Maura Higgins showcases her figure in bikini snap as she enjoys Maldives trip with Lucie Donlan

Maura Higgins displayed her jaw-dropping figure in a sizzling bikini snap as she enjoyed a luxurious trip to the Maldives with Lucie Donlan.

The Love Island stars are currently soaking up the sun on their holiday with Maura, who turns 31 on Thursday, documenting some of the trip on her Instagram Stories.

The Irish beauty displayed her bronzed tan in one photo as she donned a light green bikini while relaxing in her hotel room.

Incredible: Maura Higgins displayed her jaw-dropping figure in a sizzling bikini snap as she enjoyed a luxurious trip to the Maldives with Lucie Donlan

Maura also shared a snap of Lucie walking along the beach as she donned a dark midi dress with a polka dot print.

On Wednesday evening, the pals enjoyed cocktails by the beach while overlooking the sunset.

The next morning, Maura was seen relaxing at her hotel as she enjoyed a cup of coffee by the pool.

The getaway comes after Maura recently signed a deal with superstar agency Elite Models, in a bid to swap the reality TV world for that of the runway. 

Holiday: The Love Island stars are currently soaking up the sun on their holiday with Maura, who turns 31 on Thursday, documenting some of the trip on her Instagram Stories

Holiday: The Love Island stars are currently soaking up the sun on their holiday with Maura, who turns 31 on Thursday, documenting some of the trip on her Instagram Stories

Attempting to crack the US, the brunette bombshell will also be represented by Elite’s sister agency EWG Management in New York and LA. 

Taking to Instagram on Sunday to share the exciting news, she uploaded a snap of herself striking a bold pose in a white top and a contrasting black blazer. 

Flashing a peace sign in the reception of Elite’s London office, she wrote in her caption: ‘Here’s to new beginnings.’

One of the world’s best known model agencies, it has had supermodels including Gisele Bundchen, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell on its books.

Stunning: Maura also shared a snap of Lucie walking along the beach as she donned a dark midi dress with a polka dot print

Stunning: Maura also shared a snap of Lucie walking along the beach as she donned a dark midi dress with a polka dot print

It is famous for its model scouting contest and its customers include leading fashion houses like Chanel, Dior and Yves Saint Laurent.

A source recently told MailOnline Maura had dumped her management team to pursue a modelling career – and revealed she was already in advance talks with top agencies.

The former reality star said she was ‘desperate’ to distance herself from reality TV after finding fame on the ITV2 dating show in 2019 and competing in Dancing On Ice.

Insiders revealed that she wants to take her career in a different direction following the success of her brand partnerships with the likes of Ann Summers.

Sun-kissed: On Wednesday evening, the pals enjoyed cocktails by the beach while overlooking the sunset

Sun-kissed: On Wednesday evening, the pals enjoyed cocktails by the beach while overlooking the sunset

They added that she’s keen for her personal life to remain private, instead of her romances playing out in the public eye.

An insider told MailOnline: ‘Maura has left the management company she signed with after coming out of the Love Island villa.

‘They have supported her from the beginning but now she’s ready to start a new chapter in her career and wants to focus on modelling.

‘She’s desperate to move away from reality TV – she wants a new challenge and has always thrived off her fashion and beauty campaigns.

Fun in the sun: The next morning, Maura was seen relaxing at her hotel as she enjoyed a cup of coffee by the pool

Fun in the sun: The next morning, Maura was seen relaxing at her hotel as she enjoyed a cup of coffee by the pool

Vacation: Maura shared a snap from her plane on Wednesday and captioned it: 'Last minute Birthday trip'

Vacation: Maura shared a snap from her plane on Wednesday and captioned it: ‘Last minute Birthday trip’

‘It’s important for Maura to claim back some of her personal life, her recent breakup from Giovanni hit her hard and she knows for her next relationship to work she will need to keep it private.’

Maura has removed any mention of her former management company, who also represent Love Island stars Chris Hughes, 28, Jack Fincham, 30, and Faye Winter, 26, from her Instagram profile.

The Glow Up Ireland presenter decided to make the change following her recent breakup from Strictly dancer Giovanni Pernice, 30.

Their romance ended abruptly in October and Maura has reportedly signed up to celebrity dating app Raya in the hope of finding her next partner.

Maura left Love Island in a relationship with ballroom dancer Curtis Pritchard, 25, and has also dated Chris Taylor, 30, who she met on the same series.

Wow! Maura recently signed a deal with superstar agency Elite Models, in a bid to swap the reality TV world for that of the runway

Wow! Maura recently signed a deal with superstar agency Elite Models, in a bid to swap the reality TV world for that of the runway

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