Things got off to a pretty awkward start for Lauren Richardson, the girl Zayn Malik took a picture with in Thailand AND ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE, on last night’s ‘Love Island’ launch, didn’t they?
Not only was her non-existant, non-juicy, non-anything ‘fling’ with the Bradford Bad Boi the number one topic on everyone’s lips, but there was also the small matter of no-one stepping forward to pick her as their potential date during the first round, either.
Did someone order an army of awkward turtles? Because we might just need a few. Hundred. A few hundred, yep.
Jetting off to Mallorca to stay in a beautiful villa for six weeks might sound like the dream, but it looked like anything other than a walk in the park for the 26-year-old, who was hit with questions about THAT Thailand dramz from the word go.
Jordan initially raised the topic, because he felt it necessary to “share the gossip,” to which Lauren replied: “I didn’t sleep with him. I had a picture with him. When we came out of the nightclub, there was just a picture.”
We *THINK* she might have had a picture with him, but we can’t be entirely sure.
She added: “My MazSight is the worst, people hate me,” which is NAHT cool, guys.
However, things didn’t get any better for Lauren, who was left feeling “a bit awkward” when not one of the potential suitors picked her as their date, leaving her on the ‘subs bench’.
When the power returned to the girls and Caroline Flack asked her to select one of the boys, she turned to Jordan Ring and said: “However, 26-year-old Lauren was left humiliated after no one picked her with the blonde saying: “No one stepped forward for me, so it made me feel a bit awkward and a bit embarrassed.
“Because I like tattoos I’ll go with you.”
And they say romance is dead.
Later in the show, poor Lauren cried during a conversation with a camera (err, we assume) in the beach, admitting: “I just feel like the ugly duckling of the group.”
Who knows what’s going to happen next…
[Lauren Richardson CONFIRMS Nothing Happened With Zayn Malik. Obvs.]
[Lauren Richardson Is Officially Going On Love Island]
[Liam Payne Says Zayn Malik Left 1D To Spend Time With Perrie Edwards]