The 22-year-old customer services advisor from London is a ball of energy, sass and feistiness and we can’t wait to see her in action in the villa.
We had Kady McDermott in series 2, Olivia Attwood in series 3 and Maura Higgins in series 5, so who is going to cement their status as the firecracker of Love Island series 6? We’re calling it; Leanne Amaning will usurp the crown.
GLAMOUR flew out to Cape Town to meet the new islanders and Leanne gave us an insight into her fun-loving persona, hinted at an inevitable meltdown and shared her anxiety over social media trolling…
How she landed a spot on the show (and you can, too!)
“I applied because I just wanted to do something different. I’d finished uni and everything so I was like, ‘let’s do something random and wild, let’s go on Love Island.’ If I was advising other applicants, I know it’s so cliché but just be yourself – but an exaggerated version, you’ve got to ramp it up a little!”
“I am so nervous for trolling just because I do talk a lot of rubbish, and a lot of the time, like, it’s a joke or sarcastic, but it might not come across that way. So I don’t think people get it, which means they just wont like me, which is fine.
Avoid Twitter, honestly I used to be addicted to Twitter so you see the things that people say, you can see how vile people are. I don’t want to be on the end of that! “
How she plans on staying sane in the villa (and fears a meltdown)
“To stay sane, I will just try and nap. I think that will keep me through, because honestly, if I don’t have sleep, if I’m not eating correctly, it’s just going to be a mess. I’m due to have a meltdown one hundred percent at some point in there – and it’s a completely different side to me. I’m a mess. I’m a nightmare. If it’s an extreme meltdown I’ll start crying, ranting, and half an hour later I’ll be myself again. “
On making ‘the situationship’ a thing
“A situationship is where you can’t be bothered to have a relationship, but you know it’s just convenient. So it’s literally like the relationship but without the label of girlfriend-boyfriend. It’s not open because you are still kind of exclusive, you just haven’t made it there yet. “
How makeup instils confidence in her
“Ahead of entering the villa, I got my nails done but I’m getting them off tomorrow because I hate them, so that needs to go. I got my pedicure, they’ve already chipped, that’s a disaster. Get them off. I did my lashes that are already falling out. I’m just going to cake my face with makeup everyday because I just feel most confident – I just feel myself.”
We predict a riot…
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