Frankie Essex is looking for love online.

Frankie Essex

Frankie Essex

The former 'The Only Way is Essex' star - who is the sister of Joey Essex - has been spotted on the dating app Tinder as she's desperate to meet the man of her dreams.

However, the 29-year-old beauty has a strict criteria when it comes to who she will allow to contact her on the site - they have to be taller than her at 5ft7.

Her bio reads: "I'm 5ft 7 so someone taller than me please."

According to The Sun Online, Frankie has uploaded a number of pictures of herself - and some with friends - to her account in a bid to impress potential suitors.

The blonde star's new quest for love comes less than two years after she said she wasn't looking for a man because she wanted to focus on herself, but she had noticed she'd been getting more attention since losing an impressive 29lbs.

She said at the time: "I'm not going to lie, I've had a lot more male attention. Men look at me in a different way. It's nice, but I don't want a fella. I just want to go to the gym."

Frankie's last public relationship was with John Lyons in 2015 but she claimed he was the reason she piled on the pounds because she wasn't happy with him.

She explained: "I was depressed when I was with him. I felt s**t, I ate a lot ...

"I'd lost all my confidence. I had a really sh** year, probably the worst year I've ever had, and I was really down. I lived with my boyfriend John and I had to move out."

Frankie - who lost her mother to suicide when she was just 13 years old - even contemplated taking her own life after her relationship with John turned toxic.

She said shortly after they split: "I did think about killing myself, like my mum. She was depressed and I'm scared I'll fall into that hole. But I'm on antidepressants now and they're helping me feel happier. I want to be the old Frankie again."