‘Baddie’ Paige Thorne is entering her villain era and we’re so here for it 😈

She's good...

Paige Thorne

by Ben Pulsford |

We love it when Love Island goodies turn into baddies (to the fun kind, not the BAD kind) and from the looks of things that's exactly what's happening to 2022 Islander Paige Thorne. Yes, it seems 'honey bun' Paige is moving as the seasons do; saying goodbye to the light and warmth of summer and embracing the stormy, brisk, dark days of autumn with a brand new bad b-tch attitude.

We know we sound like we're writing Paige's origin story as if she's some sort of Marvel hero turned villain - it's intentional.

In recent weeks, rumours have been flying that Paige and boyfriend Adam Collard – who left the Love Island villa together in fifth place, just weeks ago – have now split after a suggestive video of Adam and a mysterious blonde started circulating literally everywhere last month. The video and screen grabs show Adam with his famous tree trunk arms wrapped around a woman who is clearly NOT Paige in a McDonald's after a night out, with some labelling Adam as a "cheat".

The pair have not appeared on each other's socials since or even mildly addressed their current relationship status.

AND THEN "baddie" Paige posts something so sensationally bad ass and hidden with subtext, that one of her followers comments, "Paige is in her villain era and I'm so here for it xx."

Paige posted pictures of herself serving Vanessa from The Little Mermaid (the bad ass brunette hottie that Ursula transforms into to seduce Prince Eric) at mate Gemma Owen's PLT launch to her main Instagram grid this week and we can't.

And we haven't even talked about THAT caption yet. Paige iconically captioned the post, "I'm good x."

Naturally, we lost it and so did half of Instagram, many of whom have assumed this is Paige telling her fans (in the most subtle/not-so-subtle way) that she's okay and moving on from her summer boyf, who is currently in Indonesia.

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Love Island stars and fans took to Paige's Instagram comments to share their support and theories. Winter Love Island star Paige Turley wrote, "Yes yes are you 🔥!!!"

A fan commented, "She's got that 'whatever hun' face on , slay queen ❤️."

Another wrote, "Onwards and upwards to something so much better 😉."

A third commented, "Baddie 😍."

Neither Paige nor Adam have spoken out publicly about the current status of their relationship, and tbh, it's totally irrelevant to us; even if they are still together, we are LIVING for Paige's new Pussycat Dolls' I-Don't-Need-A-Man-esque sass-itude.

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What do 2022 Islanders make of Paige Thorne?

If you were under the impression that Love Island concluded the moment your king and queen were crowned, you were deeply misled.

September and October is notoriously the time our Islanders start spilling the tea on each other.

And, as of late, a couple of Islanders have been spilling the tea on one specific original Islander - "honeybun" Paige.

Since the series ended, bombshells Danica Taylor and Coco Lodge have both called out Paige for some alleged contentious behaviour inside the Love Island villa. Wait, was THIS the start of Paige's villain origin story?

Coco recently revealed, "I had a hard time in there anyway after Casa Amor, some of the girls weren't as welcoming, we're all okay now, but it was hard."

In conversation with On Demand Entertainment, she added, "[Paige] was just a bit frosty."

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In a separate interview, Danica (who, in fairness, also came for the boys) called out Paige for her behaviour towards her in the villa.

She told the same publication, "I feel like at the beginning, yeah, a lot of the girls, you know, they weren't really... like, I'm not going to lie, watching it back, I've seen sort of the way Paige was when Antigoni left and it was very clear that she wanted me to go."

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She added, "I wish I'd said, 'Hang on, do you know how that makes me feel?' Like, I've done nothing wrong and you're blatantly mouthing things across the fire pit to insinuate, 'What the hell? Why is Danica still here?' But again, I've had time to move past that, but I wish in the moment, looking back, I wish I'd said things."

THE. SHADE.

Understandably, it utterly popped off - Maleficent style. Can you tell we're watching lots of Disney Plus now Autumn is upon us?

"If you've got to talk sh-t about somebody else to keep yourself relevant, then okay, that's fine"

In a recent interview with Toby Aromolaran on his Fancy a Chat? podcast, it seems Paige fancied some good old fashioned, revenge-inspired, passive aggressive, shade-throwing. Paige appeared to hit back at both the bombshells when Toby asked her how she felt about "everyone talking about everyone else" on (ironically) podcasts (aka, your thoughts on Coco and Danica dragging you to filth, please?).

Paige responded, "Do you know what? People have got to do what they've got to do, haven't they? Do you know what I mean? And if you've got to talk sh-t about somebody else to keep yourself relevant, then okay, that's fine. That's absolutely fine, but that's not my vibe."

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She added, "Why can't you focus on yourself, instead of talking sh-t about everyone else? I'm not about that vibe. Like, I like to stay in my own little bubble – my own little positive bubble – and I stay firmly inside it and people just wanna try popping it sometimes. But it's impenetrable."

While we wait patiently for a couple of bombshell bombs to go OFF, here's everything you need to know about Paige...

How old is Paige Thorne?

She is 24 years old.

What is Paige Thorne's job?

She's a paramedic and is rumoured to be going back to her day job after leaving Love Island. During a recent appearance on Lorraine, Paige said, "I've got a meeting to go back to paramedic work as well so that will be exciting. I saw an ambulance the other day with sirens on and I had serious FOMO! So I'm gonna go back into that a little bit and just see what opportunities come from that."

Paige recently told Grazia, "While I was in the Love Island villa, I really missed my job. I missed interacting with all my different patients and, sometimes, I felt so selfish that I’d taken so much time away from doing the job that I love and am passionate about. Being on Love Island was amazing, but there were times in the villa where I really missed being a paramedic."

Where is Paige Thorne from?

She's from Swansea in Wales.

Why did Paige Thorne go on Love Island?

Paige revealed that she joined the show as there wasn't much of a dating scene in her hometown.

She says, "In Swansea there is just no-one I can find, I’ve tried and there’s just nobody there anymore. I need to break out and broaden my horizons and Love Island just brings everyone together for me. I haven't got to go out and I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!"

What is Paige Thorne's dating history?

She said, "I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys so was like, 'Right, that's it. I’m going to focus on me.' Then I was like, 'Ok, I’m bored now, I’m lonely and I miss love and the connection and everything else.' I’ve been on a few dates but I just haven’t clicked with anyone."

Has Paige Thorne got Instagram?

Yes, you can follow her at @paigethornex.

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