Why Love Island's Camilla is the nation's new sweetheart
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As surprising as it may seem, on Love Island - a show devoted to sun, sex and super annoying catchphrases - the nation has found a new sweetheart in the form of Explosive Ordnance Disposal employee, Camilla Thurlow. The 27-year-old from Dumfries is a touch different to the rest of the self-tan-obsessed girls on the island, being a self-confessed introvert who likes to keep her cards much closer to her chest – and quite frankly, that’s a breath of fresh air. While the rest of the girls are throwing all their eggs into one (or several) guy’s basket(s) and constantly talking about their type ‘on paper’, Camilla is much more sophisticated; cautious with her feelings, not letting her guard down for just anyone and generally acting with a smidge more decorum than everyone else. Some may question why she even entered the show in the first place, given her mild demeanour, but it’s a nice change of pace. In fact, it’s almost a novelty to watch an episode knowing that at least one of the contestants is pure of heart and actually knows what’s going on in the world besides the inner workings of the show’s interchangeable couples. She’s a good friend; she sticks up for all the girls when someone has bitched or been ‘muggy’ behind someone’s back, despite them not always extending the same courtesy; she is careful with how she acts in the villa, perhaps being the only one who remembers that the entire villa is filled with cameras watching her every move, and she’s even been linked to Prince Harry. What’s not to love?
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