Shaughna Phillips beat the popular Love Island heart rate challenge, calling it ‘the most vile thing’ and claiming it’s fixed.
The former Love Islander actor, 26, joined the winter series in 2020 and has been candid about his experience on the show, comparing it to going ‘fighting’.
She was aiming for one of the challenges, where islanders danced for each other wearing heart monitors, to see who made whose heart rate go up the most.
‘Vile’: Shaughna Phillips took on the popular Love Island heart rating challenge, calling it ‘the most vile thing’ and claiming it’s fixed
Shaughna revealed that the sexy outfits that the contestants wore were chosen by the producers, while the Islanders said nothing.
She called the ordeal the ‘worst thing ever’ and said she cried all day before it after learning about the skimpy outfit she had to wear.
Speaking on the Should I Delete That podcast, Shaughna confessed: ‘I cried from lunchtime until I walked out. [to dance].
‘I talked to them [show producers], “I will go out naked in a fringed nipple outfit, as long as you give me trousers, tights, or thigh-high boots. I’ll do whatever you want.”
Challenge: The former Love Islander, 26, joined the winter series in 2020 and has been candid about her experience on the show, comparing it to ‘going to war’
‘And I’m the only girl who doesn’t have that. I told them, ‘I can just walk. I can’t do this.’
The reality TV star described the process as ‘so horrible’ and detailed how she begged bosses to let her change her clothes.
She said, “I cried, I went,” Please, you don’t understand. Please.”
‘I’ve really struggled with swollen feet because [of] different heights there [South Africa]. I cried because I felt like trash, I cried because I was embarrassed. ‘
On blast: She took aim at one of the challenges where the islanders had to dance for each other wearing heart monitors, to see who made whose heart rate go up the most.
Shaughna added that she believes the outcome of the challenge is ‘premeditated’ anyway, to match the plot in the mansion.
She was dumped by her partner Callum Jones to marry model Molly Smith in Casa Amour.
She explained: ‘I think it’s set. During the contest, it said I supported Callum, and obviously it would have been a better storyline where I supported Callum and Callum didn’t. [up] for me, but I don’t think I went for him. I made sure I went for someone else.
‘Even though I knew, or I thought it wasn’t true, the whole country then looked at me like **t. I just feel like a donut. ‘
Frustrated: She called the ordeal the ‘worst thing ever’ and said she cried all day before it after learning about the skimpy outfit she had to wear
She also describes being on the show as ‘work’ and nothing like the relaxing five-star holiday it appears to be.
She said: ‘You’re running for four or five hours of sleep, if that. There was a scene where I was holding a wine glass with steam coming out because there was tea in it. That I was just trying to stay awake. ‘
The Islander also previously revealed a unique quirk about the show’s slow-motion dance scenes.
Shaughna explains that there’s no music playing that causes the Islanders to dance in silence – or have a random song playing edited for viewers at home.
Repair! Shaughna added that she believes the outcome of the ordeal was ‘premeditated’ anyway, to match the plot in the mansion
She said: ‘There is no music playing for the slow game. All you can hear is our feet touching the floor.
‘It was the most awkward time. Or they’ll play music but like… you can’t sing [along to] it’s because they’ll put different music on it [in the edit]So we actually had this trick, where we put ice in our mouths… to stop us from singing. ”
Lifting the lid on the payback speeches, she said they took “hours” and that the contestants would go through what they would say in advance with a producer.
She added: ‘You don’t usually have to do it again…if it’s something so dramatic, then obviously they can’t really redo it.
“But when you’re doing, like, ‘I want to pair up with this person because…’ you do it in three parts.
“So you say that, and then you have a big pause, then you say a little bit next, pause.”
Shaughna also frankly shared about “nearly fainting” before entering the villa due to her excessive gym routine combined with eating too little.
She described getting ready to enter the villa as like ‘preparing for war’, saying: ‘I was actually going to go to the gym and almost faint, so I had to start eating more. just to get to that point, so I was in a more sane situation when Love Island came out, but obviously when it did, it was like all systems followed.
‘I went to the gym maybe five or six times a week. But now I’m in a position where when I go to the gym I try to treat it like a treat to myself, like this is your time, go and enjoy it, whereas back then like to do or die. ‘
Plot: She was dumped by her partner Callum Jones to marry model Molly Smith in Casa Amour
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