Tre Forte is one of the 11 singles who are ready to mingle and maybe find love on the new season of Love Island, 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 Played Football for Ohio State
According to Tre’s CBS profile, he grew up in Ohio and played football for the Ohio State University. According to Eleven Warriors, he walked on in 2013 as a cornerback. During his time there, he was an Academic All-Big Ten Selection and ended up graduating with a degree in sports management and marketing. He told Eleven Warriors that even though he didn’t play in very many games, he just wanted to be an inspiration to his younger brothers.
“Coming from Youngstown, Ohio, it’s not the easiest place to live, and I have four younger brothers that I wanted to be a good role model for,” Forte said. “I want them to take away from (what he has accomplished) that there’s always going to people who doubt you, but you should use that and turn it into a positive motivation. So you should go about all means to prove your doubters wrong, and don’t ever let anybody tell you that you’re not allowed to dream and that your dreams won’t come true, because if you work for it hard enough, then there’s always a possibility.”
His CBS page also said that if he could write his own dating profile, it would read, “If you like fun times, comical
memories, magical pleasures, a guy that will make sure his woman is happy, a man that will protect his woman and family, then I am him.”
Tre Does Not Care About Bro Code
In his video interview, Tre says he’s “very competitive” and if he sees a girl giving him the eye, he doesn’t care if she’s taken or not.
“To be honest, I don’t really care about ‘bro code.’ It’s Love Island, it’s not Bro Island.”
He adds, “People most likely label me as a player and they’re correct. I’m honest. I’ve been single for about four years now because I was a monster. I’m a changed man now. I told myself that the next girl that I’m with, I’m going to make sure I’m all in. So if I go on here and I meet an attractive girl who has a really good vibe and I connect with her, then the sky’s the limit. She may end up being my girlfriend, she may be my wife, who knows?”
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.