The first contestant to be announced in this year’s edition of Love Island, Paige Thorne has been a popular member of villa life from the offset.
Who Is Paige Thorne And Why Is She Famous?
Hailing from Swansea, Wales, Thorne claimed she joined the show as she hadn’t been able to find love in Swansea and was keen to ‘break out and broaden her horizons’. Thorne is a full-time paramedic and has vowed to return to her job at the end of the show’s run, remarking on her passion for her job. Before quitting on a temporary basis for the TV series, she only gave her bosses three weeks' notice, Wales Online reports.
Her stint on Love Island began in the very first episode of season 8 and she has been coupled up with Luca Bish. Since starting the show, Thorne has rapidly amassed over 60,000 followers on Instagram.
Paige Thorne Key Facts:
Name: Paige Thorne
University: Swansea University (graduated 2019)
Instagram Followers: 62.7k
TikTok Followers: 505
All figures correct as of 08/06/2022
How Old Is Paige Thorne?
Paige Thorne is 24 years old and has lived in Wales her whole life.
How Does Paige Thorne Make Her Money?
As aforementioned, Thorne is a young paramedic who recently received her degree. According to Prospects, paramedics start on a salary between £24,907 to £30,615 and after two years may increase to a £31,365 to £37,890 salary per annum. As Paige graduated in 2019, her annual income is likely somewhere between £31,000 and £38,000.
Should she return to her pre-show profession, she can expect to come back to a similar salary, though it goes without saying that this would be bolstered by brand deals which frequently spawn from Love Island stardom.