Love Island’s Mary was scouted by modelling agency on school trip as a teenager

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Love Island beauty Mary Bedford has revealed exactly how she got into the modelling industry.

The 22-year-old blonde bombshell from Wakefield is currently taking part in the seventh series of the ITV2 dating show.

When not appearing on the telly, Mary works as a fashion model for the likes of ASOS, JD Women, Boohoo and Miss Empire.

While filming a video for her YouTube channel before entering the famous villa, Mary let slip how she got into the world of modelling.

During a question and answer session with fans, Mary explained that she was scouted by an agency while on a school trip at the age of 15.

She said: "I was on a school trip. I was on like a fashion/textiles trip and I was buying a tracksuit off this brand and they said to me 'Do you model?' I said 'no'.

"So she took my number and Maddie rang my mum. She said 'I've got this brand and would Mary like to model for it?'"

Mary continued: "I went to this shoot with my mum. It was a really fun day and after that I just did dribs and drabs.

"I was still in school so I was just building up a portfolio.

"I went to college so I didn't really do modelling then. Few years later and Maddie had started up an agency and she contacted me again about starting to become a model.

"I signed with Maddie's agency and i've since done work with PrettyLittleThing and a campaign for Ego.

"So I literally fell into it. I do model full time now. It's the best job in the world and I'm so lucky."

Mary tried to keep it a secret that she was joining the cast of Love Island 2021 and attempted to keep everyone in the dark.

The stunning blonde regularly gets her hair extensions done by Kayleigh Jane Extensions in Leeds, and stylist Kayleigh realised something might be up when she saw Mary sooner than usual.

"I did her hair in April, as soon as I went back to work, and you can wear the extensions for quite a long time," explained Kayleigh.

"She got in touch with me six weeks after saying she needed to do them again. I was like what, why? She made something up about going to LA to do loads of castings and stuff and mentioned bikini week.

"Mary was saying that she needed her hair to look the best that it's ever looked," added Kayleigh.

"When the Love Island dates came out I started wondering if that's where she was off to the villa. I sent her a message like, 'I've got this feeling you're going to Love Island, please tell me it's true!'" she laughed.

"This was when the series started, and she sent me a selfie from bed giving a peace sign saying 'no, sorry babe' but then she went into Casa Amor!"

Fans will have to wait and see if Mary manages to find Mr Right.

Love Island airs nightly on ITV2 and ITVHub at 9pm

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