With over 40k Instagram followers, you may recognise Maura – especially if you’re a One Direction fan.
Maura starred in the visual shoot for Liam Payne’s 2017 hit Get Low (see if you can spot her in the video below) – and has worked with many famous faces thanks to her modelling career.
“I’ve worked with athletes and people who have been in the public eye,” she explained.
That includes big-name boxers like Anthony Joshua, whose recent fights have seen Maura working as a ring girl, something that helped her and boxing Islander Tommy Fury click when she first entered the villa. Unfortunately, Maura is yet to step into the ring at one of Tommy’s brother Tyson Fury’s fights.
What is a ring girl?
Good question. They’re the (usually rather glamorous) women who enter the boxing ring between rounds and hold up numbered signs to signal which round is next.
What’s Maura’s approach to finding love in the villa?
Maura has already demonstrated that she’s not afraid to shake things up, and admits she will be “extreme” to get the guy she fancies in the show.
“It can obviously be hard because you could be really close with one of the girls but you’re in there to find love at the end of the day,” she says.
However, if she does couple up with any of the boys, Maura is in it for the long run, having previously been in a relationship for nine years.
“If I’m in a relationship with someone, I’m loyal. That’s it. I’ve never cheated. I’ve been cheated on. I will trust someone until they do something wrong to me, I’m very much like that,” she says.
Luckily for Maura, Elma was then voted off the island… so it looked like she might have Tom all to herself, after all – but she was briefly put off due to his lack of directness.
Danny caught her eye before Tom won her back, after impressing Maura with a confident kiss on the terrace. But he then well and truly screwed himself over after Maura won a night with him in the Hideaway.
After bantering with the lads about what they were going to get up to, Maura overheard Tom say he was going to check whether she was “all mouth” after being thrown a condom – leading her to (rightly) tell him to “f*** himself”.
The duo patched things up quickly enough, after Maura had him grovelling for a bit, and they coupled up.
But there were more bumps ahead after Anna revealed to Maura that Tom had “asked Jordan for advice on their compatibility,” which left Maura on the hunt to find out what had been said – and she was left in tears after another screaming row with Tom.
Maura soon renewed her search for the man of her dreams after Tom was dumped and she packed her bags for Casa Amor, where she met new boys Dennon and Marvin.
She picked Marvin in the re-coupling, and Dennon was dumped off the island.
But in a shocking turn of events, she announced that she fancies Curtis, and that she wanted him to teach her how to dance.
Maura saw her chance to stake her claim during the raunchy dance task – choosing to plant a kiss on Curtis while giving him a lap dance.
But her hopes were dashed when new girl Francesca opted to couple up with the ballroom dancer, leaving Maura to choose Chris.
But Curtis gave Maura a back-rub – while a clearly irritated Francesca looked on – before Curtis then decided to tell Maura that he was going to sleep on the daybed to spare anyone’s feelings (before telling Francesca he was sleeping alone so he “didn’t rub things” in Maura’s face).
However, Curtis knew he had to make a decision sooner rather than later over which girl to choose, and after Maura told him to hurry up, he decided to crack on with her and the pair shared a smooch on the balcony.
He later told BFF Tommy that there had been some “thrusting” on the day bed, but despite fans being convinced that the pair had finally gone all the way, an ITV source confirmed to RadioTimes.com that they didn’t have sexual intercourse on that particular occasion.
When asked whether Maura and Curtis did have sex when in the villa, a spokesperson for ITV revealed that Curtis said “a gentleman never tells”.
However, the couple hit another bump in the road when Maura discovered that Curtis had advised Jordan to crack on with India behind Anna’s back — prompting the pair to have a row over whether or not Curtis would do the same to Maura if the roles were reversed.
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The couples were asked in their pairs to vote for the least compatible couples — and only Tommy and Molly-Mae, and Amber and Greg, received no votes, putting them through to the final. However, the public opted to save Maura and Curtis.
Despite Maura being so popular, Curtis and Maura only placed fourth in the final.
In her declaration of love to Curtis, she referenced his relationship with Amy.
“For the first few weeks, I had to watch someone else fall in love with you,” she said. “When all I wanted was for you to dance with me.”
Will Curtis and Maura last in the long run?
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