Meet Kenyan-US Model Set To Star in Popular Dating Show

Trina Njoroge is a 25-year-old who was born and raised in born and raised in Bakersfield, California. She attended Mt. Kenya Academy in Nyeri County for one year before moving to Hacienda Heights in California, where she currently resides.

Kenyan-American model Trina Njoroge is among 12 contestants set to star in the dating game show Love Island. Season 3 of the US version of the reality show will premiere on Wednesday, July 7.

The new season of the dating competition show will feature a special 90-minute episode on Wednesday, July 7. The week after the premiere, Love Island will air every Thursday, Friday, and Sunday for the remainder of the season.

Host Arielle Vandenberg and narrator Matthew Hoffman will return for season 3 of the American version of the show, which originally began in the United Kingdom. This year, the 12 singles, including a real estate investor, a COVID-19 relief worker, a psychiatric nurse, and a personal trainer will face off in the state of Hawaii.

Njoroge is a 25-year-old who was born and raised in born and raised in Bakersfield, California. She attended Mt. Kenya Academy in Nyeri County for one year before moving to Hacienda Heights in California, where she currently resides.

Trina Njoroge posing for a photoshoot ahead of her participation in the third season of Love Island USA. /TWITTER

She works as a licensed psychiatric technician nurse and has cut a niche in fashion, beauty, and pageantry. In high school, she did multiple pageantries and learned a lot about confidence, public speaking, and charity organizations.

Similarly, Trina won Miss Teen 'Peoples Choice Award’, ‘Most Photogenic’, and 'Second Runner Up'. She also participated in the Face of Kenya USA pageant.

Trina has also shown an interest in social works and has been involved in numerous charity works such as the non-profit organization Angels Forgotten.

"The name is striking and makes one wonder who these angels are; Angels Forgotten are children that became orphaned as a result of the AIDS epidemic in Kenya and many other parts of Africa. As a result of witnessing this catastrophe firsthand, the founders saw an immediate need to save as many children as they could," Njoroge stated in a past interview.

In 2009, they registered the non-profit organization “angelsforgotteninc.” and opened the Angels Forgotten Children Center. Since then, the charity has been feeding these angels, educating them, and also meeting their healthcare needs.

"The founders have worked tirelessly as more and more children are discovered and getting under the umbrella of Angels Forgotten. I have chosen this organization to keep the fire burning and bring hope to these children," she added.

The charity’s project is located in Elburgon, Nakuru County.

The mental health advocate has also generated a substantial following on Instagram, which would be considered huge on her end. She is currently followed on the platform by more than 11,000 users.

Trina Njoroge striking a pose. / INSTAGRAM

How Love Island Dating Show Works

Love Island is a British dating game show revived from the earlier celebrity series of the same name, which aired for two series in 2005 and 2006. The series is narrated by Iain Stirling, and was hosted by Caroline Flack until 2019; Laura Whitmore began presenting the series in 2020.

It is the originator of the international Love Island franchise, with fifteen versions of it having been produced so far. It involves a group of contestants, referred to as Islanders, living in isolation from the outside world in a villa in Mallorca, part of Spain, and in the Mediterranean, constantly under video surveillance.

To survive in the villa the Islanders must be coupled up with another Islander, whether it be for love, friendship, or money, as the overall winning couple receives £50,000 (Ksh7.4 million). On the first day, the Islanders couple up for the first time based on first impressions, but over the duration of the series, they are forced to "re-couple" where they can choose to remain in their current couple or swap and change.

Any Islander who remains single after the coupling is eliminated and dumped from the island. Islanders can also be eliminated via public vote, as during the series the public vote through the Love Island app available on smartphones for their favorite couple, or who they think is the most compatible.

Couples who receive the fewest votes risk being eliminated. Often a twist has occurred where it has been up to the Islanders to eliminate couples. During the final week, the public vote for which couple they want to win the series and therefore take home the £50,000.

During the first series, the Thursday episode was presented live by Caroline Flack where eliminations often took place and new Islanders entered the villa. However, from the second series onwards the live episodes were axed except for the final. Whilst in the villa, each Islander has their own phone in which they can only contact other Islanders via text – or receive texts informing them of the latest challenges, dumping, or recoupling.

Islanders and couples are typically faced with many games and challenges to take part in designed to test their physical and mental ability, with the winners getting special prizes afterward. Some Islanders are also sent on dates outside the villa or can win dates by winning challenges.

Full list of participants in Love Island USA Season 3, which premieres on July 7, 2021. /TWITTER