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Tanya Manhenga revealed as first Love Island name as 2023 line-up announced | The Sun

LOVE Island 2023's first star has been revealed as Tanya Manhenga.

The biomedical science student, 22, will strut into the brand new villa in South Africa next Monday.



Tanya, who we previously revealed had been signed, was an instant hit on social media with fans of the show branding her "gorgeous" as she was announced on the show's official social media accounts.

Alongside her studies, Tanya is a rising star in the world of influencing with over 14,000 followers on Instagram and has already worked with huge brands including boohoo, Simmi shoes and Ego footwear.

And the lass from Liverpool counts summer finalist Indiyah Polack among her online friends.

A source said: “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.

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“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.

“This year’s cast is a sassy bunch, packed with banter and good chat, and Tanya is set to lead the pack.”

Tanya’s Instagram is filled with snaps from luxury holidays and modelling shoots.

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In one caption she writes: “Match my energy.”

On Christmas Eve she wrote: “Calm before the storm.”

Her confirmation as the first contestant comes after new host Maya Jama touched down in South Africa over the weekend ready for the January 16 launch night.



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