LOVE Island star Priya Gopaldas revealed why she donated her £750 pay cheque from the ITV2 show to an NHS charity.
The 23-year-old took to her Instagram stories last week to share her decision to donate the funds to NHS Charities Together.
She told her followers the money was “put to good use” and shared a screenshot on her payment from ITV and the donation.
Priya told OK!: “I just thought, with the year we’ve had, the NHS has given me so much, given everyone so much.
“So as a little gesture of my appreciation for the NHS and the people that work tirelessly for our health I thought I’s just give them that because Love Island was such a positive experience for me.”
She revealed: “I didn’t even realise I was getting a pay cheque from ITV.
“So because it was such a positive experience I thought just as a little token of my appreciation I’d give it as a donation.”
Priya opened up about her dreams of becoming a doctor.
She added: “Absolutely, I mean I’ve done 5 years of med school and I’ve only got a little bit left.
“And my dream is to be a doctor, above everything else.
She is currently a fifth year medical student at University College London,.
She worked on the Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit in early 2021.
Priya volunteered her services on the Covid ward when students were contacted asking if they could help with the increasing cases.
The brunette beauty worked six day, 12 hour night shifts, supporting doctors and nurses in the understaffed department.
Priya recently hit back at cruel body-shaming troll with powerful message.
A cruel troll left an abusive message saying she is “absolutely disgusting to look at”.
She was also branded a “stupid tory b***h” and “all bones and no flesh”.
But, a calm and collected Priya refused to react angrily and instead tried to educate them.
“Looking at your Instagram you’re clearly a beautiful girl! As women we should support each other and instead of body shaming we should try to stay kind.
“I love my body because it allows me to run far and be strong.
“Sometimes criticism like that can be damaging to a woman’s confidence and make them feel like they need to change themselves with surgery or by eating badly when actually we’re all uniquely beautiful.”
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