Who is Shaughna Phillips? Winter Love Island star's career in politics, Instagram handle and age

Sophie Rainbow
·5-min read

Villa queen Shaughna Phillips has left the Love Island villa after she was dumped from the show over the weekend.

One of the original 12 in the first ever Winter Love Island, Shaughna became much loved by the public for her forthright views and no-nonsense attitude.

Hearts all over the UK broke when she stayed loyal to her man Callum Jones, only for him to let the nation down by returning from the Casa Amor challenge with new beau Molly Smith on his arm.

Before entering the villa, Shaughna told The Sun that once she leaves the show she would like to return to the world of politics, and also revealed that she worked with victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster while working for the local council as a democratic services officer.

Here's the lowdown on the 25-year-old...

Who is Shaughna Phillips?

Shaughna is a democratic services officer from London, and has promised to bring a few surprises with her into the villa.

Speaking before the series started, she said: "I’m chatty, funny and clever – people won’t expect it from me. When they hear me speak about certain things they’ll be shocked. I like to get on with everyone, too."

Asked to describe herself in three words, Shaughna decided on "Funny, easy-going but a little bit bossy" - which obviously isn't three words but we'll let her off on this occasion.

By her own admission, her worst habit is "Thinking I’m always right… or should I say, knowing I’m always right," and she thinks her best feature is her lips, adding that she has "spent enough money on them!"

Before entering the villa, Shaughna worked for Lambeth council as a democratic services officer, but quit her job to appear on the show.

It was during her time at the council that she worked with a fire safety team which helped ensure that the front doors in council properties were fire safe following the Grenfell Tower fire.

She told the newspaper: "To begin with, it was overwhelming. But because you’re doing something good, that if I went home and there was a few more fire safe doors that had been installed, it was like, ‘good, we’re getting there.’"

"It was hitting the ground running as there was so much to do, so it was like a project and I loved, loved, loved it."

She also revealed that despite quitting her job to go on the show, she would love to return to the world of politics when she gets back to the UK to help people.

Who did Shaughna couple up with?

Initially, Shaughna coupled up with the Manchester scaffolder Callum - and she was over the moon at his decision.

However, things began to go awry thanks to the late introduction of twins Jess and Eve Gale, who soon revealed who they wanted to pair up with.

Eve eventually chose Callum - leaving Shaughna both single and fuming.

However the pair were soon reunited after Callum ditched Eve in a recoupling last week - which sent Eve home from the villa.

New drama has since unfolded though - as Callum ditched Shaughna for new girl Molly Smith in Casa Amor. Shaughna was praised for her composure in the face of this rejection, but she is now single.

Shortly after the Casa Amor drama, Shaughna decided she had feelings for Luke Mabbott, and it seemed like it was a straight fight between her and Demi Jones for the heating engineer's affections, but he eventually decided to couple up with the student, leaving Shaughna single and axed from the show.

What's Shaughna's type?

Shaughna says that her ideal man is "Funny, a little bit smart, not smarter than me as I’d get really annoyed. I want someone I can watch the news with and have a conversation about it. I also want someone that gets along with their parents and who dresses nice and looks nice although looks aren’t everything."

On the other hand, Shaughna says that an immediate turn off for her is "Someone who loves themselves. Someone that’s not listening to you – I just think go and annoy someone else."

The worst chat up line she's ever seen was a message that said: "If you were on a McDonalds menu, you’d be a McGorgeous."

So who is her celebrity crush? "Jack Fincham is a bit of me on toast," she says.

Speaking of toast, Shaughna added that as an ideal first date she "wouldn’t mind going for something to eat."

Is Shaughna on Instagram?

She most certainly is. See all of her snaps on: @shaughnaphillips.

When did the new series of Love Island start?

Winter Love Island 2020 began on ITV2 on Sunday, January 12.

The action kicks off at 9pm, and each episode lasts around an hour.

The show is on every night, apart from Saturdays, and is followed up with Aftersun.

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