Chyna Ellis looks SO different four years after going on Love Island

We didn't recognise her

Chyna Ellis Love Island

by Nathan Katnoria |

It may seem just like yesterday but it’s actually been FOUR years since the iconic third series of Love Island launched the careers of Kem Cetinay, Amber Davies, Olivia Attwood, Chris Hughes, Georgia Harrison and Sam Gowland (to name but a few of the most successful 2017 Islanders).

Another star who appeared on the series was Chyna Ellis, a then 23-year-old fashion stylist from Essex who joined the show as part of the first ever Casa Amor twist and was famously brought back to the main villa by Kem during a brief split with Amber.

Chyna became known for her trademark platinum blonde locks during her time on the show, but fast forward to the present day and she looks unrecognisable after completely switching up her signature hair colour in favour of a darker ‘do.

The reality star and influencer first went brunette at back in 2019 after ten years of being a blonde and has been rocking her chic chocolate brown barnet ever since.

Chyna’s Instagram followers were loving the transformation at the time, with one writing, “Brown is sexy on you 😍😍😍.”

Another added, “Loving the new hair colour,” while a third commented, “Love your hair!!! Looks amazing xx.”

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Who is Chyna Ellis?

Chyna is a reality star and influencer who rose to fame on the third series of Love Island back in 2017.

How old is Chyna Ellis?

Chyna is currently 27 years old. She was born on 24 August 1994.

Where is Chyna Ellis from?

Chyna is from Brentwood in Essex. Get her on TOWIE, tbh.

What happened to Chyna Ellis on Love Island?

Chyna joined the show as part of the first ever Casa Amor twist and entered the second villa alongside five other bombshells. Following his split from Amber Davies, Chyna went back to the main villa in a couple with Kem Cetinay but he later made a major U-turn and decided he still wanted to be with Amber. Kem's decision left Chyna single and she was later dumped from the villa.

Did Chyna Ellis date Jonny Mitchell?

After leaving the villa, Chyna ended up recoupling with fellow Islander Jonny Mitchell in the outside world and they enjoyed a whirlwind romance after he whisked her off on a romantic getaway to Hungary.

However, Jonny savagely dumped Chyna live on air at the Love Island reunion just weeks later when he denied they were dating. Jonny then claimed Chyna had cheated on him, texted other men behind his back and used him for fame, however it was later reported that it was him who had done the dirty with other women.

"Jonny’s got a nasty streak in him," Chyna said of her ex. "When I was first with him but when things don’t go his way, Jonny seems to turn really quickly. I just want him to leave me alone now, I've had enough."

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Was Chyna Ellis on The Ibiza Weekender?

A year after her stint on Love Island, Chyna gave reality TV another bash when she joined ITV2's The Ibiza Weekender as a holiday rep. During her time on the show, Chyna struck up a romance with the show's resident lothario Jordan Davies and the pair left as a couple as the end of the series.

Is Chyna Ellis still dating Jordan Davies?

Sadly not. Despite running off into the sun together, Chyna and Jordan called it quits just months later and it's fair to say it wasn't an amicable split. Jordan hit out at his "boring" ex, while Chyna got her own back when she admitted sex with Jordan "wasn't great".

It's thought that Chyna is now single, while Jordan is dating another former rep Isobel Mills. The Welsh reality star also shares a son with his model ex Paula Manzanal.

Does Chyna Ellis have Instagram?

Of course! You can follow her at @chynaellis_ where she regularly posts to her 249,000 followers.

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