Love Island runner-up Paul Knops has an eyebrow raising new job

His time on the show drew multiple Ofcom complaints and his dumping of Laura Anderson was brutal

Paul Knops

by Marianna Manson |

Paul Knops may have come second alongside Laura Anderson in the 2018 series of Love Island (drawing plenty of Ofcom complaints in the process) but he’s not exactly stuck around in public consciousness since.

It might have something to do with his brutal dumping of fan favourite Laura, who we’d already seen have her heart broken by OG Islander Wes Nelson when he had his head turned by bombshell Megan Barton-Hanson.

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After pipping Meg and Wes to second place in the final, it looked as though everything might have turned out well for Laura after all, but it wasn’t long before Paul kicked her to the curb saying he was "looking for a wife".


He told The Sun at the time, "We weren’t compatible for each other. I knew I had to be 100 per cent sure about it because you know – the next person you’re with could potentially be your wife; you don’t want to be unsure about it

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"Of course she was upset; there were tears. Obviously it isn’t nice when someone says they don’t want to be with you.

"We aren’t friends now – we haven’t spoken, it is a sore subject. But I told her I would be there for her if she needed me."

Ah, that old chesnut, hey.

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Paul modelling for Quiz ©Quiz clothing

But the joke’s on him because while Laura boasts a whopping 1.4m followers on Instagram and is currently living the life of absolute luxury loved up with her 90s boyband pin-up boyfriend Dane Bowers and adorable Pomeranian puppy Buddy, Paul is trailing behind at just 372k followers and is making his money modelling for not-quite-PLT fast fashion brand Quiz.

Yep, we spotted Paul modelling some very sensible button down shirts for Quiz clothing – a far cry from his former role in a VERY raunchy Britney Spears for her 2016 hit Make Me.

At least he’s still hot, though.

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