She became an overnight star in 2019 when she walked into the Love Island villa as a bombshell.
And now Molly-Mae Hague, 23, has made £1.7 million by turning her Instagram likes into cash with her 6.2 million followers.
News of the reality star’s fortune comes as the influencer has a teenage moment in front of Love Island’s fame and pre-makeup work.
load! Molly-Mae Hague, 23, made £1.7m after turning Instagram likes into cash with her 6.2m followers
Molly-Mae’s popularity on social media has helped increase her empire’s reserves by £1.2 million.
Her company, MMH Group Holdings, has assets of more than £2.3 million, of which more than £1 million is held in cash in the bank.
But her success meant she generated a combined tax bill of more than £500,000, which, along with other bills, still left the company with £1.7 million.
Molly-Mae – who finished second in Love Island’s fifth series – fully owns the company as sole shareholder and director.
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The blonde from Hitchin is also the creative director of PrettyLittleThing in a deal reportedly worth £500,000.
She also owns a 70% stake in the cosmetics brand Filter (created by Molly-Mae), which earned more than £1m in its first year.
Meanwhile, unearthed photos of Molly-Mae show the influencer before any cosmetic tweaks, veneers or hair extensions.
The social media star sported a red top and curly hair in a photo taken at a restaurant a few years before she became famous on Love Island.
Candid: Molly Mae recently opened up about being ’embarrassed’ about taking too much filler in the past and feeling ‘lucky’ she can ‘fix it’ (shooting this month)
Younger footage comes when Molly-Mae admits to being “embarrassed” about taking too much filler in the past and feeling “lucky” she can “fix it”.
In a recent interview, she talked about getting her lips done at 18, which started a “vicious cycle” of complementary treatments.
The reality star famously documented herself letting her filler dissolve in 2020 on her YouTube channel.
Molly now says that while it’s a difficult thing in the public eye, she’s “realizing that other girls are going through it too”.
Wrong: Molly now says that while it’s hard to go through in the public eye, she’s ‘realizing that other girls are going through it’ (photo taken in 2019)
against sunday timesthe influencer explained that she saw it “might really be a bit of a movement”.
“Honestly, it’s a big deal for me,” she said, adding that the star got a “full package” treatment for her cheeks, chin and lips for £500 after coming out of Love Island.
shared an excerpt from her forthcoming book “Becoming Molly May” – slated for release next month – following the publication’s launch, she opened up about her in a 2019 vlog The footage, which is going viral as trolls scramble to mock her appearance after filler surgery.
She described feeling “shame” in the response and realizing the fillers didn’t make her feel “prettier” or “better.”
“The stuffing makes me feel worse,” she wrote.
‘Nervous’: At the beginning of the video, the reality star shows fans what her lips looked like before the breakup as she admits she was ‘really nervous’ to go to Leeds for surgery
In December, the star admitted she felt she looked five years younger after the filler dissolved.
Molly has said that she no longer recognizes herself at 21 because of various cosmetic surgeries.
The influencer, who has dissolved her lip and chin fillers and removed her composite adhesive veneers, said she was “afraid of (her) herself” when looking at past pictures.
she says CEO Diary Podcast with Steven Bartlett: “I wouldn’t say I’m addicted to it, but by the time I’m 21, I don’t look like the same person.
“I really look like a different person. When I look back at the pictures now, I’m scared of myself. I’m like, ‘Who is that girl? “I don’t know what happened.
“But there was a pivotal moment where I went and got a lot of filler and I posted a video on YouTube and I didn’t let the filler settle and it was really swollen, a screenshot of that video, it was trending on Twitter week.
‘this is too scary. this is too scary. My face was really like, this is too bad. It was the same for me at that moment, I thought things needed to change.
“I thought, one day my lips will dissolve. It’s a process. I went to dissolve my lips and I posted it on YouTube and I didn’t expect the response I got. It’s huge.
The TV personality feels more comfortable in her skin than ever after meeting 23-year-old boxer Tommy Fury on Love Island in 2019 and admits she’s putting fillers brought to the “extreme”.
Before and after: Molly-Mae looks fresh and natural (October 2017 left and March 2019 right)
She explained: “When I started changing my profile and dissolving the fillings and dissolving my lips – I actually had a whole set of composite bonds on my teeth and I removed them too.
“I really took it to the extreme, I just stripped myself off, and the weird thing is, once that was all gone, I thought it was the prettiest I’ve ever felt.
“I feel like I’ve dropped about five years in my age and it’s a very, very important moment for me.
“I didn’t realise how much respect it would give me. I didn’t do it for respect, I did it for myself. I didn’t do it for anyone else, I did it because I knew I needed to do it.
Recap: Molly in 2017.The star says she no longer recognizes herself at 21 because of various cosmetic procedures