When it comes to guilty pleasures, Love Island USA on CBS tops many viewers’ lists. This is made evident as the originally British reality dating / game show has been re-upped for a Season 2 of its U.S. version. The premise? A group of 15 singles convene in a Las Vegas villa, pairing up in hopes of hitting it off in the face of some serious drama and unexpected plot twists that can be attributed to the producers.
As single contestants who haven't paired up are voted off of the show, couples inch closer to claiming true love (and a hefty cash prize, which was $100,000 in Season 1). Among the Season 2 hopefuls is Mackenzie Dipman, who fans are eager to know more about.
Here’s what we know about Mackenzie Dipman from 'Love Island USA.'
As mentioned, Mackenzie has been turning heads right out of the gate this season. She’s a 24-year-old student living in Scottsdale, Ariz. whose dating history includes a long list of millionaires. According to her show bio, she’s into rescue pups, sports, and Matthew McConaughey — her longtime celebrity crush. She says she’s a sucker for Southern gentlemen.
Mackenzie also isn't afraid to speak her mind, saying that if she could write her own dating bio, it would read, "Unpopular opinions: whipped cream is not sexy or tasty, disco is the best genre, three cups of coffee a day is good for you, Tom Brady is not the GOAT."
Meanwhile, her Instagram profile playfully says, “Brb looking for love in Las Vegas.. 💕” Her feed is full of barely there bathing suits, see-through outfits, and all the cleavage, and 120,000 fans are here for it.
But she says she’s not what people expect.
“The most common thing that I ever hear when people meet me is, ‘You were not what I expected,’” she shares in her official show intro video, posted on Aug. 23.
“They see the blonde hair, the big boobs, the big eyes, the big lips, and they’re like, ‘Oh, this girl is gonna be another dumb blonde joke.’ But I’m not. There’s a lot more to me.”
To back up these claims, she goes on to cite her sports knowledge. She says she’s genuinely looking for someone to watch the game, drink beer, and eat pizza with, and wants a real connection.
“I know that I’m the total package, and if a guy is lucky enough to figure that out, then we’ll see how it goes,” she says.
Mackenzie was the first one in tears this season.
It took no time flat for Mackenzie to couple up with Connor Durman at the show’s start. When two new females were introduced to the island to scope out potential matches, castmate Johnny Middlebrooks jokingly warned them that Connor was off-limits.
“That was only after saying that she didn’t control Connor,” reports say.
“And that people should learn to take a joke. And the narrator pointed out that was right after she couldn’t take a joke.”
Mackenzie walked off in tears — reportedly the first to drop on Season 2 — and cried again when talking about communication with Connor.
But if this season is anything like last, there are more tears to follow.