Love Island’s Molly-Mae Hague claims she said no to a two million pound deal offered by a high street fashion brand – because she never went shopping there.
Influencer Molly-Mae, 22, who is still with her 2019 Love island partner Tommy Fury has represented lots of brands in endorsement deals since their time on the show.
However, in a chat with her manager Francesca Britton on YouTube, Molly Mae admitted she doesn’t say yes to everything that comes her way.
Fran said: “Molly tells me her goals. Like: ‘I want to buy a house, I want to take my family away.’ It’s my job to make those goals happen.”
She added: “A high street fashion brand came along last year, offered me £2million, which is a lot of money, a hell of a lot of money.
“They said to me: ‘We’re obsessed with Molly-Mae, we’d love her to be the face of our brand, we want her to work with us.’
“I thought, ‘Brilliant!’ and then I said to her, ‘How do you feel about that?’ She said no. I said: ‘Why? You told me you want that house.’
“She said, ‘No I don’t buy my clothes from there. I said to her: ‘Well you can start! You can start buying clothes from there now.'”
Molly-Mae then chipped in: “Even when I came out of Love Island and that day when we sat with all those fashion brands, the money offer that I took wasn’t actually the highest.”
Molly-Mae was at the centre of controversy in 2019 after deciding to work with Pretty Little Thing – who have been accused of running ‘sweat shop’ conditions in their factories.
Molly reportedly earned £500,000 to work with the brand in year one and a further £600,000 the next year.
Molly-Mae said in August last year: “I’m so blessed to work so closely with a brand that believes in me whole heartedly. Thank you PLT for making my dreams come true everyday. I can’t wait for you all to see the things we have in store.”
Some fans were unimpressed saying the brand was damaged as it was part of Boo Hoo Group.
The month before Molly-Mae’s partnership announcement, some retailers – including Next and ASOS – stopped selling Boo Hoo group brands including PrettyLittleThing, NastyGal and BooHoo after The Sunday Times alleged the company was mistreating staff.
One of Molly Mae’s fans said: “You are promoting an unethical subsidiary of Boohoo. Question who you work for. You are a bright woman.”