LOVE Island 2019’s lineup’s humongous social media followings have been exposed.
Everyone knows that going on Love Island can prove to be very lucrative.
Whether it’s flogging charcoal toothpaste or being paid to give discount codes for online retailers, a short stint on Love Island can see the show’s stars continuing to rake it in for years after.
And naturally, contestants who boast the most social media followings are going to prove most attractive to brands looking to partner with Islanders.
And plenty of this year’s Islanders already boast tens of thousands of followers – and we’re only one week in to the show.
Therefore, it begs the question, are all of their followers genuine?
Influencer marketing platform Takumi shared with Daily Star Online social media statistics, undertaken on June 8.
Surfer babe Lucie Donlan, who has been at the centre of the drama on Love Island so far – thanks to the love triangle with Tommy and Joe – has a 56% fake following.
Lucie was somewhat of an Instagram influencer ahead of going on the programme, thanks to her surfing success and modelling jobs, which she documents on her page to her 568,000 followers.
Tommy, who was vying for her attention ahead of bombshell Molly-Mae Hague entering the villa, has a 60% fake following.
This may perhaps come as a surprise to some, as Tommy was one of the Islanders to have a partial profile ahead of going on the programme, thanks to being Tyson Fury’s younger brother.
Joe Garratt may have beaten Tommy in winning Lucie’s affection, but he has lost in terms of genuine following count.
64% of his 258,000-strong Instagram following are inauthentic accounts.
The person who is followed by the most ‘bot’ accounts is Sherif Lanre, with 66% of his 154,000-strong following consisting of inauthentic followers.
While Anna Vakili, who Sherif is coupled-up with, has 53% fake followers on Instagram.
This statistic comes despite Anna saying that her following shot up by approximately 10,000 when herself and her sister were spotted hanging out with Iranian footballers in Qatar last year.
She boasts 306,000 followers in total.
The female Islander with the most followers was a closely fought race.
Irish scientist Yewande Biala has a 64% fake following, with this increasing from 1,200 followers to 17,000 pre-cast announcement.
But the girl who came-out-on-top was Geordie beautician Amber, who has a 65% fake following.
Amber’s followers skyrocketed from 3,000 in February 2018 to 30,000 ahead of the lineup being announced.
Daily Star Online has contacted a Love Island spokesman for comment.