Love Island 2021 star Sharon Gaffka has a secret connection to Molly-Mae Hague

LOVE Island 2021 star Sharon Gaffka has a secret connection to Molly-Mae Hague.

The Sun exclusively revealed civil servant Sharon was entering the famous villa this summer.

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And it appears she's following in the footsteps of Molly-Mae, 22, who shot to fame in the 2019 series and was a runner-up with Tommy Fury.

Sharon, 25, revealed: "I used to do pageants," she revealed when asked if she knew any of the former Islanders.

"Molly-Mae and I had the same pageant director."

Sharon works for the Department of Transport but in a past life she won Miss International UK 2018.

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She's socially conscious too, explaining: "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!"

Revealing her type on paper, the stunner added: "I’m quite an intellectual person so I want someone who can kind of match that."

The government official was snapped by Love Island producers five years after Zara Holland lost her Miss GB title for having sex on the show.

She was dramatically stripped of her Miss Great Britain title when she had sex with co-star Alex Bowen.

But sources say Sharon WON'T follow in the footsteps of Zara.

Pals of Sharon say there’s “zero chance” she’d follow suit and that she’s going on the show to champions women’s rights.

A source said: “Sharon is intensely political and a big campaigner around equality and women’s rights. 

“She’s always talked of wanting to work in politics so is likely to use her platform on the show to talk about issues which she feels passionately about.

“She is going to take everyone by surprise.”

Sharon has previously championed women’s rights and other political issues on her Instagram account.

A pal added: “She’s a real crusader and has a lot in life she wants to achieve.”

Sharon is an ambassador for The Young Women’s Trust — a feminist organisation working to achieve economic justice for young women.

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