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Maura Higgins in Bathing Suit is All About Her "Mood"

The reality star wore a green bikini following her split from Giovanni Pernice.

Reality star Maura Higgins reportedly split from professional dancer and Strictly Come Dancing star, Giovanni Pernice, but she's not letting it get her down. Higgins posted a new photo on Instagram of herself sunbathing in a green bikini, showing off her petite body. She kept her caption simple, just writing, "Mood." Read on to see 5 ways Maura Higgins stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Gets Outside A Lot

Higgins is a big fan of going outside, and documents a lot of her trips on social media. Higgins is often seen on Instagram enjoying the beach and going on hikes in parks


She Is No Longer Obsessing Over Her Weight

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In an interview with the DailyMail, Higgins revealed that she lost a dangerous amount of weight from extreme exercise and dieting during lockdown. "With the exercise, it's very easy to get obsessed with it. It got to a stage where it was actually affecting my periods; I lost my period for four months," she reveals. Higgins says that she is working on embracing her body and is "feeling so much better" now. 


She Has A Great Support System

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Higgins tells the DailyMail that her family and friends are extremely supportive, and helped her get through her period of insecurity. "It's good to have people around you that are not afraid to say these things to you. It's so important. I'm feeling so much better."


She Embraces Her Grey Hair

Higgins is embracing her body, which includes her grey hair. She tells the DailyMail, "I put on Instagram a picture of my grey hairs and honestly the amount of messages I got from younger girls, girls in their early 20s saying "oh my God, thank you so much for this, I've never shown anyone my grey hair, I keep it a secret but now I feel like I'm going to embrace it and not be afraid." Higgins also says that this has been an insecurity she's had for a while, and is something that she's recently starting to embrace. "My hair went grey when I was 18. I'm so used to it now, 18 feels like a long time ago. I don't know why it happened, maybe I'm old on the inside! I just said to mammy 'Why has this happened? Why do I get the bad genes?' She said to me 'Well it's not from me because I didn't have grey hair at 18!'"


She Learned To Ice Skate

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After her successful stint on Love Island, Higgins was asked to participate in the British competition series, Dancing on Ice. The show is like Strictly Come Dancing, but with ice skating instead of ballroom dancing. Higgins was partnered with skater Alexander Demetriou, and the pari lasted six weeks on the series. 

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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