American Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu super-fan has had the star’s name inked onto his arm in tribute to the winner Of Love Island 2022, after becoming infatuated with this reality series.
Franklin Headen, a talent agent It is located in New York City After Amy Hollingsworth from Britain had her foot tattooed in July in honour of Ekin Su, the second recipient, he believes that he will be the first to get a tattoo. TikTok.
He unveiled his tattoo on Instagram recently, only for Ekin-Su herself to share his picture to her Stories on Monday in admiration – and start following him.
Speak to Metro.co.uk Franklin spoke out about his motives and hopes to be friends with the singer in the future.
It is real. The agent confirmed that it was added to the collection during a recent trip to Charleston.
‘All of my tattoos have been spur-of-the-moment decisions. I’ve had friends give me stick-and-pokes or tattoo me with their own little guns – I don’t take it too seriously. I view tattoos as time stamps. I remember where I was, who I was with, and what was going on in my life at that time when I look at my tattoos.’
Explaining why he wanted Ekin-Su’s name in particular, he added: ‘These past few months have been amazing for me with lots of big life changes, and I finally feel open to finding the right guy for the first time ever. Everything going on in my love life coincided with watching Love Island for the first time so ‘Ekin-Su’ was the perfect tattoo to commemorate 2022.’
For those who are eagle-eyed, Franklin saw the details.
‘I had to use the water bottle/dresser/suitcase font so it was authentic to the series. She’s also the baddie that I aspire to always be so it’s a little reminder of that as well.’
There was a lot of reaction to Franklin’s new ink after he shared it on social media, including from the 27-year-old herself, which took him aback.
‘I’ve been working as a talent agent for over 10 years so I don’t often get starstruck anymore [but] This was originally a funny tattoo.
‘I posted it right before I got on a plane and when we landed my phone was blowing up. I thought that maybe she’d repost the story if she checked her DMs within 24 hours, but I certainly didn’t expect it! I was shocked that she actually followed me and of course went to my DMs to say a quick hello and that I’d love to meet and work with her one day.’
Franklin said that he would be open to developing their relationship online into friendship. he appreciates the star so much, and his friends have even said he would be ‘the Ekin-Su of the series’ if there was ever a gay version of Love Island.
‘She hasn’t seen [my message] yet, but I’m telling myself that she was likely asleep by the time I sent the message and the press tour that she’s on is keeping her busy. If she doesn’t message me back, I’ll reach out again at some point for sure – I know we’d be good friends and I can’t wait to see what her future holds.’
He also has a robust attitude in dismissing the mean-spirited trolling he’s received online in reaction to his tattoo.
‘It’s been funny to read some of the DMs I’ve been getting. I have so many people saying that they love it and are invested in our future friendship, as well as several accounts telling me to seek mental help or that I’m so weird. Little do they know I am a mental health advocate and am very aware that I am weird – the haters just make me laugh.’
Ekin-Su is a strong voice that Franklin has heard. Franklin loves Franklin’s compliments.
‘Whenever I watch something, I try and pick out which contestant or character I most relate to, and Ekin-Su quickly won me over. Her drama gave me everything I wanted in a reality show.
‘I’ve always been inspired by strong, confident, beautiful women. With a strong, infectious energy, she entered the building. Her ambition to love, humor, and empower others was a delight.
‘She didn’t come in “to make seasonal girlfriends” [iconic line alert] She was always available to help and cheer everyone up. We all watched almost everyone confide in her and I saw that didn’t go unnoticed.’
As a newcomer to the show, and someone watching from across the pond, the professional also explained how he had been pulled into the addictive series – thanks to a cross-over and a colleague’s recommendation.
‘I am a superfan of Survivor – it is my ultimate dream to compete,’ he said. ‘A few years ago, several former Survivor contestants began competing in another reality competition show called The Challenge. Georgia Harrison, who was a former Islander and I became big fans of, competed in The Challenge.
‘I’d never heard of or watched Love Island at that point. But in early June of this year, I was speaking with Tucker Pearson – a colleague who is a filmmaker – about TV shows and he mentioned that Love Island UK was the best reality TV show he’d seen.
‘I went on Hulu and coincidentally season eight had just begun so I downloaded them on my phone before a holiday and began watching on the aeroplane. I enjoyed the first couple of episodes but when Ekin-Su entered the villa the show got so much more exciting.’
Franklin considered himself to be hooked.
‘Hulu doesn’t release the episodes each day, so to stay current I literally downloaded a VPN and Googled a London postal code so I could sign up for an ITV subscription. My brother does digital marketing for Hulu, so I told him to give their team feedback that next season they need to figure out how to release episodes daily!’
Ekin-su won Love Island justly for Franklin and all of us Davide Sanclimenti Also see 27.
They raked in a massive 63.69% of the public vote In the record-breaking final, ITV revealed that Gemma Owen and Luca Bish were in second place with 14.47% each.
Davide and Ekin-Su have revealed their identities. plans to move in together soon, as they said real life had brought them ‘a lot closer’.
Ekin-Su can go onwards!
Love Island can now be watched on ITV Hub.
Love Island 2022
Say hello to your social lives once again – Love Island 2022 is over, with Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti being crowned the winners in an epic final.
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