SHE has just won Love Island with hunky Italian Davide on her arm.

But Ekin-Su, 27, looked very different during her university days while working as a shot girl while living in Preston.

MEN MediaEkin-Su Culculoglu (pictured on the right) poses alongside Mark Wright at Ships and Giggles, where she worked a shot girl[/caption]

Ekin looks very different these daysRex

A new snap shows her posed up with former Towie star Mark Wright at a venue called Ships and Giggles, where she helped with celeb appearances.

During that time Ekin-Su went under the name of Susie Hayzel as she studied for her BA (Hons) in Acting before graduating in 2015.

Her former boss – Andy MacDonald – has opened up about her days working in the club, admitting he was very confused when she first appeared on screen.

He told LancsLive: “I’m not a Love Island fan at all but I keep getting these messages and phone calls saying about this Ekin-Su. They say Ekin-Su used to work for you and I say, I have never had anybody called Ekin-Su work for me, ever.

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“After a while I thought, what is going on? Looked on Facebook and I go ‘for goodness sake, it’s Susie Hayzel! Her name’s not Ekin-Su, it’s Susie b****y Hayzel.

“I realised she was doing really really well and I feel proper proud of her,” Andy added.

Ekin worked as a shot girl at Ships and Giggles around the years 2014 and 2015.

Andy continued: “She was brilliant when she used to work for me. She was just really down to earth, she spoke whatever was on her mind.”


He also recalled her starring in budget reality show called Lancashore.

In an effort to be like Geordie Shore, the ‘series’ followed the lives of a handful of male and female students.

She went on to land the role of Isil in the Turkish soap opera Kuzey Yıldızı İlk Aşk in 2020 – before getting a coveted spot on Love Island.

She appeared in a budget reality show while a uni

On Monday night she was crowned the winner of Love IslandRex

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