Claudia Fogarty may be riding the Love Island wave, but she’s made it clear she has no intention of living a life of glamorous influence and would rather help people
Love Island star Claudia Fogarty has revealed she will focus on her fitness career rather than becoming an influencer after leaving the ITV villa.
The daughter of motorcycle racer Carl Fogarty has opened up about her life after appearing on the dating program and admitted she hopes her platform will allow her to help others.
Claudia, 28, entered the villa on Day 23, but was subsequently evicted on Day 45 along with Keenan Brand after the pair were evicted by Maxwell and Olivia.
In a candid revelation, the Blackburn-born actress has shared how she hopes her appearance on the show will help others turn their lives around.
“I think it’s good to come out like this, to help others,” he said. Same.
“I think this platform gives you an opportunity to reach out to people and tell your story and hopefully help other people out there.”
Claudia explained that before moving to South Africa to star in the show, she did not want to be a typical influencer and follow in the footsteps of other previous islanders.
“I wanted to come out and follow my journey and get to grips with what I love to do,” she added, before explaining: “Fitness has always been a big thing for me and from time to time Struggling with my weight. I think it’s good to be out there and hopefully be a little bit of an inspiration to people.”
Prior to entering the villa, Claudia struggled with her body image and initially rejected the offer from ITV bosses several years earlier due to not feeling safe enough.
But now, she’s more comfortable in her own skin than ever and believes the show is becoming increasingly more inclusive as they showcase a variety of body types.
She said: “I’m not going to compare myself to people like I used to and it’s nice to see people out there who are different sizes.
“Not everyone is the same size and it’s nice to see that, but knowing you’re going to be in a bikini all day every day with millions of people watching you on TV, you always think about it too.”
Claudia, who recently recorded an episode of fellow Love Island star Scott Thomas’ Learning As I Go podcast, revealed that during her time on the show, she was “subconsciously always” thinking about the cameras.
“Many people have told me, ‘You look better in real life’,” she added.