Love Island fans were left cringing on Monday night after Kai Fagan mistook new Casa Amor girl, Lydia Karakyriakou, for someone he thought he knew – mistakingly shouting out ‘Kim’ to the new islander.
And now, fans have found the Instagram of the real life Kim, who Kai thought had entered the villa – and explaining to Cosmopolitan UK that she is ‘flattered’ over the mix up, the brunette does actually look very similar to Lydia.
Revealed as Manchester based air stewardess Kim, the beauty has been inundated with attention from fans as they were overjoyed to find her.
Talking to Cosmpolitan on the newfound attention, Kim admitted that she was ‘flattered’ by the Kai’s error, and sees the resemblance herself.
Explaining how she knows the teacher, she added: ‘I’ve known Kai for years now. We grew up in the same area and share lots of mutual friends. I feel flattered that people think I look like [bombshell Lydia]’.
Traced down: Love Island viewers find the girl Kai mistook new Casa Amor bombshell Lydia Karakyriakou (left) for – as brunette beauty Kim (right) has spoken out and said she’s ‘flattered’ over the mix-up
Awkward: Kai thought new girl Lydia was Kim as she walked in, and began shouting: ‘Kim, Kim!’ across the villa – to no response
As the Casa Amor girls descended on the villa during Monday evening’s episode of Love Island, they crossed the pool in their bikinis and heels to say hello to the boys.
But in an awkward moment, Kai, pointing towards Lydia Karakyriakou, said to the boys around him: ‘Bro I know her, I know her’.
Getting increasingly flustered, he then shouts across the garden: ‘Kim!’, to which, of course, no one responded.
Quickly realising his mistake, Kai then says: ‘Oh no I don’t know her. I don’t know her. She looks exactly like a girl I know’.
Speaking with Cosmopolitan, Kim explained that she knows the teacher well, sharing: ‘I’ve known Kai for years now. We grew up in the same area and share lots of mutual friends.
‘I feel flattered that people think I look like [bombshell Lydia], at a brief glance I can see the resemblances so easy mistake for him to make! She is stunning.’
Kai doesn’t seem to be the only one who noticed the resemblance, with Kim admitting that pals actually informed her of the likeness between her and Lydia before the episode aired.
She added: ‘Before Kai shouted my name, I had several people sending me her photo from the Love Island Insta page saying that I looked like her.’
There’s no denying that Scottish influencer Lydia and Kim look very similar, both with wavy brunette locks and similar features.
The REAL Kim: Speaking with Cosmopolitan, Kim explained that she knows the teacher well, sharing: ‘I’ve known Kai for years now. We grew up in the same area and share lots of mutual friends’
Resemblance: There’s no denying that Scottish influencer Lydia and Kim look very similar, both with wavy brunette locks and similar features
And as fans found the profile, many tagged the air stewardess in their Instagram Stories, penning: ‘Found her’.
Taking to Twitter as the episode aired, fans were left cringing as they couldn’t believe Kai’s awkward blunder.
One fan wrote: ‘The second hand embarrassment I’m getting from Kai because he thought he knew her’
Another agreed: ‘Kai thinking he knew her and shouting the wrong name is the biggest ICK’.
Others were left in hysterics, with one viewer saying: ‘WHY DID KAI JUST SHOUT KIM AT A RANDOM GIRL I’M CRYING’.
‘Kai, WHO THE HELL IS KIM???’, another asked.
Summing up the situation, one fan said: ‘Kai ruined all of his chances with these girls with one word’.
It comes after the Love Island girls were whisked away to Casa Amor during Sunday’s episode of the ITV reality series to meet a new batch of sexy singletons.
On their way: As the Casa Amor girls descended on the villa, they crossed the pool in their bikinis and heels to say hello to the boys
Beautiful: Scottish influencer Lydia admitted that she has her eye on Casey as she hopes to get to know him in the villa
And as the girls got to know the new arrivals, the original boys in the villa were left to go to bed alone wondering where their partners had gone.
However the following morning, they too were treated to a new batch of Islanders as six new girls made a dramatic arrival in the main villa.
New girl Sammy was first to open the door into the garden as she says: ‘Hey boys, we heard you were alone!’
After sitting down around the fire pit, they all introduced themselves as Sammy, Layla, Cynthia, Lydia, Sanam and Lynda.
After they’d all introduced themselves, Casey and Shaq give the girls a guided tour of the Villa.
As they pass the kitchen, Lydia cheekily asks: ‘Is that where you’re going to be making me my coffee in the morning, Casey…?’
Things appeared to be going just as well in the secret second villa. Olivia Hawkins joked she’d forgotten her partner Kai Fagan‘s name after the Casa Amor boys descended on the new villa.
The ring girl, 27, admitted finance student Maxwell Samuda, 23, was ‘definitely’ her type and that he was ‘attractive’ during Monday’s episode.
Hello! New girl Sammy was first to open the door into the garden as she says: ‘Hey boys, we heard you were alone!’
Love Island: The Love Island girls were whisked away to Casa Amor during Sunday’s episode of the ITV reality series to meet a new batch of sexy singletons
Speaking alone, Maxwell asked Olivia if he would be wasting his time if he wanted to get to know her.
She replied during the flirty chat: ‘No you’re not wasting your time. You’re an attractive guy and definitely my type.’
Maxwell was joined by Frankie, Bayley, Martin, Kain and Ryan as they met the girls for the first time.
Martin told them: ‘You lot look gorgeous,’ while Kain added: ‘You are all my type!’
WINTER LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CASA AMOR GIRLS
Name: Layla Al-Momani
Location: Kingston, South West London
Occupation: Brand Managing Director
Who has she got her eye on? ‘Ron! He’s cheeky and he’s like a lad. I really fancy Will, too. My type is Louis Theroux and he just gives that vibe. I also fancy Shaq, but he seems to be unavailable!’
Name: Lydia Karakyriakou
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation: Customer Retail Assistant
Who has she got her eye on? ‘Casey, I love his personality. After seeing the way he spoke with Lana about their situation, I thought he was really upfront. I respect that he didn’t beat around the bush and was honest about the way he felt.’
Name: Cynthia Otseh-Taiwo
Location: North London
Occupation: Dental Receptionist and Baker
Who has she got her eye on? Tom is the kind of guy I’d go for on the outside and Will looks like my exes!
Name: Sammy James
Location: Leicester, lives in Dubai
Occupation: Beauty Buyer
Who has she got her eye on? ‘I’ve got my eye on Casey. He’s my number one, he’s cheeky! His blue eyes remind me of the ocean and I love the ocean; it makes me feel calm and connected. And then Tom – for the eye contact!’
Name: Lynda Flix
Location: Salford, Manchester
Occupation: Singer and Healthcare Assistant
Who has she got her eye on? Kai and Shaq, they’re both tall, dark and handsome. Tom too, I like his eyes and they seem to be doing something for the girls, I want to experience that.
Name: Sanam Harrinanan
Occupation: Social Worker
Who has she got her eye on? ‘Kai is my number one. Job wise I think that we’d connect a lot and I think he’s cute! Tom, I love his beard! He’s not my usual type, but there’s something about him that attracts me physically. Casey, he doesn’t seem that serious and I think you could have fun and banter with him.’
WINTER LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CASA AMOR BOYS
Name: Kain Reed
Location: Gateshead, Newcastle
Occupation: Energy Consultant
Who has he got his eye on? ‘If I had my choice it would be Samie, as soon as I start talking to her I think there’s a good chance it could happen. I also like Lana, she’s obviously coupled up, but in Casa Amor the other boys aren’t there so we’ll have to see what happens won’t we?!’
Name: Ryan Weekley
Occupation: Steel Erector
Who has he got his eye on? ‘Samie, because she’s great to look at and I think we have the same interests. We both want to travel, so I’d love to travel around the world with her.’
Name: Martin Akinola
Occupation: Senior Software Engineer
Who has he got his eye on? ‘I don’t just have one person, I’ve got options…’
Name: Frankie Davey
Occupation: Pro Boxer
Who has he got his eye on? ‘There’s two girls that have caught my eye.. one would be a more difficult one to pursue’
Name: Maxwell Samuda
Occupation: Finance Student and Restaurant Host
Who has he got his eye on? Samie. She keeps it real and she seems like she’s not afraid to speak her mind.
Name: Bayley Mummery
Occupation: Operations Manager
Who has he got his eye on? Samie, she’s my type to a T. If you asked my mum or dad my type they would literally describe her.