32 hottest Love Island contestants EVER – including Davide Sanclimenti and Ella Thomas

They were all destined to be on TV...

Davide Sanclimenti, Ella Thomas and Ovie Soko

by Hollie Richardson & Eden-Olivia Lord |
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If there's one thing the Love Island stars have in common it's that they're all very hot.

Each series of Love Island introduces us to a whole host of impossibly tanned, toned (don't even get us started on Maya Jama and that iconic slow-mo entrance), twenty-something singles to make us feel bad about ourselves and/or develop problematic crushes on. But it's not like there are not already literally hundreds of former Islanders already out in the world leaving their legacies of hotness and lasting unrealistic beauty standards- as Love Island All Stars has reminded us.

From Max Morley and Alex Bowen to Montana Brown, Ovie Soko and 2022's rugby lad Jacques O'Neill, we've seen our fair share of fit reality stars in the villa.

We also can't help but remember the Islanders who grew on us over time; remember when Greg O'Shea had only just entered the villa but still questioned why Jordan Hames tried it on with India Reynolds? Or when Jack Fowler left the nation swooning following his adorable parenting skills with baby Aubrey?

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Jack completely melted our hearts during the baby challenge ITV

So we thought we'd take a look back at at the 32 hottest Islanders EVER (so far).

A definitive list of the hottest EVER Love Island stars


CLOSER: Hottest Love Island contestants

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Callum Jones

We're starting off strong here. Oh Callum. Those dimples. Those curls. If it was possible for someone to win a series all by themselves we'd be voting for Callum Jones.

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Molly Smith

It makes sense that only a goddess could capture the heart of someone like Callum - enter Molly Smith. This blonde bombshell captures his heart (and ours) in Love Island 2020's Casa Amor before being reunited years later on All Stars. How someone could let a woman like Molly go; we have no answers.

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Ella Thomas

Why can see why Tyrique Hyde has finally left 'the game' behind for Ella Thomas, she's absolutely stunning. The Edinburgh-based model also caught the eye of fellow Scottish fittie Ouzy See in Casa Amor.

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Zachariah Hyde

There's a reason why basically all of the villa girls have admitted to fancying Zachariah Noble. Just LOOK at him. Oh, and that basketball player height definitely works in his favour too. You can slam dunk us any time, Zach.

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Spencer Wilks

Spencer Wilks rocked up as a bombshell and with those bright blue eyes and the pearly white smile the girls were swooning. Not only that he is the CEO of a vibrator company, no wonder the girls were buzzing.

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Tanyel Revan

Tanyel Revan is a Turkish beauty who has the confidence and style to honestly pick whoever she wanted. She didn't last long in the villa but she's now engaged so, swings and roundabouts.

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Jacques O'Neill

A reincarnated Max Morley for Love Island 2022, we had a little soft spot for Gemma Owen's ex-boyfriend Jacques, could be the smile and baby blues, could be that he's a professional rugby player.

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Davide Sanclimenti

Davide Sanclimenti entered Love Island 2022 as possibly the hottest bombshell ever to set foot into the villa. He announced himself as an 'Italian snack' and the whole villa fell at his feet. Honestly, there must be something wrong with this man because he looks like he was carved by ANGELS.

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Mike Boateng

Police officer Mike Boateng insisted, "it should be illegal to be as sexy as me," and after watching him in the villa for just a few days, we were inclined to agree.

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Rebecca Gormley

Rebecca Gormley turned pretty much all of the boys' heads when she entered the villa in week two, setting two of the boys' heart rates through the roof during the sexy dance challenge and going on dates in the hideaway with Connor Durham and Callum, and she made no secret of the fact she was there to step on the girls' toes and steal their menfolk.

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Sophie Piper

Rochelle Humes' little sister Sophie Piper had the boys fighting over her as soon as she stepped foot in the villa, which made a nice change from the usual turn of events. Both big Connagh and little Connor (OG Connor) wanted to couple up with her, but she eventually chose OG Connor (for some unknown reason, see below).

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Connaugh Howard

Big Connaugh (with a G) was the first bit of absolute PHWOAR in the 2020 winter series, and despite getting pied off by Sophie he wasn't short of admirers, with Siannise Fudge, Jess Gale and Rebecca all fighting over him.

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Ovie Soko

Let's not pretend that Ovie is not the fittest person we've ever seen on TV. Not only is he dreamy but remember when he took India Reynolds away from all of that drama with Jordan Hames and Anna Vakili? Love him.

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India Reynolds

India wowed the nation when she arrived in the villa and for good reason too; the model is absolutely gorgeous and came third alongside Ovie.

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Michael Griffiths

He treated Amber Gill and Joanna Chimonides like trash in the villa but there's no denying it - Michael is fit. And him starring in Dreamboys is proof...

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Maura Higgins

Maura Higgins is one of the best contestants that's ever gone on Love Island; from trying to seduce Tommy Fury to putting Tom Walker in his place, we were obsessed from the get-go. We almost forgot to mention that she's absolutely stunning; no wonder she was a model and Grid Girl before her stint in the villa.

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Leanne Amaning

Great things come in small packages, and Leanne Amaning is the petit beauty we were rooting for from Day ONE.

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Jack Fowler

Jack Fowler is practically perfect in every physical way. He melted hearts around the nation when he proved to be the hottest dad ever during the baby challenge.

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Megan Barton Hanson

Most guys in the villa were obsessed with Megan Barton Hanson, and so were we. The reason she managed to split up Wes Nelson and Laura Anderson within just 24 hours is because she's sizzling hot.

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Josh Denzel

Josh Denzel is Mr Smooth with his laidback attitude and sharp style. Oh and those abs, obvs. That nose-ring just totally does it for us, too.

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Montana Brown

Montana Brown - advocate of the underboob trend - rated herself a 'solid eight out of 10'. We disagree - she's obviously a full 10.

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Zara McDermott

Zara McDermott turned Adam Collard's head as soon as she strutted into the villa with her lusciously long locks. She sure knows how to rock a high-thigh bikini bottom.

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Chris Hughes

King of the quiff Chris Hughes nearly ripped out of every tee-shirt he somehow managed to pull over those bulging muscles.

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Jess Shears

We were obsessed with Jess Shears' model good looks - she should have lasted longer in there.

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Terry Walsh

This one's for all the tattoo lovers out there. It's just a shame they covered Terry Walsh's impeccable pecks.

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Alex Beattie

No wonder personal trainer Alex Beattie caught fellow villa babe Montana Brown's eye. We can't cope.

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Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas' curly locks and that northern accent swooooon

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Samira Mighty

Samira Mighty is a natural beauty who inexplicably gets overlooked in the villa. She's also definitely our best dressed and looks SMOKING in her orange bikini.

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Olivia Buckland

We loved Olivia Bowen's feistiness, with her tattoos and nose-ring scoring extra HOTHOTHOT points.

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Alex Bowen

Of course Olivia's husband Alex Bowen had to be on the list. He's one of the best things to come out of Love Island 2016.

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Amber Gill

Amber Gill was confident from day one (remember when she questioned whether Callum MacLeod could pull off any sunglasses?) and no wonder she's absolutely gorgeous. She won the show alongside Greg and after he dumped her via text she went on to become a millionaire - yes, really.

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Max Morley

There's a reason Yorkshire lad Max won the first Love Island series, with his sun kissed hair and sporty bod.

In more Love Island related news, although many Islanders are scouted for the show on social media, there are still lots of stars who went through the application process like Amy Hart and Anton Danyluk.

2018 Islanders Samira and Alexandra Cane revealed their top tips for anyone applying to enter the villa and, we have to say, it’s great advice.

“If you're going to do a show reel for the show make it really fun, eye-catching,” Alexandra said.

Samira added, “Have a lot of personality because you're not going to get anywhere with no personality. Also go in expecting the unexpected. Don't expect much. Don't go in and be like, 'I'm going to win,' because you just need to have fun.

"It's serious in there but have fun and when you go to the interview just be fun. Be yourself."

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