Love Island star criticises show for 'misrepresentation of curvier women'

Joe Anderton
·2-min read

Love Island star India Reynolds has hit out at the show for poor representation of larger women, claiming that the ITV2 reality hit portrayed her as 'curvy' when she is below average size.

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, the TV personality from the 2019 series stated that: "It was mad that I was considered curvy on the show. I'm a dress size 10, which is smaller than average.

"When I came out (of the show), I realised there was a huge misrepresentation of women's bodies because if people are looking at me and thinking I'm the curvy one then the general scale is way off."

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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India isn't the only star to hit out at the show in the last few weeks, as Niall Aslam (who was on the 2018 series briefly before quitting) stated that he wasn't allowed to talk to people in the villa whenever he felt like it, because the producers wanted to be in control of the conversations.

He stated the environment was very stressful to him, and then he went "from Love Island to a psychiatric hospital in nine days".

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Related: ITV responds to claims Winter Love Island 2022 has been axed

Love Island is set to return to our screens this summer, although we don't know what, if any, kind of changes are going to be made this time around to accommodate social distancing (as rules could potentially be relaxed before it begins).

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