Ex-boss of Longford ‘Love Island’ contestant backs her to enjoy romantic success

Longford’s contestant in Love Island will tell it like it is, according to her former employer.

Model Maura Higgins from Ballymahon has entered the villa in the Virgin Media Two reality TV show.

The 26-year-old worked in the Occasions hair salon in Longford for five years from 2010.


Owner Catriona Egan says she’ll fit in very well.

Viewers will see Maura and Tommy go on a date tonight after the boxer and the ring girl share their common interests.

Here’s a snippet of their conversation:

Shortly after, Tommy sits down to enjoy a starter with Maura. Quickly the pair realise they have something in common. Tommy says “Where in Ireland are you from?”

Maura says “County Longford. Have you heard of it?”

Tommy says “Yeah. I’ve got Irish in me.”

Maura says “And you’re a boxer? You know I’m a ring girl.”

Tommy later says “You look absolutely stunning.”