Ekin-Su Culculoglu revealed that she is leaving the UK for a huge acting role in the US as she updated fans on her career moves via her Instagram page on Wednesday.
The Love Island 2022 winner, 28, told followers that she will be taking her brand “global this summer” as she prepares to pursue her “acting dream.”
It comes as MailOnline exclusively revealed earlier this week that the reality star has been dropped from Beauty Works, her second brand deal in two months.
Ekin-Su’s collaboration with the beauty brand came to an abrupt end after she previously parted ways with clothing brand Oh Polly.
The Turkish beauty opened up in a candid Instagram story shot from her kitchen in London and admitted that she’s “really excited” about her upcoming projects abroad.
‘Really exciting announcement’: Ekin-Su Culculoglu revealed she will be leaving the UK for a huge acting role in the US as she updated fans on her career moves on Wednesday
‘I’m going abroad’: The 2022 Bluff Island winner, 28, told followers she’ll be taking her brand ‘global this summer’ as she prepares to pursue her ‘acting dream’.
She said: It’s been a while since I’ve been here. I know you all have some questions about what’s going on and what’s in the pipeline and you know I love you all, so I just wanted to talk to you guys here.
First, I’ve had a lot of people ask me what I’ve prepared, so here it is. I have a really interesting announcement to make.
Within the next few weeks, I will be traveling abroad. It’s a really exciting project and I’m going to be working with an amazing charity that I’m passionate about.
And secondly guys, I mean I can’t even say because I’m so excited but I’m going global this summer and I’m going to America to pursue my dream of acting and acting jobs there.
“Some meetings are already set up and I’ll keep you posted, okay.”
Previously, the reality star appeared in a Turkish series in 2022 before winning series eight of the ITV2 reality series Love Island alongside boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti, 27.
She also had a spin-off with her lover, David, as they traveled around Italy and Turkey in a two-part special and appeared on Dancing On Ice.
In the video, Ekin-Su continues to express how much she absolutely loves Beauty Works despite no longer working with the internet giant after signing a “year-long partnership” in October.
Ekin-Su didn’t share an affiliate Instagram post with the brand this year, but wanted to show fans that she “loves working with them.”
The actress cut a casual figure in a tight black suit and swept her long dark locks into a ponytail as she enjoyed a hot beverage while commenting on the news.
“But finally I just want to say one thing I had questions about before I forget,” she said, “It’s about Beauty Works.”
“Look as you can see, I no longer work with them but I just want to make it clear that I absolutely love Beauty Works.
She’s been dropped: It comes as MailOnline exclusively revealed earlier this week that the reality star has been dropped from Beauty Works, her second brand deal in two months.
Work: Previously, the reality star appeared in a Turkish series in 2022 before moving on to win the eighth series of Love Island and appeared on Dancing On Ice
I loved working with them, you know. I had my mod with them and it was great. Anyway, have a nice day. If you want to do a Q&A we can do that but I just want to tell you that I’m here and I enjoy life.
It comes after Beauty Works told MailOnline: ‘We worked with Ekin-Su in late 2022 on our party edit but won’t be releasing any future edits. We wish her all the best for the future.
The brand also popular with the likes of Love Island’s Molly-Mae Hague, Maura Higgins, Zara McDermott and Millie Court has removed Ekin-Su from the celebrity sidebar.
Ekin, in turn, removed Beauty Works from her Instagram bio which now reads: Love Island Winner S8. ‘bperfectcosmeticsohpolly’ ambassador.
After amassing more than 3.2 million followers on Instagram, Ekin-Su has also signed partnerships with beauty brand B Perfect Cosmetics and clothing brand Oh Polly after the villa, as well as becoming the Islander of the 2022 series to star in Dancing On Ice.
At the time, Ekin-Su announced her Beauty Works deal with a glamorous behind-the-scenes video that she described as her “pinch-me-moment.”
The latest news of her work comes shortly after it was revealed that Ekin-Su took legal action against clothing brand Oh Polly after it was let go less than six months after signing the ‘biggest clothing deal in Love Island history’.
The reality star signed a £1million contract after the ITV show and launched just one 16-piece collection which is now being sold by the brand at discounted prices.
“Both the brand and Eiken have been disappointed and there is now a dispute over money owed on the lucrative contract,” an insider told The Sun.
A source told MailOnline at the time that the partnership, which saw Ekin-Su launch her first-ever collection last October followed by a huge launch party, ‘wasn’t working’ and that the Dancing On Ice star group struggled to attract Oh Polly’s customer base.
An insider revealed, “Ekin-Su and Oh Polly have parted ways.
“It is complicated at the moment, Ekin-Su will not comment publicly on the end of her working relationship with the brand but there will be no further collaboration.”
Former Love Island partners and runners-up Gemma Owen and Indiyah Polak were signed by PrettyLittleThing while Tasha Gorey became the brand ambassador for Love Island sponsor eBay.
Row: It comes as Ekin-Su has taken legal action against clothing brand Oh Polly after it was dropped less than six months after it signed the ‘biggest deal in Love Island history’