Ariana Madix Named 'Love Island USA' New Host

Ariana Madix Embarks on Hosting Role, Diversifies Career

by Zain ul Abedin
Ariana Madix Named 'Love Island USA' New Host
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Ariana Madix, best known for her role on "Vanderpump Rules," is set to bring a fresh dynamic to "Love Island USA" as the newly announced host for its upcoming sixth season. This news comes in the wake of Sarah Hyland's recent announcement that she will be stepping down from her hosting duties to pursue an exciting new project.

Madix's appointment was confirmed by Peacock on Friday, heralding a new era for the beloved reality dating show. In a vibrant announcement via Instagram, Madix excitedly shared her upcoming venture into the Love Island villa, promising to deliver a season filled with surprises and drama.

"Talk about a bombshell! This summer, I'm trading rhinestone buckles for bik-n ," Madix expressed, signaling her readiness to shake things up on the island. Sarah Hyland, aged 33 and renowned for her role in "Modern Family," revealed her departure from the show with a sense of disappointment but also excitement for her next chapter.

Hyland has been at the helm of "Love Island USA" for two seasons, bringing her unique charm and wit to the series. However, conflicting schedules with an undisclosed project have led to her exit, leaving fans and viewers anticipating the details of her new endeavor.

Madix's New Ventures

Madix is no stranger to "Love Island USA," having previously appeared on the show to host a game that challenged the Islanders to questions probing the depths of their relationships. Her appearance was notably marked by candid reflections on her own experiences with trust and honesty in relationships, following a public breakup with Tom Sandoval due to infidelity.

This personal insight added a layer of authenticity and relatability to her engagement with the show's contestants. Beyond her television success, Madix has been channeling her energies into various projects, including her literary venture with "Single AF Cocktails," her Broadway debut in "Chicago," and her participation in "Dancing with the Stars." Additionally, she's venturing into the culinary scene with the launch of a sandwich shop alongside Katie Maloney, a fellow "Vanderpump Rules" cast member.

As "Love Island USA" prepares to welcome Ariana Madix as its new host, fans of both "Vanderpump Rules" and "Love Island" can look forward to a season infused with Madix's charismatic presence and insightful hosting. Meanwhile, "Vanderpump Rules" continues to captivate audiences with its latest season, detailing the intricate personal and professional lives of its cast, including the repercussions of Madix's tumultuous breakup with Sandoval. Both shows are available for streaming on Peacock, offering viewers a double dose of reality television intrigue.