Channel Nine’s inaugural season of Love Island has promised a genetically-blessed and sculpted cast of singles looking for love and lust in Mallorca, Spain.
But fans were left shocked when they witnessed one contestant, international model Justin Lacko, break down into tears on the third day.
Viewers took to Twitter to slam the hunk’s emotional outburst, writing: ‘Justin is so dramatic fu** has a girl never rejected him before what is this.’
‘Justin is so dramatic! F*** has a girl never rejected him before?’ Twitter mocks Love Island’s Justin Lacko, 27, for crying after three days on show
The 27-year-old was left heartbroken when he realised the beautiful brunette he was crushing over didn’t like him back.
Justin expressed his interest for former beauty queen Tayla Damir on episode one, but quickly found out she only had eyes for his rival, electrician Grant Crapp.
While Justin was resting near the pool, Tayla, 21, told Grant she liked him and gave him a 24-hour deadline to ditch his current girlfriend Cassidy for her.
Soon after Justin overheard the secret deal, he erupted into tears in front of the cameras in a private chat with producers.
Crushed! The 27-year-old was left heartbroken when he realised the beautiful brunette he was crushing over (Pictured: Tayla) didn’t like him back and instead preferred electrician Grant (R)
Shocked: Fans questioned what they were seeing, as they believed it was so early in the show for tears
‘The person that I have been interested in is Tayla. I have confronted her and told her that I like her. I just feel like that just made me feel a bit sh**, I am here to try to find someone,’ he began.
Getting worked up, he took deep breaths as he let out a sigh and began to sob: ‘I feel like I was really close to someone and it didn’t work out and I have to just let that one go… love isn’t easy, love is hard!’
Fans took to Twitter, commenting on the outburst: ‘Justin is crying on the SECOND episode of Love Island wtf’, and ‘Did that dude just cry after 24 hrs bhahaha’.
Others had hope he would have other opportunities for love on the island: ‘Justin getting emotional about Tayla. It’s day 2 kid, you’ll find someone!’
Words of encouragement: One fan was confident he would find someone soon
Not hiding his emotions: Justin was very open with his feelings, but admitted he had to let it go and focus on finding love elsewhere
A large group of viewers also noted how quickly he had formed feelings for the 21-year-old from Perth, writing: ‘They’ve been there for 3 days why is Justin acting like he’s been pining for Tayla for 3 years?’ and ‘3 days into love island and they have “real feelings” okayyy then.’
One male commented with crying-laughing emojis: ‘Bro… you spoke to her for two minutes!’
Love Island’s official page also shared a video of the moment, captioning it: ‘Big hugs for our big model! You’ll find your runway partner soon, Justin. We’re sure of it!’
‘You spoke to her for two minutes’: One fan laughed on Twitter after it appeared Justin had only briefly spoken to Tayla before getting emotional about her rejection
International model! Justin has been flaunting his flawless abs and genetically-blessed good looks on the show
Tayla had told Grant in the episode: ‘Like at the at the moment. I actually would want to be partnered up with you and like I would want to be literally partnered with you for the six weeks.’
Grant appeared to briefly consider her proposition, before reconciling with Cassidy in a steamy bedroom session.
At the end of the episode single-mum newcomer Kim ‘stole’ Tayla’s boyfriend Josh, leaving her solo and in fear of being kicked off the show.
Love Island airs Sunday to Thursday nights from 8.30pm on Nine Go and Nine Now
Tune in: Love Island airs Sunday to Thursday nights from 8.30pm on Nine Go and Nine Now