First Love Island beauty revealed to be a student and model before she departs for South Africa

With a new host, Maya Jama, and a fresh batch of Islanders looking for love in a posh villa in South Africa, Love Island is set to return to our screens.

Love Island will soon return to our screens with glitzy TV host Maya Jama

And as the rumored January 16 launch date for the new series approaches, fans can’t help but wonder which sexy singletons have been chosen to fly to South Africa in search of love.

The first gorgeous singleton, Tanya Manhenga, is reportedly getting ready to take off and join the series later this month.

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First Love Island beauty revealed
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Tanya, a 22-year-old student of biomedical science, is already a rising star on Instagram, where she has amassed more than 11,500 followers.

On her profile, she describes herself as a “digital creator” and lists a number of fashion companies she has worked with, including Boohoo, as well as show companies like Ego and Simmi Shoes.

Tanya’s Instagram profile is strewn with a collection of breathtaking selfies of her on opulent vacations and getting ready for a night out.

She recently posted two pictures of herself wearing a drop-shoulder jumper and jeans and cryptically wrote in the caption, “Calm before the storm,” which may have hinted at her rumored upcoming stint on Love Island.

First Love Island beauty revealed
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In the meantime, a source told: “Tanya really is the whole package, she’s a smart as she is stunning, and she looks set to be one this series most popular Islanders.

“She’s an Islander in waiting, already moving in the same circles as former cast members and with brand deals already under her belt.

“But her followers already know she’s got a personality to match.”

The insider went on to say that the new Islanders cast is a “sassy bunch” who enjoys “banter and good chat.”

However, an ITV spokesperson stated: “This is speculation – our full cast will be announced in due course”.

A brand-new £1.2 million villa and significant rule changes for the reality dating series are included in the most recent season.

The show broke records for viewers during the previous season, becoming the most watched series on ITV Hub with over 269 million streams.