CBS announced the initial cast of Love Island Islanders, the 11 people who will pair up or be sent home.
All of them are in their 20s, and nine of them are 25 or younger. (That’s typical of Love Island UK casts, who have nearly all been in their 20s.)
The CBS show is starting with six women and five men, meaning one of the women will end up un-paired and leave first.
Just like Bachelor in Paradise and Paradise Hotel (from which Love Island has essentially taken its format), new cast members will be brought in throughout the season, so this is just the initial group.
Last week, the show announced that actor and comedian Arielle Vandenberg will host the CBS version; she’s been featured in teaser ads since then.
Love Island premieres next week, and then will air every weeknight for five weeks, which means 22 episodes overall.
The Islanders on CBS’ Love Island
Here is the initial cast of Love Island, along with CBS’ description of their interests, including some celebrity crushes or fun facts.
Elizabeth Weber, 24
New York City
Loves traveling, mystery movies, beach volleyball and rollerblading.
Celebrity crush: Shawn Mendes
Caroline “Caro” Viehweg, 21
Looking for a guy who is spiritual, loving, friendly, funny and authentic.
Celebrity crush: The Rock because he is sexy, strong, powerful and hardworking.
Mallory Santic, 25
Analyst for Nike
Looking for someone who is motivated, independent, fun, wild and spontaneous.
Biggest pet peeve in a partner: loud chewer
Alana Morrison, 21
New Haven, Conn.
She’s never had a boyfriend so she’s looking for the guy who is funny and goofy.
Celebrity crush: Odell Beckham Jr.
Alexandra Stewart, 25
Looking for someone romantic, compassionate and supportive. Bonus points if he’s tall.
Celebrity crush: Liam Hemsworth
Kyra Green, 22
Looking for that special somebody with a skater, artistic vibe.
Celebrity crush: Johnny Depp
Cashel Barnett, 27
Model and Musician
His dream girl is someone funny!
Celebrity crush: Tina Fey
Yamen Sanders, 24
Real Estate Agent
Friends describe him as the life of the party and the best person to get advice from.
Celebrity crush: Amber Rose
Michael Yi, 29
While he can’t describe his ideal romantic partner, he’s confident he’ll know her when he meets her.
Celebrity crush: Jennifer Garner
Weston Richey, 25
He’s looking for someone beautiful on the inside and out, and a great smile will really win him over.
Fun fact: He built his own house!
Zac Mirabelli, 22
Grocery Store Cashier
Looking for a trustworthy, supportive and goofy girl who brings out the best in him.
Celebrity crush: Rachel McAdams