LOVE Island’s deaf star Tasha Ghouri has a secret friendship with a celebrity pal.
Tasha Ghouri is Love Island’s first ever deaf IslanderCredit: @tashaghouri
Rose Ayling Ellis is a pal of the new IslanderCredit: rose.a.e/Instagram
In October 2021 she uploaded a snap of herself looking totally different wearing a striking black wig.
EastEnders star Rose was quick to say that she liked the photo.
Just like her pal, Tasha also strives to raise awareness for deaf people.
Back in 2019 Tasha didn’t wear her cochlear implant in order to raise money and awareness for National Deaf Children’s Society.
Meanwhile, it was revealed this evening how Tasha is already famous after a viral moment left fans in tears.
It was during this campaign that she caught the attention of the world, and she was praised for her bravery in showing off her hearing aid.
Tasha today said she was very proud of this moment, and her brush with fame.
Speaking to ITV during her pre-Love Island villa interview she said: “I was in articles worldwide last year because I was modelling for a brand and my [cochlear] implant went viral on Twitter.
“It was in Bangladesh, America, India, so many places!”
Speaking about why she is doing the ITV show, the model said: “My dating life has been a shambles.
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“This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time. I’m definitely ready for a relationship.”
Asked what she will bring to the villa, Tasha continued: “[My friends and family] would definitely describe me as wild.
“I’m definitely a party animal. I love my prosecco and to have a dance – I’m always on the dance floor.
“I think they’d also say I’m inspirational because of my hearing and my cochlear implant. I inspire quite a lot of people because I’m really open about it.”
The soon-to-be reality star also joked she would have no problem “stepping on toes” of other girls to “find her man”.
A show source said of Tasha taking part in Love Island: “Everyone is really excited about having Natasha on the show.
“It’s something really positive for youngsters to see. She looks amazing in a bikini, has a great bubbly personality and just happens to be deaf.
“She wears a cochlear implant which helps with her hearing loss.”
The Islander’s pal Rose liked this snapCredit: Instagram
Tasha is set to make waves in the Love Island villaCredit: ITV
Tasha is seen here with her cochlear implantCredit: @tashaghouri
The influencer already has a big following onlineCredit: Instagram