Heartbreak Island contestant Joshua Frankhauser - everything you need to know

He's ready to share his life with someone again!

Meet Joshua, a 26-year-old event manager and DJ from Auckland.Joshua describes himself as a "big softie at heart."
Joshua, 26.

Joshua in his own words

When I was little, I wanted to join the circus, but now I'm a DJ with event bookings in clubs and bars throughout New Zealand and overseas. I'm the life of the party and I'm not afraid to say I've dabbled in topless podium dancing at clubs. Something most people don't know is I taught disabled children when I lived in London. Coming into the show, the worst- case scenario is I get a free holiday. Best case, I get a new girlfriend!

Are you looking for love coming into the show?

Since I was 15 I've spent my life in various long term relationships. After being single for about a year I felt like I was ready to share my life with someone again. Coming into the show, I thought worst case scenario is I get a free holiday and best case scenario is I might get a new girlfriend and a free holiday! So we'll see how it goes.

Describe yourself in three words...

Loud, sensitive, weird.

What is the most surprising thing about you?

I used to be a topless podium dancer in the clubs in London!

Describe your ideal date...

Croatia, Ibiza or Barcelona. A beachside dinner, a few drinks, then head out to the club to get a little weird and twisty and dance the night away.

Describe your ideal partner and what qualities they'd have...

My ideal partner is someone that is comfortable in their own skin. Someone who doesn't need to cake themselves in make-up every day. I find more beauty in someone that is happy to be as they are. I'm pretty into my fitness, so I like a girl with similar interests. By no means does that mean you have to go to the gym five days a week, just someone that likes to go for a hike or do active things.

Relationship deal-breakers?

Selfishness is a big deal breaker. People that don't have goals and who don't push themselves.


A girl who is adventurous, confident and positive. Oh, and back tickles!!!


Girls who eat with their mouths open. Loud chewers. Selfishness is also a big turn-off in my books.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Jessica Alba, Blake Lively, Amber Heard.