Love Island USA: Who is Kassy Castillo? Age, career, and more explored

Kassy Castillo, Love Island USA (Image via Instagram/ @kasseycastillo)
Kassy Castillo, Love Island USA (Image via Instagram/ @kasseycastillo)

Kassy Castillo, a 23-year-old reality TV star and influencer, has been a contestant in Love Island USA season 5. Kassy revealed that she was a real estate student originally from Fort Worth, Texas, and came to the show to explore more and have fun on the island.

Love Island USA season 5 presents a reality television concept where a group of contestants, known as "Islanders," reside in a villa in Fiji. The Islanders are secluded from the outside world and subject to constant video surveillance. To remain in the villa, the Islanders must form and maintain relationships with one another.

Season 5, hosted by Sarah Hyland, featured 33 contestants for 32 days on an isolated island. The show followed the public voting system. Kassy Castillo and Leonardo Dionicio were the runner-ups. Love Island USA Season 5 is a Peacock original and premiered on July 18, 2023.

Kassy Castillo: Age, career, and more explored.

The 23-year-old influencer and reality TV celebrity was seen in season 5 of Love Island USA. Kassy was a runner-up on the show along with Leonardo. The couple dated for months after the show before parting ways.

Kassy Castillo was a graduate when she entered the show. She introduced herself as a real-estate student. Although she did not give much insight into her then-job, fans believed this was indicative of the fact that she was fresh out of college.

She is an Instagram influencer with over 160k followers. Kassy often posts her brand endorsements, her time with friends, and personal victories like being runner-up on the show and her graduation day. She hosts a podcast called Just A Girl with Taylor Smith, a fellow contestant of Love Island USA season 5.

Kassy Castillo on Love Island USA season 5

Kassy appeared on Season 5 of the Peacock original Love Island USA. The reality TV star was initially attracted to Leonardo due to their shared Spanish heritage, and the couple showed great chemistry in the first episode. However, their journey on the show hit a small bounce.

Leonardo was trying to maximize his opportunity and, therefore, decided to explore more. He approached Kassy's friend and another contestant, Anna Kurdys, on the show. Meanwhile, Kassy went ahead and formed a connection with Matia during the Casa Amor episode.

Casa Amor was episode 27 of the show's fifth season. The incident occurred so close to the finale that Kassy witnessed a shift in her approach to the show. Later, in an interview, she disclosed that the incident freed her to focus on her relationship with other female contestants in the villa.

She also said:

"I also decided to not repeat my same patterns from relationships in the outside world. After Casa, I'd had enough and I had self respect, which was the key."

Kassy was also fluent about her feelings towards another female contestant, Johnnie Garcia. Fans of the show believed that Kassy seemed explorative and let out her personality to have all sorts of experiences, and she was not hindered by the fact that she was on TV.

Despite the complications, Kassy and Leonardo ultimately left the villa together. The pair navigated their relationship towards the end and won the audience's votes to win the show in second place.

Love Island USA season 5 is available on Peacock to stream along with ongoing season 6 of the show.

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Edited by Gayatri Chivukula
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