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They range in age from 21 to 29 and come from all parts of the country, though nearly half of the initial group of Islanders hail from Los Angeles alone.To find out more about the Islanders, read our guide to the Elizabeth Weber, 24 (New York, New York): The advertising executive’s celebrity crush is Shawn Mendes.The sexy singles will enjoy a summer under the sun living in a fancy villa in Fiji -- complete with a huge backyard (so much room for tanning! Islanders spend their summers living in a villa on the Spanish island of Majorca.)ET had the first look of the sprawling oceanfront villa with Vandenberg showing us the ins and outs, including the coveted “hideaway” (think will follow the same rules as the British series, where anything can happen at any time. The initial 11 Islanders will be the first to enter the Villa, where they will get to know each other and find out if there is a romantic connection (or two, or even three) with a fellow Islander.), a large pool and, if it’s like the British series, lots of King-size daybeds and cushy white couches for cuddling and makeout sessions. When it comes time for them to couple up (aka the “coupling”), the Islanders must pair up and the remaining single will be eliminated (aka the “dumping”).
ET/PT on CBS, followed by brand new episodes every weekday at 8 p.m. The month-long summer adventure culminates with the finale on Wednesday, Aug. , the 32-year-old Los Angeles native is excited to get a front row seat to all the romance and drama, saying in an official statement in June: "I’m here for it all... "The first 11 Islanders -- six women and five men -- were officially announced by CBS on June 30.
The Islanders don’t have access to the outside world, but they are equipped with smartphones, where they get important updates via hashtag-heavy texts -- from revealing games (i.e.
sexy charades, eyebrow-raising tweet challenges) and one-on-one dates to upcoming recouplings and unseen villa footage that may damage relationships.
Caroline “Caro” Viehweg, 21 (Los Angeles, California): The marketing student is looking “for a guy who is spiritual, loving, friendly, funny and authentic.” Mallory Santic, 25 (Vancouver, Washington): The Nike analyst’s biggest pet peeve in a romantic partner are guys who are loud chewers.
Alana Morrison, 21 (New Haven, Connecticut): The college student has never had a boyfriend, but her celebrity crush is NFL pro Odell Beckham, Jr.