Essex girl Zara McDermott looks like she is set to impress the other Islanders with her brains as well as beauty.

The 21-year-old Love Island star is a government advisor and says: “A lot of people are interested in what I do on a day-to day basis”.

She added: “There are two sides to me – I can be quite serious but I’m also spontaneous, fun and energetic.”

Before heading into the villa, Zara admitted that she was worried about not fitting into the group.

“Is that going to be difficult?” she said. “Will I annoy people? It’s more the thought of living with all of these people that I only know through being a viewer.

Zara McDermott boasts brains as well as beauty

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What is Zara looking for in a guy?

Zara has said that she is looking for someone to vibe and connect with and can “keep her on her toes”.

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But before entering the villa, Zara had her eyes on two men in particular.

“I really like Adam, he’s very attractive,” she said. “In terms of longevity though, Alex has a lot of potential.

“But I need to get know him more though – I don’t think we’ve seen how fun he can be. Maybe I can bring that out in him!”

What are Zara’s best and worst attributes?

Zara considers her intelligence as her best attribute: “I’m intelligent, which means I’m quite good at reading people. I’m always analysing people.”

However her worst attribute is that she “falls in love really quickly”, which she says makes her quite serious.

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“I think that if I like someone, I will go for them 100%,” she said. “That might not be attractive to everyone.”

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What is Zara’s relationship history?

Zara has had two serious boyfriends.

“Both of them lasted around eighteen months,” she said. “I think this speaks to my character, but I do get on really well with both of them. I’m still close to them.”

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She has been single for a year and still speaks to her exes, adding: “I would hope they would say I’m a good girlfriend.”

Zara has never been cheated on.

Zara has has two serious boyfriends in the past

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What is Zara’s biggest turn off?

Her biggest turn off is someone who is too careful with money.

“I wouldn’t want someone stingy,” she said. “I’m quite generous and I’m not like that.

“I have a serious side to me so if I was with someone who was also serious it would probably bring out the worst in me.”

What are Zara’s social media accounts?

Her Instagram account is @zara_mcdermott .

*Love Island airs every day at 9pm on ITV2

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