Maura Higgins has fast become a fan favourite on ITV’s Love Island, with fans praising the 28-year-old for her unfiltered sass. One of the first bombshells to enter the villa, she certainly turned up the heat as she plotted to steal boxer Tommy Fury from Molly-Mae upon her arrival. Her striking personality has seen her get all the way to the show’s final with her partner professional dancer Curtis Pritchard. Maura has a long history in modelling, having work as a ring girl at boxing events. The Irish beauty has also modelled for energy drinks brand Monster. She also appeared in a music video with Cheryl’s ex Liam Payne for song Get Low.
Maura has over 1.4 million followers on Instagram and is managed by Off Limits Entertainment Ltd, a Soho talent company.
On her account she she shows off her lifestyle, revealing trips of music festival Coachella, LA, Abu Dhabi and Dubai among other glamorous locations.
While in the villa, old images of Maura resurfaced, which led fans to speculate she’d been under the knife.
The snaps show Maura rocking a drastically different hairdo, with a dark full fringe. In her school year book she wears hoop earrings with her school uniform.
Commenting on her drastic transformation a Twitter user wrote: “I guess there’s hope for all of us.”
So has she had any work done?
Maura’s mum Sharon has spoken out to deny her daughter has had plastic surgery.
She inissts the feisty irish star has only ever had lip fillers, due to having smaller lips.
Speaking to the Longford Leader, the newspaper in Maura’s hometown, she said: “She’s 28 now. She has matured. She never got plastic surgery ever.”
She added: “The only thing she ever got done – and she never hid it, she had it up on her own Instagram – was she got some lip filler. Because she had quite thin lips.”
Love Island host Caroline Flack has also gone through a transformation in the last few months.
The 39-year-old revealed she’d lost just over a stone ahead of the new series after embarking on a 12-week detox, which involved ditching sugar.
Alongside diet, Caroline also stuck to a strict fitness regime with the help of celebrity fitness trainer Bradley Simmons, 25.
The regime involved intense workout sessions of a mix of weights, HIIT and cardio.
Speaking of Bradley – whom she was also rumoured to be dating – Caroline gushed: “Bradley is the only consistency in my life. I see him every day and we chat about everything. He knows all my secrets.”