Maura Higgins has signed a modelling contract with Elite Model Management in a move that will see her represented by the same company that looks after supermodels Kendall Jenner and Naomi Campbell.

Glow Up Ireland presenter Maura shared the news to her followers on Sunday, posting a picture of her at the Elite offices in London with the caption, "Here's to new beginnings."

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Maura shot to fame after appearing on Love Island, and then went on to take part in Dancing on Ice.

Signing with a big agency like this could be a signal that Maura wants to step away from reality TV and focus more on her modelling.

MailOnline quote a source as saying Maura wants to take her career in a new direction and build on the success of her various big brand partnerships.

"Maura has left the management company she signed with after coming out of the Love Island villa," the source said. "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."

They added, "She's desperate to move away from reality TV – she wants a new challenge and has always thrived off her fashion and beauty campaigns.

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