LOVE Island’s deaf star Tasha Ghouri is already famous after a viral moment left fans in tears.
Tasha Ghouri is set to make waves in the Love Island villa – but has already had a brush with fameCredit: ITV
Tasha appeared on an ASOS advert showing off her cochlear implantCredit: @tashaghouri
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.
“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”.
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It comes after ITV revealed sexy paramedic Paige Thorne as the first name to enter the Spanish villa next week.
The fourth contestant was revealed to be Welshman Liam Llewellyn.
And previously Niall Aslam, 26, who appeared in the fourth series, suffered from autism spectrum disorder.
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 influencer already has a big following onlineCredit: Instagram