Who is Genevieve Shawcross? 'Love Island' star Shannon's friend joins Casa Amor

'Now I c why producers saved Shannon and Josh. They got her BESTFRIEND coming into casa amor to mess sh*t up,' wrote a fan

                            Who is Genevieve Shawcross? 'Love Island' star Shannon's friend joins Casa Amor
'Love Island' star Genevieve Shawcross (Genevieve Shawcross/ Instagram)

Genevieve Shawcross is yet to make her big debut on 'Love Island' as the new islander on Casa Amor, but she has already set tongues wagging, thanks to her friendship with OG islander Shannon St Clair

Genevive aka Genny is one of the ten new hotties who will be introduced as a temptress on Casa Amor. As part of Casa Amor special on 'Love Island' the existing couples are split up and sent to a different villa. A new set of girls are brought in for the boys, while a new set of boys are brought in for the girls. The couples compete with their partners in separate villas, where they either give in to temptation and find a new partner or stay loyal to their partner. Towards the end of Casa Amor, the couples are brought back together and they have to make the big decision of whether they want to stay with their partner or recouple with someone new. Read on to know more about Genevieve and why fans think she might stir up some trouble between Shannon and her current partner Josh Goldstein.


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Who is Genevieve Shawcross?

Genevieve is a 22-year-old from West Chester Pennsylvania. She recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree in media and culture from the West Chester University of Pennsylvania. According to her LinkedIn profile, she is the weather anchor for WCU Weekly and was the director of internal events for Alpha Phi Sorority. She also dabbles as an Instagram model/influencer with several posts promoting various brands.

What caught everybody's attention is her friendship with current islander Shannon. Her Instagram highlight titled 'Miami' features her partying and spending time with Shannon. According to Monsters and Critics, Genny and Shannon seem to have a history of sorts together, The outlet reported that Genny was a "source of controversy in Shannon's life recently." "Earlier in 2021, Shannon dated millionaire and Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy. However, the two stopped dating after an incident where one of Shannon’s friends posted videos and pics of Dave with Shannon and two other girls on a three-day weekend in Miami. Dave went on his podcast and blasted the girls for sharing the photos and videos online, and Shannon responded by blasting Dave in a since-deleted Instagram video rant. While Shannon deleted the post before heading to Love Island USA, Genevieve didn’t," revealed the outlet.

'Love Island' stars Genevieve Shawcross and Shannon St Clair on Genevieve's Instagram stories (Genevieve Shawcross/ Instagram)


Considering Genny and Shannon's history several fans couldn't help but wonder if Genny will once again stir up some trouble in Shannon and Josh's relationship by coming in between them. Although Shannon and Josh have been coupled up since Day 1 with each other, fans were always convinced that their relationship wouldn't last for too long considering their frequent arguments and misunderstandings. So as Casa Amor doors open, fans wonder if Josh's head will turn for Genny.

A fan tweeted, "Now I c why producers saved Shannon and Josh. They got her BESTFRIEND coming into casa amor to mess sh*t up #loveislandusa." Another fan joked, "How funny will it be when Genevieve has to kiss josh in a challenge #loveislandusa." 




We can't wait to watch how the drama unfolds between Genny, Josh, and Shannon.

'Love Island' Season 3 airs on Tuesday through Friday at 9 pm ET/PT on CBS. In addition, 'Love Island' will air on Sunday nights from 9 to 11 pm ET/PT for the remainder of the season. You can also stream the episodes on Paramount+.