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Maura Higgins signs contract with top modelling agency


The Love Islander is celebrating ‘new beginnings’ (Picture: Instagram/maurahiggins)

Love Island star Maura Higgins has reportedly inked a major international modelling deal.

The 30-year-old is said to have signed with top London modelling agency Elite Model Management, whose books also boast Kendall Jenner, Adriana Lima and Olympic sprinter Dina Asher-Smith.

According to The Sun, her deal also includes a contract with Elite’s sister agency EWG Management in New York and LA.

Maura seemingly confirmed the news herself with a post to her grid on Instagram on Sunday afternoon.

In it, the former Dancing On Ice competitor posed with one hand on her hip and the other hand in the air making a peace sign.

Wearing patent black trousers, a white tank top, black blazer and towering black heeled combat boots, Maura was stood next to a desk seemingly in the reception area of Elite’s offices, as the agency’s branding could be seen on the wall behind her.

She captioned the post: ‘Here’s to new beginnings ✌🏼’

Speaking to the publication, Maura said: ‘I’m so excited about this new chapter in my life, working in TV alongside modelling has always been one of my biggest passions and I can’t wait to share some of the projects I’m going to be working on.’

The star, who is also presenting the Irish version of Glow Up, is said to be appearing at next week’s British Fashion Awards in London.

An Elite spokesman told The Sun: ‘We’re thrilled to sign Maura. Elite prides itself on working with a variety of different talents who are at the forefront of their careers.’

Maura pulled out all the stos at the Pride of Britain Awards (Picture: Mike Marsland/WireImage)
With former flame Giovanni Pernice (Picture: Instagram/maurahiggins)

The influencer has recently been seen out in a variety of stunning looks, from bejewelled Hollywood glam at the Pride Of Britain Awards to Hollywood costume for Halloween, when she rocked up as Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.

She enjoyed a brief public romance with Strictly Come Dancing pro Giovanni Pernice this year, after going public in July following a string of secret dates.

The pair, who seemed besotted with one another, were over not long into the BBC Saturday night show’s 2021 series, with Giovanni confirming the split while Maura stayed silent but deleted all trace of the dancer from her Instagram page.

Gio is currently dancing with popular EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis in the competition, with the pair safely through to the final six on the show.

Metro.co.uk has contacted a rep for Maura and Elite Model Management for confirmation.

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