‘I don’t think there’s anyone in there like me!’ New Love Island bombshells Zara Lackenby-Brown and David Salako promise to ‘spice’ up show as they prepare to enter the villa
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Two new bombshells who have promised to ‘spice’ up Love Island will enter the villa on Wednesday night’s episode.
Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown and David Salako’s appearance was teased at the end of Tuesday night’s episode as they were seen walking towards the villa.
Their entrance comes just after islander Will Young was left single after bombshell Tom Cane chose to couple up with Olivia Hawkins.
Newcomers: Bombshells Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown and David Salako will be stirring things up in the villa on Wednesday’s episode of Love Island
Zara, 25, is a model and property developer from London who said she’s been thinking about going on Love Island ‘for a long time’.
She said: ‘My love life is a bit shambolic so it would be nice to date in a different environment as whatever I’m doing at the minute isn’t working.’
Asked what she will bring to the show, Zara replied: ‘Sass, vibes and good energy. I’m a massive hype girl, I’m very complimentary so I hope to keep the vibes up in the villa.
‘I’ll also bring spice, I’m a bit different and I don’t think there’s anyone in there that’s like me so I reckon I’ll keep things interesting.’
Looking for love: David, 24, is a money adviser from Essex who said he will bring ‘good vibes’ and ‘energy’ to the villa
Zara insisted she won’t be afraid to go after what she wants in the villa and won’t let the other girls take a guy she likes away.
She said: ‘I’m very loyal but that means I sometimes put others before myself. But this is Love Island so I’m not going to go in there and let the girls takeover because in the past I’ve been like, ‘If you like him, you have him’.
‘I’d be an amazing girlfriend, I’m understanding, caring, fun and sexy.’
The beauty reckons she is still single because of her ‘very high standards’, adding: ‘My parents have a great relationship, I’ve got an amazing mother and father and I know what works in a relationship.’
If the men in the villa hope to impress Zara, they’ll have to make sure their gym routine is up to scratch as she said guys who ‘aren’t into their fitness and health’ give her ‘the ick’.
Confident: Zara insisted she won’t be afraid to go after what she wants in the villa and won’t let the other girls take a guy she likes away
Along with her work as a model, Zara said she has also appeared in several music videos for artists like Hardy Caprio, Headie One, Aitch and Tione Wayne.
David, 24, is a money adviser from Essex who said he will bring ‘good vibes’ and ‘energy’ to the villa.
The hopeful is confident about his abilities to find a girl in the villa, saying: ‘Listen, there’s only one David Salako. There we go.
‘If you’re in a relationship with me it’ll be nothing but good fun, vibes. I think I’m alright looking as well.’
Asked why he is single, David replied: ‘I’m very picky – I haven’t met the right one yet. The person you’re going to meet is never going to be perfect, but I’ve got my standards, yeah.’
Zara said: ‘My love life is a bit shambolic so it would be nice to date in a different environment as whatever I’m doing at the minute isn’t working’
Recalling his worst dating experience, David said he once went out with a girl who took issue with the amount of women he followed on social media.
He recalled: ‘I met someone through an app, she was messaging me all the time. When I met her, she said, “I’ve been down your social media followers, you follow a lot of girls.”
‘If I was in a relationship with someone I wouldn’t want them following that many girls.’ I said to her, “This is a bit too much for me.”
Aske if he falls in love quickly, David said: ‘I’m in between. If I like you I’ll put my whole 100% into you and that could lead me into liking you quickly.’
Love Island continues on Wednesday at 9pm on ITV2.
LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Tanya Manhenga
Occupation: Student and model
Something not many people know about her: ‘I have Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice it.’
‘It’s on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it’s quite cute.’
‘I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.’
Name: Lana Jenkins
Occupation: Makeup artist
Something not many people know about her: ‘In my work as a makeup artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities.
‘Also, when I was 6-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.’
Name: Anna-May Robey
Occupation: Payroll assistant
Something not many people know about her: ‘I went on a date once and I never saw him again.’
‘We went for food and shared a bottle of wine. As I was speaking to him he fell asleep!’
‘I had to clink his wine glass to wake him up.’
Name: Tanyel Revan
Location: North London
Occupation: Hair stylist
Something not many people know about her: ‘My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum – I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.’
‘Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He’s manly and he can dance.’
‘If a man can dance I’m in love with him straight away.’
Name: Olivia Hawkins
Occupation: Ring girl and actress
Something not many people know about her: ‘I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life.’
‘I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.’
Name: Tom Clare
Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer
Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan
Name: David Salako
Occupation: Money adviser
Something not many people know about him: ‘I can sing, but I will never sing! I just haven’t got the confidence to do it.’
Name: Kai Fagan
Occupation: Science and PE teacher
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.’
‘I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC.’
‘I’ve technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis.’
Name: Ron Hall
Occupation: Financial advisor
Something not many people know about him: ‘On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye.’
‘It was the result of a football injury when I was 8. I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.’
Name: Will Young
Something not many people know about him: ‘Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’
‘A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!
‘It’s a nice way to self reflect.’
Name: Shaq Muhammad
Occupation: Airport security officer
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.’
‘Every time I watch Dear John I cry.
That’s my favourite film. Any time I’m with someone and they say, ‘Let’s watch a romantic film’, I’m like, ‘How about Dear John, how does that sound?’
Name: Haris Namani
Occupation: TV salesman
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’ve never found love. I think this is the show that can help me.’
‘It’s the best opportunity for me to find the girl and find the right one. I’ve obviously not found the right one myself.’
Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown
Name: Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown
Occupation: Model and property developer
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’ve gone onto do lots of modelling and dancing for music videos for UK and global artists, I’ve worked with people like Hardy Caprio, Headie One, Aitch, Tione Wayne and more.’
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