Love Island’s Mimii Ngulube: meet the Islander who’ll give you lots of style inspo

Everything you need to know about Love Island's resident nurse

Love Island's Mimii Ngulube

by Isobel Lewis |
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Yes, it’s that time of year again: Love Island season. The hit dating show is back this summer on ITV2 with Maya Jama at the helm once more, as a brand new group of singletons compete for love – and try to avoid being mugged off...

With Love Island 2024 hitting our screens on Monday 3 June, the 12 initial Islanders taking part in the competition have been revealed. Unlike the All Stars series which aired earlier this year, all of the OGs are new to the villa; although you might recognise a couple of the Islanders from their popular social media presences.

Among the contestants is Mimii Ngulube, an uber-fashionable nurse from Portsmouth who loves “dressing up” and is promising to “bring style” to the villa. Here’s everything you need to know about her…

Love Island's Mimii Ngulube
Mimii is one of the OG Islanders heading into the villa on day one ©ITV Pictures

Who is Mimii Ngulube?

Mimii is one of the first names confirmed for this summer's Love Island. While she’s on the show for romance after “unsuccessful” attempts to find love IRL, she says that she’s all about friendship too.

A self-proclaimed “girls’ girl”, she said, “My girls are my rocks and I’m theirs so I’ll be a good friend as well as going in there to find a man.” Mimii also reckons she’s pretty funny, so will have people laughing in the villa, while also bringing a lot of “honesty”.

“I’m good at picking up on people's personality traits and side-eyeing those who might be a liar,” she said.

Oh, and she’s super stylish, and often shows off her flawless fits on Instagram. “I like dressing up so I’ll bring style,” she added.

How old is Mimii Ngulube?

She's 24 years old.

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we're buzzing for all of mimii's style inspo ©ITV

Where is Mimii Ngulube from?

Mimii is from Portsmouth.

What is Love Island’s Mimii’s job?

Before appearing on Love Island, Mimii worked as a mental health nurse, meaning she’s totally in touch with people’s emotions. Asked how her friends would describe her, Mimii said, “Loving, supportive, considerate, empathetic, loyal, and I’ve got a big heart!”

In her free time, Mimii also acts, and played the role of Marty in a local production of hit musical Grease.

Who has Mimii Ngulube dated?

While we don’t know who Mimii’s exes are, the nurse has made it clear that she’s had enough of dating back home in Portsmouth.

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mimii is an og 2024 islander ©ITV

“The pool in Portsmouth is not giving,” she said. “I’ve tried dating, speaking to people on social media and it just hasn’t been successful. Applying was a spontaneous thing, I didn’t expect to get here!”

What is Mimii Ngulube’s Instagram?

You can find Mimii on Instagram at @mimiitafara, where she currently has 17,000 followers. However, she won’t be posting during the series, as the show has reintroduced its social media ban preventing friends and family from monitoring accounts while an islander is on the show. Her bio reads, “I’m off to find love in the @loveisland villa!”

When is Mimii appearing on Love Island?

As an original cast member, Mimii will appear in the first episode of Love Island when the show returns on Monday 3 June. The show will then air Sunday to Friday at 9pm on ITV2.

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