Maura Higgins revealed as one of Love Island’s highest earners


Maura Higgins is undoubtedly a fan favourite Love Island contestants from the shows history. During her 2019 stay in the villa, she quickly impressed audiences with her quick wit, and honest nature.

However, she’s not only a fan favourite, but also one of the most successful islanders.

A new list from Honcho, has placed the Longford native in the top three highest Instagram earners from the series. Since her run on the show, Maura has racked up an amazing 3.6million followers on Instagram, and making a reported €34,926 per post.

On top of her Instagram earnings, Miss Higgins also makes a pretty penny from her collaborations with beauty brands such as Inglot and Bellamiantia, along with lingerie giant Ann Summers. She has also dipped her toe into the world of TV and presenting with Glow Up Ireland which she took to like a natural.

On top of that, Maura has also found success as a model, signing to Elite Model Management, which manages supermodels such as Coco Rocha and Kendall Jenner.

Molly Mae

Taking the top spot was Maura best friend Molly-Mae Hague.

Both girls featured on the 2019 series, and since then Molly-Mae has amassed 6.8million followers on Instagram, earning an estimated average of €69,429 per post.

Molly-Mae now works as a creative director for Pretty Little Thing, while also owning her fake tan company Filter.

In second place was another 2019 Love Island alum, with Molly-Mae’s beau Tommy Fury following closely behind his girlfriend. Tommy has earned 4.3million followers on Instagram, and makes an estimated average of €43,964 per post.

On top of that, the reality star has followed in his family’s footsteps, finding success as a boxer. Along with brand deals with the likes of BoohooMan.


Daughter of Eastenders star Danny Dyer, Dani came in fourth.

After winning the 2018 series, the actress earned 3.6million followers on Instagram, and earns an estimated average of €34,550 per post.

She is also brand ambassador for Surf, and has partnered with fashion brand Little Mistress and Matalan.

While in fifth place was this year’s champion Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu.

In just a few months since she and partner Davide Sanclimenti took the crown, Ekin-Su garnered 3.2million followers on Instagram, and making an estimated average of €31,754 per post.

She has also jumped into the TV world, starring in reality show, Homecomings, with her boyfriend, and her upcoming appearance on ITV’s Dancing On Ice. The Turkish actress also has partnerships with clothing brand Oh Polly!, cosmetic company BPerfect, and haircare brand Beauty Works.

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