Love Island 2023's Tanya Manhenga: Age, Instagram, Job and more

9 January 2023, 09:36 | Updated: 13 January 2023, 13:44

By Anna Suffolk

Love Island is back on our screens next week!

The first contestant for this year's Winter Love Island has been revealed as 22-year-old model Tanya Manhenga.

Singleton Tanya is among the new batch of contestants heading to South Africa to find love.

The 22-year-old is also a biomedical science student, who has modelled for brands such as Boohoo and Ego shoes, so is no stranger to the cameras.

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Tanya is a biomedical science student hailing from Liverpool.
Tanya is a biomedical science student hailing from Liverpool. Picture: Instagram
The model is looking for love in South Africa.
The model is looking for love in South Africa. Picture: Instagram

Liverpool-based Tanya is a rising star in the influencer world, and boasts over 13,000 followers on Instagram.

Tanya is entering the villa with the hopes that being around "lots of different people will help me work out who it is I may want."

One of her biggest icks is "Guys that don’t wear socks in the house", as well as guys who sit in baths without bubbles.

Love Island will be returning for TWO seasons next year

The popular reality show is set to return on Monday, January 16, with Maya Jama now fronting the show after Laura Whitmore quit the show last year.

ITV have announced new duty of care measures for 2023 ahead of the series, which includes a ban of social media activity during the series.

Another measure includes a comprehensive package of welfare measures remain in place for programme contributors to ensure stars are fully supported before, during and after the filming period.

Love Island starts at 9pm Monday 16th January on ITV2 and ITVX.

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