When I’m 30, living somewhere not in the UK. Part of me wants to be wealthy and successful, part of me wants to be living by the beach, run a bar, something on a smaller scale and be happy.”

Liberty Poole – £18,000

Liberty Poole

via Instagram @libertypoolex

Before the villa, Liberty was juggling being a student and also a waitress at Nando’s. She’s expected to pick up £331 per week if doing full time hours, plus tips.

Toby Aromolaran – £18,000

Toby Aromolaran: The wages of the Love Island 2021 cast from their day jobs before the villa

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Toby is a semi-professional footballer and plays for Essex team Hashtag United. Talking of his job, he said: “I’ve played football since I was about six, but it’s really come into a new light for the past year since I joined a team called Hashtag United. Playing with them has really made me fall in love with the game again.” If he makes it big from football and Love Island 2021, I think Toby can expect some pretty high wages in the future.

Love Island 2021 continues on ITV2 at 9pm tonight. For all the latest Love Island news and gossip and for the best memes and quizzes, like The Holy Church of Love Island on Facebook. 

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