Tanya Mahenga Wiki, Biography
Love Island season 9 will premiere in January and will feature a new batch of singles on their way to South Africa to find their one true love. The show returns for the first time since 2020, and fans are excited to see it finally return. One of the contestants set to appear on the show is Tanya Mahenga, a 22-year-old biology student who had to suspend her education to appear on the show.
Love Island contestant Tanya Mahenga hopes to work in embryology
Love Island season 9 is set to feature 10 contestants heading to a luxurious villa in South Africa where the temperature will make the winter season feel like summer.
One of the contestants set to appear on the show is Tanya Manhenga, a 22-year-old biomedical sciences student from Liverpool. The contestant is so committed to being on the show and finding love from her that she decided to put her education on hold.
While chatting with Metro UK, she stated that she plans to finish her degree after Love Island. Tanya wants to work in embryology, which she essentially deals with IVF (in vitro fertilization). She said that she wants to help people have babies.
In her interview, she said:
“That was the only job I really wanted because it’s the most rewarding for me, I want to wake up and do something where I’m like, ‘This is helping.’ That’s definitely what I would go for.”
The Love Island contestant only has one more semester to attend, and her mother supports her decision to be on the show and finish her education after her.
Tanya said that her mother was very happy that she had almost finished her degree, as she would not have wanted to give up half of it. She worried that Tanya was sure of her decision, but when she realized how little was left, she supported her and agreed.
Mahenga’s ITV biography states that she quickly falls in love with her and expects to be treated like a princess. She also holds her cards close to her chest. Mahenga considers herself spontaneous, funny and confident. She further stated:
“I’m super nice, but don’t let that fool you. I want to be friends with everyone, but if you’re going to be cheeky, I’m the kind of person who’ll hit you back.”
While speaking to ITV, Mahenga said that she is looking for a boyfriend and that being on Love Island with different people will help her figure out what she wants in a partner.
Tanya revealed, in a conversation with Bustle, that her type is “medium handsome”. If she had to choose someone from the previous seasons, she would have chosen someone like Dami Hope, since she has a good dress sense, or Luca, due to his “very mysterious vibe with tattoos and stuff”.
Tune in on Monday, January 16 at 9 p.m. m. ET on ITV2 or stream the show on ITVX to see what happens in Love Island season 9.