An Actual Study Found That You Get More Money From Starring On Love Island Than Going To Uni
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It’s a difficult career choice for a lot of young people like you and I. Do you attend world pioneer Oxford University — like our esteemed former PMs Tony Abbott, Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke — or do you go on reality TV show Love Island?
As it turns out, if you had any sense, you’d pack some sunscreen, bring some boardies and head over to Love Island. An actual, legitimate, researched study has found that those who appear on the show end up in more lucrative careers than the alumni of both Oxford and Cambridge University.
Here’s how they figured that out:
“At the end of each series of Love Island, the winning couple share a 50,000GBP prize in addition to each other’s undying love (which is priceless, of course, and we therefore make a simplifying assumption to ignore it for our purposes),” market analyser Frontier Economics said, explaining their research.
“However, the Love Island aficionados at Frontier note that former Islanders tend to make much more than that from endorsements, advertisements and public appearances upon their return.”
By looking at the typical rates paid for sponsored posts based on the number of Instagram followers, examining the number of followers for each previous Love Island contestant, and seeing how many sponsored posts they publish, Frontier Economics was able to guess how much all those Love Island romantics were earning.
They copied this method for “club appearances”.
The amount you earn varies depending on how long you stay on the island — but even the late joiners that exit the show early can expect to earn 800,000GBP over the next five years. If you stick on the island to the end, you’re going to earn 2.4 million GBP over the next five years.
“By contrast,” the study concluded, “a recent report estimates that an Oxbridge graduate is likely to earn about 815,000 GBP more over their lifetime than someone who leaves school at age 18 with A-Levels.”
The study was conducted after it was revealed that more young Brits had applied for the UK version of Love Island than to attend both Oxford and Cambridge combined.
So while contestants on Australia’s version of Love Island haven’t been able to find love, they may well find a hell of a lot of dosh over the next few years.