Maya Jama hopes presenting ‘Love Island’ will open “far more doorways” for others from “comparable backgrounds and cultures” as her.
The 28-year-old TV presenter – who was born to a Somali father and Swedish mom – made her debut internet hosting the ITV2 courting present this week when it returned for its second-ever winter version, and he or she is hopeful the function could possibly be a “massive second” for others, in addition to herself.
She mentioned: “Rising up, I by no means noticed an East African lady host a present, and no Black or mixed-race lady hosts such a giant primetime TV present, apart from June Sarpong.
“That is undoubtedly a giant second for all of us in that sense, and I hope it simply opens far more doorways for different individuals from comparable backgrounds and cultures as myself.”
Maya says Maura Higgins and Megan Barton-Hanson are amongst her favourite-ever Islanders, as was Georgia Metal, who was left fuming when Josh Denzel returned from Casa Amor with Kaz Crossley, leaving Georgia single.
She added: “Maura was one in all my favorite ever contestants – it’s simply nice to see a robust, opinionated lady on display screen. She’s an final G. I cherished Megan Barton-Hanson when she got here and simply rattled the whole lot.
“Georgia’s response when Josh introduced Kaz again in, as a result of nobody anticipated him to convey somebody
“Chris [Hughes] and Kem [Cetinay] – that entire collection was one in all my favourites. Primarily personalities have caught out. We get some legends from ‘Love Island’.”
Maya believes she could be a mixture of “outspoken” Maura and final yr’s winner Ekin-Su Culculoglu if she had been ever to enter the villa as a contestant.
When requested which Islander she could be most like as a contestant, she instructed British Vogue journal: “I’d be a mixture of Maura and Ekin-Su. Maura’s outspoken and I’m a bit fiery myself, however then Ekin-Su’s a Leo like me, so I in all probability could be like, ‘Let me simply convey some drama, as a result of everybody’s chilling out an excessive amount of.’ “