After enquiries into cosmetic treatments soared on the back of Love Island, Siânnise Fudge, a 25-year-old beauty consultant from Bristol, wants young girls to look up to her for a different reason.
You may well associate Love Island contestants with plump Kylie Jenner-esque pouts and fake breasts, but one of this year’s islanders is keen to make a case for natural beauty.
“I want girls to look at me and go, ‘I haven’t had anything done and she hasn’t had anything done’ – you don’t have to have it done. Lip fillers and things like that are very popular now, but I just think I’m happy the way I am.
“I would like other girls to look at me and think ‘she’s just like me’,” she told GLAMOUR direct from the villa in Cape Town.
Here, Siânnise tells GLAMOUR why she’s just your regular girl next door, how she’ll bring her positivity to the villa and the secret behind those power brows.
How she was scouted whilst selling a producer makeup
“I was approached. I was at work at the time and it was the most random thing ever. I just came in and was almost late actually as there was a blizzard outside, so I was sorting myself out and they approached me and we were talking about eyebrows at the time – I am the eyebrow queen, I love an eyebrow – we were talking about that and I thought they were just customers and I was talking to them like they were. Then it just went from there really. “
On being the positive force in the villa
“I’d like to think I will be a force of positivity in the villa and keep everyone together and if someone is feeling a bit down, I can go and cheer them up and make them laugh with my Bristolian-ness. “
Her natural approach to beauty
“I haven’t had anything done, which is a good thing for myself I think, and I want girls to look at me and go, ‘I haven’t had anything done and she hasn’t had anything done’ – you don’t have to have it done. Lip fillers and things like that are very popular now, but I just think I’m happy the way I am. I just feel like I’m normal, and that’s what I like – me going in as a normal girl, and I would like other girls to look at me and think ‘she’s just like me’. “
The secret behind her power brows
“So, threading is the way forward – you’ve got to thread. But Mac do a pencil, and I’ve used it for years just for shading. All I do is outline and shade, and then brush it through. I do think I’ll be makeup artist in the villa because I do it for a living. My friends are a nightmare on a night out, there’s a queue of people. It’s nice to have a break from it but I don’t mind, it’s good bonding. I’m a girls’ girl, so if I can help anyone out, I’m always up for it.”
On looking for her Aladdin
“I’ve probably had one serious relationship, when I was 16/17. I’ve been speaking to people and seeing people, but it’s never gone further really. I’ve just been focussing on my career and things like that. But now, I’m looking to meet someone who is hopefully on the same page, because boys just aren’t serious. I love a bit of tall, dark and handsome – that’s me, I love that. Just someone who is family orientated. That’s very key for me because I’m very family orientated. Someone who is career driven, and respect is very key – someone who makes me happy and I don’t have to worry.”
The rollercoaster of fame and life after Love Island
“It’s just crazy. It’s so unexpected as well with me not even applying. In a way, it’s like being thrown into the deep end. It’s been an amazing experience already and I thought it was something that would never happen to me. Is anyone really prepared for the fame? I think it is just going to be a rollercoaster, in a good way. I’ve always danced, ever since I was four years old. I unfortunately gave up about four years ago, but it is something I would love to get back into. I’d love to do music videos, that would be a dream to be a backing dancer or something like that. Dance is my passion.”
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