Grab your sunnies, your phone and approximately 300 different bathing suits—it’s time to get pumped for the U.S. version of Love Island. The American iteration of the British reality program premieres on CTV on Tuesday, July 9 (Monday to Friday at 8 p.m. ET) and in anticipation for the big day, it’s time to meet the first 11 singles to enter the Fijian villa in pursuit of love, happiness and that sweet cash prize.
If the new show is anything like the overseas version, these islanders will enter the villa and form five couples from first impressions alone. The remaining woman will likely be left to poach one of the gentlemen from his couple by the end of the week. Over the next eight weeks, more singles will be added and booted from the island, all facilitated by hilarious host Arielle Vandenberg. Let the drama begin!
Here are the 11 singles looking for love.
Meet the first 11 islanders heading to ‘Love Island’
Elizabeth WeberElizabeth is a 24-year-old advertising exec from New York City. She loves travelling, mystery movies, beach volleyball and rollerblading. She's hoping to find her dream man, possibly with a resemblance to her celeb crush (and ours), Shawn Mendes. CBS Television Studios
Caroline "Caro" ViehwegCaro is a 21-year-old marketing student from Los Angeles. She's searching for someone who's spiritual, loving, friendly, funny and authentic, much like her celeb crush, The Rock.CBS Television Studios
Alana MorrisonAlana is a 21-year-old college student from New Haven, Connecticut. She's never had a BF and is looking for a funny, goofy guy who hopefully resembles her celeb crush, Odell Beckham Jr. CBS Television Studios
Mallory SanticMallory is a 25-year-old analyst for Nike from Vancouver, Washington. She's looking for that special someone who's motivated, independent, fun, wild and spontaneous, but they better not be a loud chewer. CBS Television Studios
Alexandra StewartAlexandra is a 25-year-old publicist from Los Angeles. She's looking for a man who's romantic, compassionate and supportive. It wouldn't hurt if he was tall too, like her celeb crush, Liam Hemsworth. CBS Television Studios
Kyra GreenKyra is a 22-year-old musician from Los Angeles. She's got her sights set on a guy with a skater/artistic vibe. It's no wonder her celeb crush is Johnny Depp. CBS Television Studios
Cashel BarnettCashel is a 27-year-old model and musician from Sacramento, California. His dream girl is someone funny like the incomparable Tina Fey. CBS Television Studios
Yamen SandersYamen is a 24-year-old real estate agent from Los Angeles. According to his friends, he's the best person to go to for advice (that'll come in handy) and the life of the party. His celebrity crush is Amber Rose. CBS Television Studios
Michael YiMichael is a 29-year-old model from Miami, Florida. He's not sure exactly what he's looking for in a partner but he's sure he'll know her when he sees her. Until then, his celeb crush is Jennifer Garner might offer some clues.CBS Television Studios
Weston RicheyWeston is a 25-year-old photographer from Dallas, Texas. He's looking for a girl with a great smile who's beautiful inside and out. He also wants you to know that he built his own house. Gotta love a handyman. CBS Television Studios
Zac MirabelliZac is a 22-year-old grocery store cashier from Chicago. He's looking for a girl who can bring out the best in him by being trustworthy, supportive and goofy. His celeb crush is Canadian treasure Rachel McAdams. CBS Television Studios