Love Island's Tasha Ghouri reveals she starred in a music video for major pop star

LOVE Island's Tasha Ghouri will become a household name when the new series kicks off on Monday night.

But she'll already be a familiar face to fans of pop star MNEK having starred in his and Sleepwlkers' More Than Words music video.

The professional dancer, who has a cochlear implant and is Love Island's first ever deaf contestant, showed off her impressive moves in the 2020 video.

Poignantly, the song was a celebration of the deaf community and every dancer featured is deaf and hard of hearing.

The routines were born from how the dancers felt the music – much like Rose Ayling-Ellis did on her way to victory on Strictly.

Ahead of the series, Tasha said: "That was my first major music video. Surprisingly enough it was about him celebrating the deaf community. It was such a great, exciting opportunity."


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The Asos model is Instagram friends with Strictly's Rose and is hopeful they can finally meet in person once she leaves the villa.

"I think Rose is such an amazing role model," she said. "I love Strictly as well because I'm a dancer. It's amazing to see what she did, so beautiful and sent a powerful message and she's also representing me as well as the deaf community as well.

"Hopefully after the show I can meet up with her and share our experiences and share our stories because she seems like such an amazing person."

Tasha wants the experience to make 'the summer of my life' and the self-described wild girl won't be holding back.

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And while she's proud to be an ambassador for the deaf community and raise the awareness around her condition, it doesn't define her.

She said: "I haven't let anything stop me. I'm going in as me, not just the girl with the cochlear implant. It's my super power, it's something cool that I have about me.

"My best personality trait is I'm loyal to my friends and my guy. I'm super honest, I don't shy away from anything. I'm very trustworthy, people do come to me if they're upset or if they need a shoulder to cry on. 

"I like to resolve things on the spot. I don't like to leave things to get worse. I'm quite confrontational as well, but I try to do it in a polite manner.

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"I always go with my heart. If I do get my heart broken I do believe in second chances. It's all about compromise and talking it out. I 'm not cutthroat like 'I'm cutting you out now'.

"I'm a very honest person, and I'm a girl's girl as well. I'm not the kind of girl to go behind their backs and be sly. Honesty is the best policy."

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