Who is Alana Paolucci? Plus-size model and former Playboy cover girl charms 'Love Island' fans

When the new islanders were announced, Alana Paolucci immediately caught everybody's attention with her curvy body

                            Who is Alana Paolucci? Plus-size model and former Playboy cover girl charms 'Love Island' fans
'Love Island' star Alana Paolucci (Alana Paolucci/ Instagram)

CBS's hit show 'Love Island' features 12 young singles, referred to as "islanders". These islanders need to be coupled up throughout the show and occasionally complete various challenges assigned to them. The goal of the show is to remain coupled up until the end of the season, the winning couple will receive a cash prize and possibly a new romantic prospect. New islanders are regularly added to the mix to keep things interesting, which gives the OG islanders a chance to ditch their old partner for a newcomer. 

The upcoming episode of 'Love Island' will feature three new girls making their big debut on 'Love Island'. With Leslie Golden's exit and the current set of islanders at the risk of getting eliminated based on the votes for favorite islanders from the audience, there are three empty spots for new islanders allowing Elly Steffan, Bailey Marshall, and Alana Paolucci to tempt the OG islanders. When the new islanders were announced, Alana immediately caught everybody's attention. This blonde bombshell's curvy body had fans praising the showrunners for bringing in a plus-sized girl on the show. Read on to know more about Alana.


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Who is Alana Paolucci?

Alana is a 28-year-old model from New York. This New York-based beauty rose to fame after being featured as the Playboy magazine cover girl for February back in 2017. She was born In March 1993. She graduated from the University of Buffalo in 2019. In an interview with Belle En Agent, she revealed that her biggest accomplishment was completing her undergraduate. She said, "Graduating from undergrad, overcoming a lot of obstacles that could have put me in a different mindset or situation than I currently am in, and not allowing myself to hold back on the things that I truly want in life, despite any negative things that people have to say about it.."

Alana's love for art, animals and traveling is pretty clear on Instagram, as the model regularly posts pictures from her day-to-day life, alongside some glamor shots and raunchy pictures of herself from photoshoots. Fans are very excited about Alana's casting on 'Love Island'. A fan commented on an Instagram post posted by 'Love Island' announcing her as the new islander with, "Alana IS STUNNING." Another fan wrote, "I am here for the THICKNESS 🔥🙌." Fans are extremely pleased to see a plus-sized girl on the show. "Finally a plus size gorgeous woman🔥🙌❤️😍," shared a fan. Another fan added, "Finally a plus size queen!" "Wow love island with the plus size girl 😍," echoed a fan. "A Plus size woman?! I love to see it!!!!!! ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥," declared a fan. 


'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+.