Johnny Middlebrooks is a college athlete who is one of the 11 singles ready to find love on Love Island season two, premiering Monday, August 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS with a special two-hour episode. Ahead of the premiere, here’s what you need to know about him.
He Ran Track in College
According to his CBS profile, Johnny is a track and field star. His profile on the Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS) shows that he runs for the University of Mount Olive, a private university in Mount Olive, North Carolina. His Divison II personal bests include a sub-7-second 60-meter dash, a 100-meter time of 10.7 seconds, a 200-meter time of 21.33 seconds, and a 400-meter time of 48.19 seconds. At the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships, he was part of the Mount Olive 4×100-meter relay and 4×400 meter relays that both took 3rd place.
His CBS profile also says that he feels his reputation as a player is undeserved. He’s actually a “huge romantic” and prides himself on his “ability to listen,
compromise, forgive, understand, and love.”
Johnny also says his self-written dating profile would read, “”Dating for me has felt like paying rent for a one-room apartment with bad furniture and no electricity (temporary). I want to
be paying a mortgage on a mansion with a long driveway, a pool in the backyard, and cars in the garage (permanent).”
Johnny Says, ‘If You’re Slipping Up, I’m Swooping In’
In his profile interview, Johnny says he treats girls like queens because he grew up with sisters and he always tries to treat girls the way he would want his sisters to be treated. He likes to think that he’s a rare find and because of that, he’s not afraid to go against “bro code.”
“I’ve been known to steal a girl here and there, it just happens. Girls love to confide in me and I think that can be dangerous. That’s why guys should be worried about me,” says Johnny. “I’m all about bro code, my guys come first. But when it comes to a girl I want, if you’re not treating her right, I’m going to. I know how to treat a woman. If you’re slipping up, I’m swooping in.”
“If I can find someone that I truly want to be with on the outside, that’s when I know [it’s real],” he adds.
The Love Island Format & App
The romance begins when a group of single “Islanders” are thrown together in a villa on top of Caesars Entertainment’s boutique hotel, The Cromwell in Las Vegas. They will be embarking on a journey of dating, romance and ultimately relationships. Every few days the Islanders have to pair up, and those who are not coupled up are at risk of being “dumped” from the island. Challenges abound with intriguing new islanders arriving and dramatic twists at every turn.
In addition to choosing their partners wisely, Islanders must also win the hearts of viewers who have the opportunity to shape events on screen and ultimately crown one lucky couple the winner, who will then have the chance to walk away with both love and the cash prize.
Fans can truly immerse themselves in the experience by using the Love Island app for around-the-clock content, messages, and all the gossip from inside the villa. Users get a say in who is hot and who is not, can stir things up by deciding who stays and who goes packing, and will receive exclusive updates straight to the palm of their hand. The app is available on Android and iOS.
Love Island airs every night at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, with a two-hour weekly recap show airing Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 10 pm. ET/PT.