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Sharon Gaffka Is First Confirmed Female Contestant For Love Island 2021

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Sharon Gaffka Is First Confirmed Female Contestant For Love Island 2021

The first female contestant for the seventh series of Love Island is Sharon Gaffka.

She joins Aaron Francis, Liberty Poole, Shannon Singh, Jake Cornish, Kaz Kamwi, Brad McClelland, Chloe Burrows, Toby Aromolaran, Faye Winter, and is also joined by late arrivals Liam Reardon and Chuggs Wallis.The 21-year-old from Oxford has got brains and beauty. Here are a few things we know about the new singleton.

Sharon worked on the Brexit policy...

As a Civil Servant, Sharon has worked on the Brexit policy and also assisted the Department Of Health at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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And her Instagram bio shows she has aspirations as a "future lawyer," and is currently in her second year of studying Law.

Sharon is a Law student (Credit: Instagram/sharongaffka)
Sharon is a Law student (Credit: Instagram/sharongaffka)

"I've been a civil servant since I was 18," said Sharon. "I've worked in lots of different departments. I've been doing Brexit policy for the last year, I did a stint during the Coronavirus pandemic in the Department of Health so I was helping deliver testing kits and managing the operations. It's been an intense year!"

She certainly deserves an island getaway!

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She's also a beauty queen

Sharon won Miss International UK in 2018, so she's no stranger to strutting her stuff in a bikini.

Sharon Gaffka is a Miss International winner (Credit: Instagram/sharongaffka)
Sharon Gaffka is a Miss International winner (Credit: Instagram/sharongaffka)

The beauty pageant was held in Tokyo, Japan over three weeks in 2018 and on her Instagram, it looks like Sharon has been travelling the world quite a bit with her title.

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She has Indonesian and Polish heritage

Sharon has family in Indonesia and Poland, according to her Instagram.

A post from 2016 shows she went to visit her Indonesian family and shared a heartfelt photo of her with her 'kakek' (grandpa).

The caption says: "I've missed you everyday since I was 14," which suggests she may have lived in Indonesia for part of her life.

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She's an ambassador for a feminist organisation

Sharon truly is one powerful young woman and is quite the feminist.

Sharon Gaffka on International Women's Day 2020 (Credit: Instagram/sharongaffka)
Sharon Gaffka on International Women's Day 2020 (Credit: Instagram/sharongaffka)

She regularly posts about female empowerment on her Insta and she's an ambassador for Young Women's Trust, which is described as a feminist organisation working to achieve economic justice for young women.

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You go girl!

Sharon's looking for a brainy boyfriend

Speaking about her past romances, Sharon said: "I have this thing where if something doesn't work out with one person, I'll try and go for the other extreme to see if that works out."

Her type on paper is "someone who is taller," despite her last long-term partner being shorter than her.

"I'm quite an intellectual person so I want someone who can kind of match that," she added.

She said: "Because of COVID and the lockdown, I'm the only single one in my friendship group.

"They're either married or planning on getting married. I don't want to be the only one in the group chat that is single anymore!"

Let's hope she finds her Mr Right in the villa!

What is Sharon's Instagram?

Sharon's Instagram, which has more than 27,000 followers is @sharongaffka.

Love Island comes to ITV Hub on Monday 28th June at 9pm. The episodes are made available on BritBox the following day.

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Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: TV and Entertainment, Love Island

Laura Sanders
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