The 28-year-old’s innate expertise for creating TV gold on the ITV2 sequence shortly gained her a legion of followers and had many branding her a feminist icon of the truth TV age as she unapologetically went after what she wished.
Now two months out of the villa and Ekin-Su is constant on with that very same power as she revealed her aspirations to tackle Hollywood, having beforehand loved success on Turkish drama North Star.
Talking on the launch of Ekin-Su X Oh Polly, she advised the Night Commonplace: “If I had the chance now, they usually stated, ‘Ekin, subsequent month we would like you to audition for a significant movie.’ I might be like yeah, ASAP.
“I might pause every thing and go as a result of that’s what I did at college and that’s what I wished all my life, appearing, and it’s what I really like. Alongside my model offers, my appearing as nicely, that may full me”.
It’s wild to think about how a lot the mannequin’s life has modified since she entered the villa earlier this summer time, even she would inform you, “It’s too good to be true”.
Within the eight weeks since successful Love Island, Ekin-Su has filmed her personal ITV2 actuality present, has walked in New York Trend week, signed a number of model offers and has simply introduced she’s set to compete on Dancing On Ice.
And if it was as much as her followers, the British star would have one more work challenge added to her endless checklist of TV endeavours – fronting Love Island.
Many had been campaigning on social media for Ekin-Su to entrance the present that catapulted her into public life – and people hopes have solely gone up ten-fold following Laura Whitmore’s announcement that she could be stepping away from the relationship sequence final month.
Regardless of their pleas, Ekin-Su admitted that she’s not “prepared” to entrance the primetime present and its spin-off Aftersun, however threw her help behind rumoured new host Maya Jama.
She stated: “I feel ITV have picked properly, one, I feel she’s [Maya Jama] stunning, I feel she’s humorous and I feel she’s very good. I feel she’s very well-spoken and she or he’s somebody everybody can relate to as nicely.
“I do know nobody can change Caroline Flack, I liked her. Laura Whitmore was so good as nicely, it’s a disgrace she left, we’re pals and I feel she’s doing nice along with her West Finish present.
“I feel [Maya] could be nice as the brand new Love Island presenter.
“I might have liked to [do it] however I’m so busy and I don’t suppose I’m prepared for that but. That’s what I saved saying to individuals, ‘I’m not prepared for that’. I’ve simply come out of the Island. Too quickly. Let me get extra coaching first in TV presenting. “
Whereas there’s no stopping her profession trajectory, Ekin-Su takes a special strategy in the case of her love life and is completely happy to take issues sluggish with boyfriend Davide, 27.
Since leaving the villa, the ITV darling has been fielding off questions and social media feedback about when individuals can count on the couple to maneuver in and marry, regardless of solely assembly three months in the past.
Thus far, the relationship present has produced 4 weddings and spawned eight infants with a nineth on the way in which, whereas this 12 months’s finalists Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Web page have already moved in.
As viewers, we’ve come to count on Love Island stars to hurry the milestones of falling in love, however being a girl hailed for taking part in by her personal guidelines, you could be certain Ekin-Su is not going to be rushed on any such choices.
The Love Island star remarked: “I feel the extra individuals ask me, ‘when are you getting married? When are you shifting in?’ The extra I don’t wish to do it.
“The extra I would like it to really feel pure if I wish to and he desires to. Regardless, in the event you’re not within the public eye, nobody provides you stress aside from households, you resolve when it’s the best time.
“So, when individuals ask me, ‘when are you shifting in?’ I genuinely don’t wish to transfer in. You do the other as a result of stress isn’t good for something.”
So what now for the star? Effectively she’s busy launching her new 16-piece clothes assortment with Oh Polly, having signed a reported £1million cope with the web retailer after leaving Love Island.
Talking about her foray into style, she advised us: “I would like individuals to really feel horny. I would like each girl, all ages and each measurement to really feel nice.
“Not simply mannequin materials, not simply the younger 20-year-old.
“Once I was 23 I wore Oh Polly. I’m 28 and I’m nonetheless sporting Oh Polly. Hopefully after I’m 38, I’m nonetheless sporting Oh Polly.”
The Ekin-Su x Oh Polly assortment is on the market at www.ohpolly.com