Love Island's Tasha will donate prize money to deaf children's charity if she wins 2 weeks ago

Love Island's Tasha will donate prize money to deaf children's charity if she wins

Fair play to her.

Love Island's Tasha Ghouri has vowed to donate half of the £50,000 prize money to charity if she is crowned winner of the series.

Advertisement

At the end of the 10 weeks, one couple is crowned the winner of the popular dating show and are awarded £50,000 which they choose to either split it equally or steal the total prize.

Tasha is the villa's first ever deaf contestant and she has said that if she is lucky enough to win, she'll donate half of her winnings to the National Deaf Children’s Society.

Speaking to MailOnline, the 23-year-old said: “If I did win Love Island my plan is to give 50 per cent of it away to The National Deaf Children’s Society, I have raised money for charities before and it’s something I love to do and to give back.”

The model was born "completely deaf" and had to "overcome a lot of obstacles" while growing up with a disability but now thinks of it as her "superpower."

Advertisement

The dancer had a cochlear implant put in when she was five years old, after her parents discovered she was deaf at only one.

“I had hearing aids until I was five, but hearing aids did not benefit me whatsoever,” she said, adding that the cochlear implant is “surgically done and it’s much more advanced than a hearing aid.”

“Growing up I had to overcome a lot of obstacles, I’ve had speech therapy, a lot of hearing rehab but overcoming those obstacles has made me who I am today,” she added.

Advertisement

Ahead of going into the villa, Tasha said: "I was in articles worldwide last year, because I was modelling for a brand and my [cochlear] implant went viral on Twitter.

"I’m the type of person to put others before me."