Who Is Maura Higgins, How Old Is The Love Island Finalist And Has She Had Surgery?
24 September 2019, 12:05 | Updated: 24 September 2019, 12:11
Maura Higgins brought plenty of drama to the Love Island villa, but her confidence and honest words have won her a legion of fans.
Love Island producers certainly decided to shake things up when they added Irish ring girl Maura Higgins into the villa line-up, but after initial uncertainty viewers were won over by the Irish beauty's brutal honesty.
The Grid Girl said she is “really looking for love” on the ITV2 show after having a nine-year relationship and “losing trust” in a relationship she had last year. So when she quickly made it clear Tommy was the one for her, the 28 year old left the nation speechless as she tried to fight for the boxing hunk.
Unfortunately, it didn't quite work out for Maura and Tommy ended up recoupling with Molly-Mae Hague, who he was already paired up with.
But Maura's time in the villa wasn't all heartache, as she declared her feelings for dancer Curtis Pritchard when he ended his romance with "half-girlfriend" Amy Hart, and the couple went on to finish fourth in the series.
Here’s everything you need to know about Maura…
Who is Maura Higgins and how old is she?
Maura is a 28 year old from County Longford, Ireland. She works as a model and Grid Girl and describes herself as “outgoing” and talkative.
She said before entering the villa: “My worst trait would be that I talk over people… a lot! I even notice myself doing it.”
Maura also said she was looking for an honest and confident guy who can make her laugh, and it appeared Curtis did just that in the villa as he impressed her with his latin ballroom moves.
Has Maura Higgins had surgery?
Photos of Maura years before she entered Love Island emerged when she joined the villa, sparking rumours she’s had surgery to alter her appearance.
However, the reality TV star’s mother leapt to her defence insisting Maura hasn’t gone under the knife and has simply had lip fillers which she’s been honest about in a previous Instagram post.
Maura’s mum said: “She’s 28 now. She has matured. She never got plastic surgery ever. 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. And that was the height of it. So that’s the only thing. She never had plastic surgery ever. That’s terrible stuff."
She also revealed on Instagram that she has hair extensions, and her long brunette locks look amazing as a result.
Maura Higgins’ Instagram handle
You can follow Maura on Instagram @maurahiggins, where she had 62.5k followers one day after her Love Island entrance was announced and when the season wrapped up she'd gained a total of 1.5 million. She now has over 2.5 million.
Maura’s connection to Liam Payne
Through modelling, the 28 year old has worked with a whole host of famous faces including athletes and artists, she also worked on a visual shoot with One Direction star Liam Payne.