At 21, the medical PA is one of the youngest of this year’s batch of contestants flying to Cape Town, but the burgeoning social media star assured GLAMOUR that her big sister has briefed her on exactly what to expect from the show.
As someone who joined two of the UK’s most successful pop groups, Rochelle Humes is pretty adept when it comes to handling fame. It’s hardly surprising then, that TV presenter and singer Rochelle has imparted her wisdom on little sister Sophie Piper, who is entering the Love Island villa in a matter of hours.
Here, Sophie tells GLAMOUR all about her sisterhood, pared-back beauty regime and how she’d love to carve out a relationship like Rochelle and Marvin’s.
Why she’s going on the show
I am going on the show because I haven’t had a boyfriend in about 500 years. I think the experience in itself is so fun. I was in the mix last summer but the timing wasn’t 100% right so I am happy to have the opportunity now and what better place than South Africa?
What it’s like having Rochelle as a big sister
There was a period when we weren’t in contact. It was weird growing up not knowing Rochelle but since we have spoken, we speak every day so it is nice all of us being in each other’s lives now.
Having a sister in the public eye hasn’t helped or hindered my love life really actually. I feel like, if anything, surely it would help? We actually had a sit down about her setting me up with one of her famous friends and I asked her ‘Is there no one you can set me up with?’ and she was like ‘I actually don’t have any potential suitors.’ I am sure if she did. She would introduce me. My dream man is Anthony Joshua.