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Are There Age Limits When It Comes To Getting Cast On 'Love Island USA'?

"Love Island" looks for the perfect combination of sexy young singles, so aspiring hopefuls may be wondering if they're too old to be cast.

By Tyler McCarthy

Love Island USA” is known for taking the perfect combination of sexy young singles and putting them in a house together to find love, lust, and everything in between. However, some casting hopefuls may be wondering how that perfect combination comes to be and whether they’re the right age for the show. 

First of all, according to the official casting call from Worldwide Casting, if you’re under the age of 18, you are not considered eligible to be on “Love Island.” It makes sense: The show deals with decidedly adult subject matter and puts its participants on television for all to see, even during unflattering and/or steamy moments. The bottom line is that it’s simply a place for grown-ups designed to entertain grown-ups. 

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As for whether or not someone is too old for “Love Island USA,” the answer is a little more complicated. There is no maximum age requirement for people applying to be on “Love Island.” However, the show is typically populated by people in their early 20s for a very good reason. People under 21 years old cannot consume alcohol. While drinking is not a requirement to be on “Love Island USA,” it’s certainly one of the things the average contestant likes to do. 

That said, it’s not unheard of to have a contestant under 21 on the show. In the past, there have been 20-year-olds who have made it to “Love Island” and sought out love with some of the other singles on the show all without ever having a drop of booze. 

So, the short answer is: the only age limit to get on “Love Island USA” is that you must be over 18 years old to apply. However, the show is seeking young people looking to find a long-term partner while balancing a robust partying lifestyle that includes wants and needs for things like travel, trust, careers and more once they’re off the island. Anyone in their 30s and 40s will tell you that’s typically the kinds of hurdles people in their 20s have to vault. 

Catch all the action on “Love Island USA” on Peacock right now. 

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