Love Island star Kaz Kamwi has opened up on how she is feeling ahead of the exciting launch of the new series on Monday 28th June.
Kaz, 26, is a fashion blogger and model with a huge online following already both on Instagram and TikTok.
Unfortunately, this has made her a target for cruel online trolling before, but the bubbly singleton tries not to let it faze her.
In fact, she explained she believes it might have prepared her for the fame and scrutiny Love Island will bring, though the show is taking a stronger stance on online hate this year.
Asked if her social media following gives her an advantage, Kaz told The Mirror and other press: “The reality is with social media, my audience might not even watch the show!
“The only thing I might be used to is receiving negative comments from loads of people at one time and just learning not to take it personally, just let people have their moment but shake it off, just be myself and be kind.”
Kaz revealed her mum is her “best friend” and supported her through the entire application process for the show, so there were no tricky conversations there.
When it comes to intimacy in the villa, she has even discussed this with her mum too.
“It’s not something I’m necessarily looking to run towards or run away from,” said Kaz.
“I think sex is an important part of any relationship and I just think everyone needs it.”
“If I’m with the right person and the moment feels right I wouldn’t rule it out but it’s not like a definite yes or no.”
“The only rule mum said is just to be myself,” she added.
“She trusts my judgement, she trusts me, she says if I can trust myself the way she trusts me, she isn’t worried.”
Kaz added: “So that’s the only rule – just to be me and enjoy every moment and not to overthink and not to focus too much on, ‘Oh I should have done this’.”
Kaz describes herself as a “girls girl” and says she hopes no girls in the villa will try to steal her man – but she would try to talk it out with them if they did.
Never settling for minimal effort, Kaz said her biggest turn-off is “nonchalance”.
“I am a princess, hun! I like a man who takes charge!” she laughed. “When I date guys I’m quite direct where my standards are and then when they don’t meet them I’m like, ‘Oh boy, bye’.”
“But they don’t take the boy bye seriously so they keep coming back and I’m dodging them all – they can’t stay away!” she added.
* Love Island begins Monday 28th June at 9pm on ITV2