This UK beauty queen is the first contestant of Love Island 2021

Miss International UK 2018 - Sharon Gaffka is the first officially confirmed contestant to enter the Love Island villa this summer.

This UK beauty queen is the first contestant of Love Island 2021
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Love Island is repeating history yet again by signing up the multi-lingual 25 years old lawyer Sharon Gaffka. Previously, Zara Holland, who won the Miss GB title in 2015, was signed up for the show in 2016. Zara ended up losing her Miss GB title for having sex on the show with islander Alex Bowen.

Sharon, since her beauty days, has worked in civil services. While speaking about her pageantry success, she said:

People are going to talk about you, no matter what you do. So you might as well do whatever brings you joy, and live your best life.

Who is Sharon Gaffka?

The multi-lingual lawyer beauty queen has a law degree from the University of London and speaks Indonesian and French. This Love Island's contestant was most recently associated with the Department for Transport, where she worked on the launch of a doomed Test and Trace system. Further, the model is also an advocate for equal rights for women’s menstrual hygiene.

Additionally, Sharon works as an influencer for a tampon brand that endeavours to fight ‘period poverty.’ The gorgeous beauty who is also the brand ambassador for the Young Women’s Trust has over 15,000 Instagramfollowers. Young Women’s Trust is a feminist organisation that works for achieving economic justice for young women. The feminism advocate writes on her social media,

It takes years as a woman to unlearn all the things you’ve been taught to be sorry for.

Love Island 2021

With the revelation of the first contestant, a lot of excitement for this year’s love island is up in the air. The opening episode of last season had a viewership of 4.8 million. Considering Sharon’s status, she appears to be well equipped to deal with the limelight.

Moreover, the show producers have confirmed that this year’s islander will be given coaching in dealing with money matters and online trolling after a string of unfortunate tragedies for previous islanders. This year, the islanders would also be given therapy to deal with the fame which comes with being part of the show.