Meet Love Island's Sharon Gaffka: Age, Job, Instagram & Everything You Need To Know

13 July 2021, 17:30

Love Island: Civil servant Sharon to bring beauty and brains to the villa

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Love Island fans are getting to know Sharon Gaffka in the villa – here’s what you need to know about the beauty queen including her age, job and Instagram.

Love Island 2021's contestants are settled into the villa and Sharon Gaffka is fast becoming a fan favourite.

Sharon was the first to be announced on the line-up for the new series and we’re finally getting to know her alongside her villa pals including Kaz Kamwi and Liberty Poole.

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Contestant Sharon revealed she’s taking part in Love Island as “it’s been a bit of a running joke between my friendship group for a while that I should apply”, putting the reason down to being “the most outrageous one of the group”.

Here’s everything you need to know about Sharon Gaffka including her age, job and Instagram…

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Sharon Gaffka was the first Love Island 2021 contestant to be confimed
Sharon Gaffka was the first Love Island 2021 contestant to be confimed. Picture: ITV

Who is Love Island’s Sharon Gaffka and how old is she?

Hailing from Oxford, Sharon is 25 years old and works as a civil servant for the Department of Transport.

She said about her job: “I’ve worked in lots of different departments. I’ve been doing Brexit policy for the last year, I did a stint during the Coronavirus pandemic in the Department of Health so I was helping deliver testing kits and managing the operations. It’s been an intense year!”

The Islander also won Miss International UK in 2018 and is an ambassador for The Young Women's Trust.

Sharon Gaffka is on the Love Island 2021 line-up
Sharon Gaffka is on the Love Island 2021 line-up. Picture: @sharongaffka/Instagram

What has Sharon Gaffka said about Love Island 2021?

After revealing she doesn’t want to be the only one in her group chat who’s single, Sharon spoke about what she looks for in a romantic partner.

“I have this thing where if something doesn’t work out with one person, I’ll try and go for the other extreme to see if that works out,” she said.

“I tend to date someone who is taller than me, even though my last long-term partner, he was actually someone who was shorter than me. I’m quite an intellectual person so I want someone who can kind of match that."

Sharon Gaffka is 25 and a civil servant
Sharon Gaffka is 25 and a civil servant. Picture: @sharongaffka/Instagram

Is Love Island’s Sharon Gaffka on Instagram?

You can follow Sharon on Instagram @sharongaffka where she started with over 17,000 followers when her part on Love Island was announced – this is only continuing to soar as we see her on TV every night.

Love Island continues at 9pm on ITV2.

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