Meet the new Irish Love Island hopeful: Longford’s Maura Higgins

With Love Island in full swing, it's time to reshuffle the dating cards by throwing two new hopefuls into the mix. Maura Higgins, from Longford, and Elma Pazar.

With all the Sherif drama, the producers are seemingly distracting us from this strange twist by adding two new ladies to potentially make or break some couples.

Longford's Maura Higgins is a 'grid girl' and model, unsurprisingly. The 28-year-old describes her type as personality-driven, and loyal (Anton definitely won't be successful with that second trait).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"I would go for personality more than anything. I would definitely look for someone who is really honest and a very confident guy, but not arrogant and definitely someone who makes me laugh. They have to have banter, without a doubt," she explained.

Maura describes her biggest turn-off in a guy as, "Arrogance and someone who acts different around their friends. I can’t bear that!" Her celebrity crush is Chris Hemsworth, and we have to stan.

In terms of fidelity, Maura says, "If I’m in a relationship with someone, I’m loyal. That’s it. I’ve never cheated. I’ve been cheated on. I will trust someone until they do something wrong to me, I’m very much like that."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Speaking about girl code (*cough* Molly-Mae *cough*), she admitted;

"I think if you’ve put a label on something, boyfriend and girlfriend, then you just don’t go there. If there is a girl and a guy in there and they’ve put a label on it, I would never go there and I would hope that no one would do it to me."

She emphasises that she's the perfect Islander because, "I’m outgoing and I really am looking to find love. I’m a relationship type of girl. I hate being single."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"I was in a nine-year relationship that finished a few years ago. Then I was with another guy, we broke up last year sometime, then we got back together but the trust was gone and it’s not going to come back.

"It ended quite recently. As the trust is just gone, for me, there is no going back," she added.

She also revealed that she's willing to do whatever it takes, "I’d go extreme. It can obviously be hard because you could be really close with one of the girls but you’re in there to find love at the end of the day."

What's her claim to fame, though? "Through my modelling work, I’ve worked with athletes and people who’ve been in the public eye. I did a visual shoot for Liam Payne as well." Alright then…

Maura isn't heading into the villa alone. 26-year-old "eyelash technician" from Essex, Elma Pazar, is also joining the crew.

Who do you think they'll couple up with, or will they stay single? The drah-mah…we're not ready.

Feature image: Instagram/@maurahiggins

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