Love Island’s latest bombshell is brunette stunner Zara McDermott.

Although a pair of blonde and brown haired girls waltz into the Majora villa like every other day, Zara stands out from the crowd.

The political advisor claims she “makes laws” for a living and has already had fan favourite Dr Alex George hot under the collar, albeit via a heated discussion over politics.

Here are 7 things you DIDN’T KNOW about Love Island’s Zara Mcdermott.

1. Zara Speaks Spanish

Or at least according to her LinkedIn profile, Zara speaks Spanish.

The fluency of Zara’s Spanish is up for debate, especially considering most young professionals use the online portfolio service to make themselves sound a lot more employable than they actually are.

Perhaps Zar-Zar just added ‘Spanish’ to her languages section when she booked the flight to Majorca…

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Shoutout to my Fanta limón x 🍋

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2. She Probably Doesn’t Make Laws

To be fair to the 21-year-old, she kind of shrugged off the question “what do you what do for work?” as if she couldn’t really be ar*ed to explain a complicated job to a pens salesman – no offence Jack Fincham.

However, we doubt she actually ‘makes laws’.

Having left education after her A-levels, Zara has been working in government since 2015, working her way up from operational officer to policy advisor.

Still, it’s highly unlikely that Zara whispers directions into Theresa May’s right here.

3. Zara Has Been a Model

Like most of the Love Island cast from series one, two, three, four and forever, Zara has at least tested her hand in modelling.

 Between 2013-2016 she shot the look for Sandra Reynolds Commercial Modelling Agency.

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4. She Is Big On Instagram

Most Love Island contestants entered the villa with very small social media accounts, bar Eyal Booker.

However, Zara’s Insta account under @zara_mcdermott already has 50k+ followers, built from her glamorous beach shots from across the globe.

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you’re one in a melon baby 🍉

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5. Zara Was Just Like All Teenagers

Boasting this picture on Facebook when she was 15, here’s Zara screaming at the front row of a Taylor Swift concert.

Like all teenagers, Zara’s ‘back in the day’ Facebook posts are hilarious, featuring an abundance of LMAO’s and ROFL’s.

was this close to my beautiful girl, Taylor Swift i love you

Posted by Zara McDermott on Monday, 8 October 2012

Is eating a chocolate cupcake 🙂

Posted by Zara McDermott on Sunday, 6 December 2009

Justin Bieber <3

Posted by Zara McDermott on Sunday, 6 December 2009

6. She Loves Photos

Although the average Facebook user changes their display picture once every five months, Alex has rotated hers 12 times in as many months.

The classic one new DP per month rule – perhaps it’s something you’re now going to follow?

7. Zara Could Be The One For Dr Alex

Ever since the 4th of June, we’ve all been sleeping with our fingers and toes crossed, praying for the right girl to match with Dr Alex George.

Fortunately, Zara expressed her interest in Alex before she even joined Love Island.

Is Zara the answer to a nation’s prayers?

Zara said: “I want to meet someone I can vibe and connect with. Someone who can keep me on my toes. I really like Adam, he’s very attractive. In terms of longevity though, Alex has a lot of potential.”

WATCH Love Island every night (apart from Saturday) on ITV2, at 9 pm.

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Liam Curtis
Liam Curtis

Liam is our head of Entertainment and Gaming, managing teams globally. His journalism experience has covered everything from sport to health and fitness with companies such as Men's Health and HITC. Before moving into management, writing about the ridiculous antics of the Made in Chelsea crew was by far his most enjoyable topic.

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