Love Island winner Ekin-Su looks unrecognizable in her old club job as she poses with Mark Wright
SHE has just won Love Island with the handsome Italian David on her arm.
But Ekin-Su, 27, looked very different during her university years when she worked as a shooter while living in Preston.
A new snap shows her posing with former Towie star Mark Wright at a venue called Ships and Giggles, where she has been helping out with celebrity appearances.
Meanwhile, Ekin-Su went by the name Susie Hayzel as she studied for her BA (Hons) in Theater before graduating in 2015.
Her former boss – Andy MacDonald – has opened up about her days working at the club, admitting he was very confused when she first appeared on screen.
He said LancsLive“I’m not a Love Island fan at all but I keep getting these messages and phone calls about this Ekin-Su guy. They say Ekin-Su used to work for you and I say, I never had anyone called Ekin-Su work for me, ever.
“After a while I thought, what’s going on? I looked on Facebook and I was like ‘for God’s sake, it’s Susie Hayzel! Her name isn’t Ekin-Su is Susie b****y Hayzel.
“I realized she was doing really, really well and I’m really proud of her,” Andy added.
Ekin worked as a shooter at Ships and Giggles between 2014 and 2015.
Andy continued: “She was brilliant when she worked for me. She was really down to earth, she said whatever she thought.”
He also recalled his appearance on a low-budget reality TV show called Lancashore.
In an effort to resemble Geordie Shore, the “series” followed the lives of a handful of male and female college students.
She then landed the role of Isil in Turkish soap opera Kuzey Yıldızı İlk Aşk in 2020 – before landing a coveted spot on Love Island.