LOVE Island’s Molly-Mae Haig insisted that she would still have the same success even if she hadn’t appeared on the hit reality show.
The 22-year-old reality TV star rose to fame on ITV2 Love Island in 2019 when she and boyfriend Tommy Fury, who is also 22, took second place.
Nearly three years after her appearance on the series, Molly saw her influencer take on new heights, launched her own brand of fake tanning and also became the creative director of Pretty Little Thing.
However, the YouTuber believes she doesn’t need Love Island to succeed, arguing that she could have attracted a million subscribers through “hard work.”
“There was a part of me that thought I could really do this without going to this show,” Molly-May said. CEO Diary podcast…
“I know I’ll be fine anyway. My number of subscribers grew rapidly.
“I think at that time I had about 170,000 followers and it was all natural growth.
“There was no TV show or anything like that. I would say that if I hadn’t gone to the show, I would still have amassed a million followers because I had a really good work ethic with my Instagram. “
Nonetheless, Molly-Mae paid tribute to Love Island, saying that the show helped her make her career fast.
“But the show just … it just lifted me up,” she continued.
“When you finish this show, you’re all on an equal footing, and it’s up to you where you go and I just knew I wanted to climb to levels that no one had ever gone to.
“And that’s why I never talk about it, because I just feel like I don’t owe anything … that’s not the reason I’m where I am now.
“Yes, it gave me a platform, yes, it lifted me up, but what I have done now is not because of the island of love. It’s because of me and what I chose to do with my work ethic. “
The businesswoman is estimated to be worth around £ 2 million and the PLT deal is worth seven figures.
Despite this, Molly has now been labeled “deaf” following comments about CEO diary a podcast last month in which she lashed out at past criticism.
She said: “You have been given one life, and you decide what to do with it. You can literally go in any direction.
“When I talked about this in the past, I was thrown a little, people said:“ It’s easy for you to say that because you did not grow up in poverty, so you have to sit and say that we all have the same 24 hours a day – it is not right “.
“But technically what I’m saying is correct. We are doing, ”the TV presenter continued.
“I understand that we all have different backgrounds, we are all raised differently, and we have different financial situations, but I really think that if you want something enough, you can achieve it.
“It just depends on what you are willing to go to in order to achieve what you want in the future. And I’ll go to any lengths.
“I worked all my strength to get to where I am now,” she concluded.
In light of Molly’s online comments, many have taken to social media to complain about her addictions, pointing out that she has attended one of the biggest reality TV shows in the UK and is awaiting endorsement deals.
One of them tweeted, “She literally just went on a dating TV show and made deals with brands, I’m not sure she ‘worked ass here.’
“It’s so funny that people poisoned her so badly that she feels comfortable when she can say it,” observed another. “She was always well provided for, and on her part to say that it is so dull.”
A third shared, “Ngl, I love Molly Mae, but if you’ve never been in poverty, you’ll never know how hard it is to get out of poverty, it’s an endless cycle.
“Yes, life is what you make of it, but it also helps when you don’t have to worry about what you or your family is eating for dinner.”