MONTANA BROWN, 25, appeared on series three of ITV2’s Love Island.
Here, we chat to the TV star as she opens up about her greatest achievements and losing her friend Mike Thalassitis.
Montana is best known for appearing on Love Island in 2017Credit: Molly Reynolds
What scares you the most?
What’s your favourite word?
What is your worst habit?
I play the same song over and over for two weeks. The latest is Sweet Melody by Little Mix.
Who or what is the love of your life?
The beauty was a favourite among fans of the popular dating showCredit: Molly Reynolds
Who would you invite to a dinner party?
Michelle Obama, David Cameron, Kate Middleton and Hugh Jackman. What an eclectic mix!
What is your experience of grief?
I lost my aunt, cousin and a close friend in one month when I was about 17. It definitely made me grow up and I feel that life is too short to be unhappy with whatever you’re doing. I’ve also definitely become more spiritual since I lost my friend Mike [Thalassitis, fellow Love Islander, who took his own life] in 2019.
All-time favourite movie?
Mamma Mia and Mamma Mia 2.
What was your favourite TV show as a child?
The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody.
Montana opens up about losing her friend Mike ThalassitisCredit: Splash News
What’s your earliest memory?
My first birthday when I got a plum stone stuck in my throat and went to hospital. My mum still has it in a box, this disgusting plum stone that is 25 years old. It’s vile.
Which possession would you rescue from a burning building?
I’ve got this wooden memory box with all the cards that my friends have written for me, pictures I’ve had printed and funeral orders of service from the people I have lost in my life.
If you could travel back in time where would you go?
I’d go to a time when I could wear corsets and have love letters sent to me.
What is the worst pain you’ve ever experienced?
Losing a friend to suicide is definitely the most painful thing, more because you have so many questions. I struggled to get over it because nobody has those answers.
The 25-year-old remembers her first birthday when she got a plum stone stuck in her throatCredit: Mark Hayman
Montana uses the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream for her lipsCredit: Mark Hayman
How do you relax?
With candles, a bath and Epsom salts. I also love FaceTiming friends and going for long walks in the countryside.
What has been your greatest achievement?
Taking over my swimwear company, Swim Society. I am running it with two of my lovely colleagues.
Neat freak or messy?
What do you never leave the house without?
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream for my lips.
The Love Island star says she is a massive grudge holderCredit: Mark Hayman
Montana says mistakes shape who we are as peopleCredit: Mark Hayman
What are your best and worst qualities?
I’m positive, friendly and easy to talk to, but I’m very unforgiving. I find it really hard to let things go. I am a massive grudge holder.
Who is the most famous person in your phone?
What is your biggest regret?
If you asked me a year ago, I would have probably had a long old list. But I think that you learn from your mistakes and they shape who you are as a person.
- Watch Celebs On The Farm from February 8, MTV, 9pm.