The summer romance reality show Love Island USA has come to an end with Hannah Wright and Marco Donatelli being crowned as the champions of season 5. The couple beat out three other pairs in the final vote and took home the grand prize of $100,000.
A Summer of Love and Drama
Love Island USA is a Peacock series that follows a group of singles who live together in a secluded villa in Fiji, looking for love and competing for cash. The Islanders have to couple up with each other and face various challenges, twists, and bombshells along the way. The viewers at home also get to vote on who stays and who goes, as well as who wins the show.
Season 5 of Love Island USA was full of drama, from an Islander calling out host Sarah Hyland during a tense dumping to an ex-girlfriend coming in as a bombshell. The show also featured some heartwarming moments, such as Carsten Bergersen’s proposal to Taylor Smith, who finished in third place.
Hannah and Marco’s Journey
Hannah Wright, a 24-year-old model from Los Angeles, and Marco Donatelli, a 26-year-old firefighter from New York, met on day one of the show and instantly hit it off. They were one of the few couples who stayed loyal to each other throughout the season, despite facing some temptations and tests along the way.
Hannah and Marco were also popular among the viewers, who voted them as the most compatible couple several times. They also won over their fellow Islanders, who praised them for their genuine connection and support for each other.
Hannah and Marco expressed their love for each other in the final episode, where they exchanged sweet vows and danced under the stars. They also decided to split the prize money evenly, saying that they were both winners.
The second place couple was Kassandra Castillo and Leonardo Dionicio, who had a rocky start but eventually found their groove. Kassandra, a 23-year-old dental assistant from Miami, and Leonardo, a 25-year-old personal trainer from Chicago, had some trust issues and arguments during their time on the show, but they also had some passionate moments and romantic gestures.
They both admitted that they had fallen in love with each other in the final episode, where they shared their feelings and hopes for the future. They also thanked each other for making their experience on the show unforgettable.
The fourth place couple was Carmen Kocourek and Kenzo Nudo, who were considered as the most stable and drama-free pair on the show. Carmen, a 22-year-old student from San Diego, and Kenzo, a 24-year-old musician from Nashville, were together since day one and never wavered in their commitment to each other.
They both said that they had found their soulmates on the show and that they were ready to take their relationship to the next level. They also complimented each other on their personalities and looks, saying that they were perfect for each other.
What’s Next for Love Island USA?
Love Island USA season 5 may be over, but fans of the show can look forward to a new spinoff series called Love Island Games, which will premiere in November. The series will feature former contestants from the American, Australian, and British versions of the show competing in various challenges and games.
According to executive producer Simon Thomas, Love Island Games will be “a fun way to celebrate all things Love Island” and “a chance for viewers to see some of their favorite Islanders again.” He also hinted that there might be some romance involved as well.