Maya Jama has rarely-seen brother who models for top fashion brands

From her sizzling outfits to *that* helicopter entrance – all eyes are on Maya Jama right now.

The 28-year-old host bagged herself the biggest presenting job on telly right now and is the name on everybody’s lips.

But Maya isn’t the only Jama sibling to know what it’s like to be in the spotlight.

Her younger brother Omar Jama made a name for himself in the fashion industry, modelling for the likes of Celine and fashion weeks.

Although he’s now taken a step back to focus on other things, 26-year-old Omar was represented by D1LON modelling agency.

At one point he was the face of Portuguese Soul, Etro Fashion Week and luxury French fashion brand, Celine.

He’s also modelled for other brands and magazines.

The siblings were both born and raised in Bristol, with their young mum Sadie from Sweden and their dad from Somalia.

While Maya often updates her 2.2million Instagram followers with updates of her life, work and outfits – Omar keeps a low profile on social media.

At Christmas, Maya gave a rarely seen insight into her family life, beaming in a sweet snap next to Omar and their little brother Shay.

She looked stunning in an ombre purple and orange co-ord which revealed part of her midriff.

Meanwhile Omar and her grandad looked smart-casual in grey and white.

In the picture they all posed with upside down peace signs as Maya sipped on a glass of bubbly.

The three siblings also donned some eye masks as Maya went make-up free to take the selfie, captioning the post: “Family pamper.”

Earlier this week Maya opened up on her presenting role to Vogue and discussed being the first non-white presenter of Love Island.

From Johannesburg, she said: “Growing up, I never saw an East African woman host a show, and no Black or mixed-race woman hosts such a big primetime TV show, other than June Sarpong.

“This is definitely a big moment for all of us in that sense, and I hope it just opens way more doors for other people from similar backgrounds and cultures as myself.”

Maya Jama took over from Laura Whitmore after she announced her exit from the show in August, telling fans the decision was ‘incredibly difficult’.

“Some news! I won’t be hosting the next series of Love Island,” she wrote.

“There are certain elements of the show I’ve found very difficult that cannot be changed some due to the format, including the flying back and forth to South Africa along with my new conflicting projects.”

Maya revealed she was taking over in a cheeky Instagram video featuring the iconic Love Island water bottle with her own name on it.


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