Love Islands Ekin-Su hailed next Maura Higgins as brands line up for star
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Love Island star Ekin-Su has been tipped for stardom with brands "lining up for her" after she leaves the villa – according to a PR expert.
The Turkish beauty became the first female bombshell of this year's series alongside Afia Tonkmor, and she has wasted absolutely no time in pursuing the boys she fancies.
The brave brunette, 27, made it clear she's not afraid to go after what she wants when it comes to villa romances – even it ruffles the feathers of her fellow islanders.
It's led many fans to compare Ekin-Su to Love Island 2018 star Maura Higgins, who became a fan-favourite on the show for her flirtatious ways, hilarious quips and unfiltered opinions.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Star, PR expert Mary Hickey from North explained why fans see Ekin-Su as the next Maura, and why she'll likely have "stacks of opportunities" waiting for her outside of the villa.
Mary said Ekin-Su and Maura are "beautiful", "fiery" and "independent" people who have engaging, outgoing personalities.
Although the pair are "marmite" personalities for some, there's no doubt they would steal the show at any party.
Mary said: "It's no surprise that comparisons have already been made between Maura and Ekin-Su, both are beautiful, fiery, independent and know their own minds.
"During the Love Island series which Maura featured on she got so much air time because of her cracking one liners and the fact she stayed true to herself. Both Maura and Ekin-Su are far from meek and boring, they are both so engaging and in the 'real' world their outgoing personalities might be a bit marmite for some but you would definitely be drawn to both of them at a party!"
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Mary explained Ekin-Su will likely have "stacks of opportunities" waiting for her when she leaves the show, just like Maura did in 2018.
When Maura left the villa, she went on to star on ITV's Dancing on Ice and has embarked on a TV presenting career as the host of Glow Up: Ireland.
She said: "Like Maura, Ekin-Su is lapping up the screen time already and again like Maura will most likely have stacks of opportunities when she leaves the villa. She's the hot topic of all Love Island conversations right now and as a result is a marketer's dream!"
The PR whizz branded Ekin-Su a "marketer's dream" and believing brands will be queue up to work with her as she already has almost 400k followers on Instagram.
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Mary said: "Ekin-Su already has almost 400k followers on Instagram already so I have no doubt brands will be lining up to work with her when she leaves the villa."
After entering the villa, Ekin-Su quickly put the moves on Italian stallion Davide Sanclimenti, who was coupled up with Michael Owen's daughter Gemma at the time.
But Davide's head was soon turned by Ekin-Su, so he chose to ditch Gemma in order to couple up with the Turkish actress at the first recoupling of the series.
The pair were packing on the PDA at first, but it wasn't long before Ekin-Su took a liking to new boys Jay Younger and Remi.
She even showed off her skills in villa stealth as she crawled up to the terrace to enjoy a secret smooch with Jay – which posed trouble for Davide.
Fans on Twitter have hailed her as the next Maura during episodes.
One wrote: "Ekin-Su is giving Maura Higgins and I LOVE it"
Another said: "Ekin-su is giving the chaos we haven’t seen since Maura Higgins"
A third added: "I don’t think a bombshell has bombshelled like Ekin-su since maura. Whoever casted this woman needs a pay rise NEOW!"
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