Georgia Townend wanted to represent ‘normal’ girls (Picture: @georgiatownend_)
Georgia Townend has shared a heartfelt message with fans about being true to herself as an ‘aberration’ to the typical Love Island stars usually seen on the show.
She was dumped from the Island after Hugo Hammond’s dramatic speech picking Chloe Burrows and simultaneously attacking Toby Aromolaran, but says she would not have done anything differently.
Sharing the moment on Instagram, Georgia wrote: ‘I entered the villa with honest intentions, I was hopeful that despite being an unorthodox method, there could be a real prospect of meeting someone. Unfortunately, things don’t always pan out the way you’d hoped, but if you learn a lesson it’s always worth the tuition fee.
‘I knew before even applying I was an aberration compared to the atypical islander. I’m s**te at make up, I can’t flirt to save my life, and apparently I have dreadful fashion sense, but despite these obvious shortcomings, I wanted to represent normal girls who struggle to date, aren’t interested in the social equity and had a genuine desire to find someone.’
Georgia continued: ‘I value my integrity above all else, and didn’t want to invest my time where it was unrequited or have to sabotage couples to save my own skin.
‘Whilst that meant I was probably a s**t islander it means I walked away with my dignity and respect in tact.’
She thanked fans for all the lovely messages, adding: ‘The main message I’m seeing over and over again is lauding me for being a breath of fresh air.
‘You ALL can be too if you have the courage to step out from societal norms and unrealistic beauty standards. NEVER compromise your values, don’t ever feel you need to change to fit in, and always be yourself so that the people looking for you, can find you.
‘A huge thanks to @itv for affording me such an amazing experience, and allowing me to push deeply out of my comfort zone. I have taken hostage the pink balloon dog from the shelf in the kitchen, as recompense, I felt it was only fair.’
Georgia thanked everyone who made the Love Island experience such an unforgettable one, concluding: ‘P.s. if anyone needs a lesson in how to awkwardly stand while a s**t show of biblical proportions unfolds around you, just shout.’
Love Island continues on Sunday from 9pm on ITV2.
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