Dust off your bikinis because the Love Island Australia 2021 is finally here with a brand new bunch of contestants and we are KEEN!

For the first time ever the contestants will be seeking love Down Under after the pandemic prevented production from travelling overseas as has happened in previous seasons.

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Love Island Australia is back for its third season on Monday with all new contestant, October 11! Source: Nine.

However, Byron Bay seems to be the perfect substitute — these blue tick seekers won’t have far to travel to the influencer capital of Australia once they get booted from the villa!

The new hot contestants have packed their 300 abs and best banter with hopes of finding The One (or The Next One) on the famed dating show.

We’ve uncovered the new Islanders’ social media accounts because let’s face it — we’re all partial to a cheeky 3AM deep dive of reality TV contestants!

Plus, some So Dramatic! sleuths have even spilled some EXCLUSIVE tea on these soon-to-be reality stars, so keep reading to find out all the goss!

Mitchell Hibberd


Aaron Waters


Tina Provis


Jordan Tilli


Lexy Thornberry


Ari Kumar


Ronni Krongold


Courtney Stubbs


Ryan Reid


Chris Graudins


It looks Chris doesn’t actually own a shirt based on his buff pics, but we hear they’re not a requirement in the Love Island villa anyway!

The chiselled riot squad officer says he rates himself a nine out of ten for his looks, but “for personality… an easy 14.”

Well, at least we know that what Chris lacks in knowledge of basic fractions, he makes up for in abs!

But wait — there’s more! Apparently the 25-year-old is also a semi-famous TikTok star!

“I’m…not very surprised that Chris is on Love Island,” one source confessed to So Dramatic! With Megan Pustetto.

“I follow the guy on TikTok… and [the account] has been wiped of the videos.” OMG! What’s he hiding? Or is it the nuking just part of the producer’s clean-up ahead of the show?

Jessica Velkovski


Jess’ surname ends in “ovski”, which automatically makes her 20 per cent hotter than everyone on this list.

The 23-year-old has a bod to match and with a nickname like “The Intimidator”, she’s sure to ruffle a few feathers as she uses her proven skill of bikini-wearing to win over the male Islanders.

Rachael Evren


Because Sophie Monk hosting Love Island isn’t enough of a collab with Beauty and the Geek, Nine decided to cast a “dorky” Islander who owns a literal lightsaber.

Rachael’s Insta is jam-packed with pics of collectables like LEGO and Star Wars memorabilia but she’s still managed to sneak in a few bikini shots too — perfectly balanced as all things should be!

Will the force (of attraction) be strong with this one? We’ll just have to wait and see!

One Drama Army member slid into our DMs to tell us that she used to compete in beauty pageants with Rachael! Turns out, the quirky Islander is super nice! Thank goodness for that!

She is also well-versed in the reality TV pyramid scheme as she follows fellow pageant queen and Bachelor contestant Gemma White.

Taku Chimwaza


Taku honestly feels like a fever dream. The dude is suave, loves a patterned getup, is a barista AND rugby player? Sign us up!

Based on his Instagram snaps, the self-confessed “naughty boy” looks like the life of the party which will be sure to draw the eye of one lucky-in-love Islander!

Already our fave, Taku is also entrenched in the incestuous reality TV pool! Turns out he’s friends with The Bachelor‘s Sophie Tieman according to several pics of the pair on his Instagram!

A number of Drama Army members have confessed they know Taku as well.

One sleuth recognised the Islander from her local cafe, noting he has “made [her] plenty of lattes”! At least we know who will be assigned coffee duties in the villa!

“He is super dreamy and smells really good all of the time,” they added, though they’re not sure why he calls himself a “naughty boy”.

Another rang in the same sentiment, noting that he’s “an absolute gem”.

“He is super nice, really funny and was born to be a star.” OMG! Bring on Taku!

Love Island Australia 2021 begins at 8:45pm on MondayOctober 11 on Channel Nine and 9Now.

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