Tuesday 2 August 2022 11:09 AM Who is Love Island winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu? How much could she earn? trends now

Tuesday 2 August 2022 11:09 AM Who is Love Island winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu? How much could she earn? trends now
Tuesday 2 August 2022 11:09 AM Who is Love Island winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu? How much could she earn? trends now

Tuesday 2 August 2022 11:09 AM Who is Love Island winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu? How much could she earn? trends now

Love Island star Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu has been crowned the winner of the 2022 series with her beau Davide Sanclimenti, and the brunette beauty is already being tipped to become the show's highest earner in history.

The Essex-based actress, 27, has already scooped £25,000 in prize money, and a source has now told MailOnline she's already being inundated with offers, meaning she could surpass Molly-Mae Hague to become the show's richest alumni.

Ekin-Su, who entered the villa on the third day as a bombshell, has already had a taste of the spotlight having starred in Turkish soap operas and reality shows before entering the Love Island villa, and the brunette is now set to cash in with an estimated £1 million payday.

Riding high! Love Island star Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu has been crowned the winner of the 2022 with her beau Davide Sanclimenti, and the brunette beauty is already being tipped to become the show's highest earner in history

Riding high! Love Island star Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu has been crowned the winner of the 2022 with her beau Davide Sanclimenti, and the brunette beauty is already being tipped to become the show's highest earner in history

Who is Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu?

Born in north London, Ekin-Su is of Turkish descent and relocated to Essex at the age of 10, later studying musical theatre at the East 15 Acting School.

In what may be no surprise due to her stunning looks, she also competed in several beauty pageants, representing Ireland in Miss Asia Pacific World in 2011. 

Before making a name for himself on Turkish TV, Ekin-Su also starred on the small-budget reality show Lancashore while studying at the University of Central Lancashire, which focused on a group of students living in Preston.

Riding high! The brunette beauty was crowned series champion during Monday's live final, and a source has now told MailOnline she's already being inundated with offers

Riding high! The brunette beauty was crowned series champion during Monday's live final, and a source has now told MailOnline she's already being inundated with offers

In one scene saw Ekin-Su discussing a group of lads who were living upstairs, saying: 'Are they hot? Because I'm single, so...' while another scene saw her confess she fancied one of the men during a drinking game.

During the show, Ekin-Su went by the name Suzie Hazel, and the beauty is no stranger to using a stage name, having previously gone by Su Hayzel and Su Ekin Cülcüloğlu.

In 2020 Ekin-Su then landed a role in the Turkish soap opera Kuzey Yildizi, which told the tale of a man who abandoned his fiancee for a new woman after going to university.

However, two decades later, karma hits when his wife leaves him and he is forced to go back to his hometown and the family who cut all ties with him.

In the soap, which translates to North Star in English, Ekin-Su starred as Işıl, a photographer from London, and her character ends up saying the life of leading character Kuzey, with clips from the show displaying her acting skills while speaking in fluent Turkish.

While on Love Island, Ekin-Su also revealed that she played a serial killer on a Turkish show, though it is not known whether this was in Kuzey Yildizi, or another series.

Brazen: From her bombshell arrival on the third day of the series, Ekin-Su was quick to make an impact, having said in her pre-show interview she had no interest in making 'seasonal girlfriends'

Brazen: From her bombshell arrival on the third day of the series, Ekin-Su was quick to make an impact, having said in her pre-show interview she had no interest in making 'seasonal girlfriends' 

What did Ekin-Su do in the Love Island villa?

From her bombshell arrival on the third day of the series, Ekin-Su was quick to make an impact, having said in her pre-show interview she had no interest in making 'seasonal girlfriends', and was determined to find 'the love of her life.'

It was clear from the start that she had caught the eye of Italian hunk Davide, with the pair enjoying a cosy date.

But it wasn't plain sailing for the couple, as the arrival of Jay Younger turned Ekin-Su's head, and she famously crawled across the balcony so they could enjoy a secret smooch, while she and Davide were coupled up.

Unsurprisingly Davide was furious when he learned the truth, branding Ekin-Su a 'liar' in one of the viral moments of the series, and broke off their romance.

Sneaky: Ekin-Su famously crawled across the balcony in the villa in her secret pursuit of Jay Younger, wiht their steamy kiss leaving Davide furious

Sneaky: Ekin-Su famously crawled across the balcony in the villa in her secret pursuit of Jay Younger, wiht their steamy kiss leaving Davide furious

On the mend! After a long and turbulent road for their relationship, Ekin-Su and Davide eventually managed to get their romance back on track, and confessed their love for each other at the summer ball during Monday's final

On the mend! After a long and turbulent road for their relationship, Ekin-Su and Davide eventually managed to get their romance back on track, and confessed their love for each other at the summer ball during Monday's final

Champions: In Monday's final, the couple were then crowned winners, and an emotional Ekin-Su, 27, jumped into her Italian beau's arms

Over the moon! A speechless Davide, also 27, exclaimed he 'couldn't believe it'

Champions: In Monday's final, the couple were then crowned winners, and an emotional Ekin-Su jumped into her Italian beau's arms as they celebrated their win and speechless Davide, also 27, exclaimed he 'couldn't believe it'

While it seemed the couple weren't going to be able to rebuild their romance, the pair couldn't deny their spark, and after a first date together in a vineyard, began to get their relationship back on

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