Chloe Veitch turned down 'Love Island' to appear on 'Too Hot To Handle'.
The 20-year-old star - who has become a fan favourite in the new Netflix dating show - has claimed she was actually scouted for the rival programme, but decided to test herself with a brand new format.
She told the Evening Standard newspaper: "When I was getting cast for 'Too Hot To Handle', I actually got a phone call requesting to get a meeting to go on 'Love Island' in London.
"But I turned it down because I thought... I know what I'm walking in to with 'Love Island'.
"This new show is completely different. What if this new show is something that is more suitable and beneficial for me?"
Although the new series was initially compared to the ITV2 favourite, there was a big twist as an all-seeing robot told the contestants they weren't allowed to engage in any sexual activity.
Despite not actually connecting with anyone on a romantic level, Chloe is still sure she made the correct choice.
She added: "I picked the right card. Everything happens for a reason.
"Going on the show and experiencing such a life-changing experience coming out the show, I feel I respect myself more, and I love myself more.
"I'm not going to let any boy treat me like rubbish."
The reality star may not have found love on the sunny retreat, but she is still close with everyone on the show - with the cast still keeping in touch to make sure everyone's coping.
Chloe explained: "We all FaceTime each other all the time and now ['Too Hot To Handle'] has been seen by millions of people, we want to make sure we all are okay. We are making sure we call people and text people so we're all alright."