Love Island star Katie Salmon: "No one prepares you for the amount of trolling you get"

Published Thursday, Aug 4 2016, 13:38 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Love Island star Katie Salmon has opened up about her experience with online trolls and has said "no one prepares you" for how much criticism she has received.

Katie found fame on Love Island's second series. She arrived onto the dating show fairly late on, but hit headlines thanks to her brief romance with Sophie Gradon. She and Sophie had become the first same sex couple to pair up on the show, but Sophie later ditched Katie to head home and work things out with Tom Powell instead.

Since Love Island wrapped (Katie finished in fourth place with Adam Maxted), the reality star has seen her profile raised and reveals that as much as she enjoys being in the limelight, she has struggled with the negative comments that she has been subject to.

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Speaking to The Sun recently, Katie opened up about her experience with trolls. She said: "I thought being thrown into the limelight would be amazing and it has been, but no one can prepare you for the amount of trolling you get."

Katie admitted there have been times that her critics have got to her. She added: "I get people being so offensive about my image and at first, it made me question myself. But then I realised I liked myself and it's my choice to dress and look how I want, just as it is for any women out there."

Proving that she is one to hit back at her critics, Katie did address haters when it came to her eyebrows. She had received some stick for her brows, after appearing on Love Island, and shrugging off the negative comments, Katie said in response: "I love my bushy eyebrows."

"These are au naturel. I only tint them so if you don't like them… I do admit on some videos they look extremely dark but it's always the girls with the worst eyebrows in the world that say it. Haters gonna hate! I just have to set the record straight on that one because I love them."

Good for her!

Since Love Island, Katie and Adam (who she was coupled up with when the show wrapped) have gone their separate ways.

He announced he was single on Twitter, before taking a swipe at Katie by comparing her to a 'kebab' with one of his metaphors. Katie made sure to give as good as she got, though, and responded with a metaphor of her own, before posing in her underwear (and holding a kebab FYI) to show her ex-flame what he was missing.

Love Island's Adam Maxted and Katie Salmon at the wrap party
15 July 2016

© Snapchat / Adam Maxted

Love Island's Adam Maxted and Katie Salmon at the wrap party
15 July 2016

© Snapchat / Adam Maxted

Adam had said: "It's like when you're eating a kebab after a night out & the first few bites taste good but then u realise that it really isn't nice at all! (sic)"

Katie replied: "I'd rather have a kebab than a wet lettuce #justsayin #keepitreal #whowantskebab #loveisland."

She has now announced she will be working on her own clothing line with Prodigal Fox, and is on the lookout for fans to help her with her designs.

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