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30th Sep 2022

Love Island’s Faye Winter says she feels like she’s “failing” as an influencer

Fans praised Faye for being so honest.

Faye Winter, who appeared on Love Island in 2021, has opened up about how she feels she’s falling short as an influencer due to the kind of content she wants to create.

In a post shared yesterday, Faye posed with her new dog Bonnie on the beach, and told her fans that she sometimes feels like she often feels like she doesn’t fit in.

She wrote: “I want you to know that we all feel like we don’t fit in at times and we have to stop trying to compare ourselves to others, as you all know I’ve been really struggling with social, with the thought of constantly having new outfits and being in fancy places to try and keep up my engagement when that’s really not me as a person but worried that’s what everyone wants to see.”

Faye went on to explain that she prefers homely comforts as opposed to glamorous nights out, and practical outfits instead of designer looks.

“Me as a person would rather be at home with my loved ones and pups or at the local pub. This is what makes me happiest and as I’m not your standard ‘influencer’ this makes me feel like I’m failing, not only myself but you all that have followed and been on my journey with me.”

She continued: “I want to let you see my life but worry it’s not what you want to see from me. Bonnie has been my life for 4 weeks, and this includes wearing nothing I want holes in and making sure she’s happy and trained, yet this has been the happiest 4 weeks ever! I guess I just want to thank you all for always being with me even when I’m not here a lot.”

In the comments, Faye was met with messages of support from a number of her Love Island co-stars.

Abigail Rawlings wrote: “You’re my favourite type of ‘influencer’ yet. We need all the Bon content and keep up the realness my darling. You are so loved.”

Other fans said that they found it “refreshing” to see someone be themselves.