Another example is reality TV, which has experienced a huge increase over the past few years, particularly during the pandemic. Delving into the data for one of the UK's highest grossing dating shows, Love Island
, it is not hard to miss the fact that out of a total of 150 contestants, there have been only two female South Asians: Malin Andersson (2016) and Nabila Badda (2019). Knowing that producers are keen to feature attractive people, it throws up some questions regarding how South Asian women are seen. If Love Island
is the idealised media image of beauty, where does that leave women who look like us?