Zara Lena Jackson, 25, from Longton in Preston, has appeared on the hit MTV show Ex On The Beach.Advertisement
The self-employed dress maker decided to apply for an unnamed dating show, unaware that she was actually applying for Ex On The Beach.
The programme involves a group of single girls and boys who are enjoying a summer holiday abroad, until their exes turn up and cause problems.
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Zara Lena described her surreal experience, saying:”I decided to sign up for a dating show because I was bored and had nothing to lose.
“I’m at a place where I am content with everything in life, with my career and house, and I thought I’m single so why not?
“I was completely oblivious that it was Ex On The Beach, but I was excited because I wasn’t sure what was going to happen.”
Zara Lena left the show in series 6 episode 7 as she discovered how intense the programme became.
She continued:”However it was a surreal experience, especially because it was aired 4 months after we had filmed and so I had had lived the experience and yet couldn’t tell anybody.
“It is strange getting all the reaction now.
“I found that the show became very intense very quickly, and I don’t like failing challenges so the fact that I left speaks for itself.
“I can’t rule out that I might appear again if the opportunity arises as I feel like I have a lot more to offer!”
You can follow Zara Lena on her Instagram account or visit her clothing line website.
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