Paige Thorne is the first Love Island contestant to be revealed (Picture: ITV)

Love Island 2022 has officially revealed its first contestant for the upcoming new series, with Paige Thorne taking the lead.

Just a matter of days stands in the way before presenter Laura Whitmore introduces our next batch of singletons to their new Majorcan villa.

Here’s everything you need to know about our first islander, Paige.

Who is Paige Thorne?

Paige Thorne is a paramedic from Swansea. She’s recently come out of a relationship and is looking for Mr Right.

‘I’ve been on a few dates but I just haven’t clicked with anyone,’ she admitted.

The brunette bombshell has struggled to find anyone in her hometown. ‘I need to break out and broaden my horizons and Love Island just brings everyone together for me,’ she said.

Will Paige find love in the villa? (Picture: ITV)

‘I haven’t got to go out and I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully, they can just come to me now!’

What will Paige bring to the villa? ‘Just positive energy, lots of bubbly energy,’ she enthused.

‘I am a good cook and I’m quite mumsy so I’ll look after anyone that needs looking after.

‘If I had to pick a signature dish, it would probably be a Sunday dinner. My roasties are up there, I think Gordon Ramsay would be impressed – I think he would be like ‘9/10 or 10/10.’

How old is Paige Thorne?

Paige is 24.

How to follow Paige Thorne on Instagram

Paige is just shy of 2,000 followers on Instagram. She often posts holiday snaps and photos of her outfits.


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