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Maura Higgins delighted to get bouquet from management team on first day of filming

The former Love Island contestant has begun filming RTÉ show Glow Up: Ireland’s Next Make-Up Star
Off Limits Entertainment sent Maura the flowers to wish her luck

Off Limits Entertainment sent Maura the flowers to wish her luck

Neasa Cumiskey

Maura Higgins has officially begun filming her new RTÉ show Glow Up: Ireland’s Next Make-Up Star.

The former Love Island star received a bunch of flowers from her management team, Off Limits Entertainment, wishing her luck on her first day of filming.

The 30-year-old took to her Instagram stories to share a photo of the gorgeous bouquet, which came with a note attached that read: “To Maura, Wishing you the best of luck on your first day filming Glow Up! You are going to [smash] it, we are so proud. Love from your Off Limits family x”

Maura said that the gift was a “lovely surprise” and thanked the talent agency in the post.

The Longford lady was announced as the host of the beauty competition show last month, which will involve ten of Ireland’s best amateur make-up artists (MUAs) who will each compete to be crowned Ireland’s Next Make-Up Star and win a once in a lifetime opportunity to boost their professional career.

Each week, the MUAs will receive a range of assignments where they will show off their technical know-how, skill, artistry and imagination by creating amazing make-up transformations.

Speaking about her first-ever hosting gig, Maura said: “I’m so excited to be the presenter of the first ever Glow Up Ireland. Having watched the last few series of the show in the UK this is such an amazing opportunity and the fact that this is my first presenting job and it's in Ireland is so overwhelming.

“Obviously we’re expecting a very high standard of Irish talent to come forward.

“It’s such a pinch me moment to be doing this back in my home country. I actually can’t believe it,” she added.

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