Alexandra Cane: 'Love Island made me love my body again'
31 January 2019 - 1:00 PM

Alexandra Cane: 'Love Island made me love my body again'

Share article:

Alexandra Cane says "Love Island" made love her body again.

The 27-year-old star appeared on last year's series of the ITV2 dating show and was coupled up with Dr Alex George until he ditched her days before the final, but the make-up artist has praised the programme as a "positive" experience because it gave her back her body-confidence.

Speaking to The Daily Star newspaper, she said: ""Love Island" was really positive for me - it actually made me more confident in my own skin. I fell in love with the person I really am. That's better than finding love for a few months isn't it?

"Before the show I was so self-conscious about my body. I was bullied, fat shamed and body shamed at school - I was scared to go. I went for a consultation for a nose job at one point.

"Looking back it was ridiculous but at the time it was all-consuming. Now I realise it's not the be all and end all of what I am about. I've learned to be fearless. On that show you are exposed. Everyone has an opinion about you suddenly. You learn to be thick-skinned."

Dr Alex George is taking a break from dating

Dr Alex George is taking a break from dating

23 November 2018 - 4:00 PM

Dr Alex George is taking a break from dating

The brunette beauty also confessed that she doesn't allow any negativity into her life because she "trusts her own path".

She added: "When you arrive you need to remember who you are, what you want to achieve and your values in life. I learned to love myself more and find inner confidence as that's the key to being happy. You have to trust your own path.

Dr Alex George surprised by Love Island split

Dr Alex George surprised by Love Island split

27 September 2018 - 5:00 PM

Dr Alex George surprised by Love Island split

"Any negativity I got I ignored, blocked, laughed about with my mates."

Simon Cowell announces new talent show set in Antarctica
22 April 2019

Simon Cowell announces new talent show set in Antarctica

Simon Cowell announces new talent show set in Antarctica
Louis Smith says getting people to understand is hardest part of depression
22 April 2019

Louis Smith says getting people to understand is hardest part of depression

Louis Smith says getting people to understand is hardest part of depression
Vanessa Feltz's partner finds her 'sexy' now she is 'happy' with weight loss
22 April 2019

Vanessa Feltz's partner finds her 'sexy' now she is 'happy' with weight loss

Vanessa Feltz's partner finds her 'sexy' now she is 'happy' with weight loss
James Bye keen to renew wedding vows after welcoming third child
22 April 2019

James Bye keen to renew wedding vows after welcoming third child

James Bye keen to renew wedding vows after welcoming third child
Hayley Tamaddon is pregnant
22 April 2019

Hayley Tamaddon is pregnant

Hayley Tamaddon is pregnant
Ferne McCann 'broody' for wedding
22 April 2019

Ferne McCann 'broody' for wedding

Ferne McCann 'broody' for wedding
James Argent makes debut presenting Good Morning Britain
22 April 2019

James Argent makes debut presenting Good Morning Britain

James Argent makes debut presenting Good Morning Britain
CJ de Mooi is 'dying' from AIDS and about to lose his home
22 April 2019

CJ de Mooi is 'dying' from AIDS and about to lose his home

CJ de Mooi is 'dying' from AIDS and about to lose his home
Joshua 'JP' Patterson was in the 'darkest' place in 2018
22 April 2019

Joshua 'JP' Patterson was in the 'darkest' place in 2018

Joshua 'JP' Patterson was in the 'darkest' place in 2018
Kevin Clifton pays tribute to Stacey Dooley
20 April 2019

Kevin Clifton pays tribute to Stacey Dooley

Kevin Clifton pays tribute to Stacey Dooley
Natalie Cassidy 'finally feels comfortable' with her weight
20 April 2019

Natalie Cassidy 'finally feels comfortable' with her weight

Natalie Cassidy 'finally feels comfortable' with her weight
Danny Dyer says he's a 'master' of sex
20 April 2019

Danny Dyer says he's a 'master' of sex

Danny Dyer says he's a 'master' of sex