Megan McKenna television personality, singer, songwriter, and restaurateur is Known for appearing appeared on the MTV reality series Ex on the Beach in 2015.
Born Name: Megan Elizabeth McKenna
Nick Name: Mental Megs
Occupation: television personality, singer, songwriter, and restaurateur
Years active: 2009–present
Born: September 26, 1992, I'm 28 years 0 months and 29 days, Essex, England
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5 ft 6 in or 168 cm
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Measurements: 35-23.5-35 in or 89-60-89 cm
Bra size: 32C
Megan McKenna television personality, singer, songwriter, and restaurateur is best Known for appearing appeared on the MTV reality series Ex on the Beach in 2015. She went on to become a housemate in the 17th season of Celebrity Big Brother. In March 2016, she was cast as a full-time cast member on The Only Way Is Essex.
Megan was pulled out of school because she was a victim of bullying.
Megan channeled her passion for singing when she was young by studying at The Arts Educational Theatre School in London from where she graduated.
She also auditioned and got accepted into the Ravens Court Theatre School. She learned how to play the violin there.
Father – Dave McKenna
Mother – Tanya McKenna
Siblings – Milly McKenna (Younger Sister)
Megan is represented by Bold Management.
Vocals, Violin, Guitar
Her lips which are known to be a perfect pillow pout
Megan’s blue eyes which she loves to accentuate.
Along with launching her own makeup line, Megan has also been the face of many brands on her social media posts.
She has collaborated with Misspap for their collections. Other brands include
Schar gluten free (since Megan has celiac disease)
Mr. Blanc Teeth
Hair Burst and many others.
After making appearances on Ex on the Beach (2015–2016), she received wider attention for appearing on Celebrity Big Brother (2016) and The Only Way Is Essex (2016–2017). McKenna then launched her music career, releasing her debut studio album, Story of Me (2018), and later went on to win The X Factor: Celebrity in 2019, subsequently signing a record deal with Syco.
In her autobiography, Mouthy, McKenna explained that as a child, she was bullied at school. In order for her to attend the Arts Educational School to study musical theatre, her family relocated to Chiswick.
2009–2010: Britain’s Got Talent and LOLA
In 2009, McKenna reached the semi-finals of third series of Britain’s Got Talent as part of the music duo Harmony. McKenna appeared in an episode of The Only Way Is Essex in 2010, where she auditioned to be part of the girl-group LOLA. As part of LOLA, she performed at T4 Stars of 2010.
2014–2017: Ex on the Beach, Celebrity Big Brother and The Only Way Is Essex
In 2014 and 2015, McKenna auditioned for The X Factor, making it to bootcamp each time. In 2015, she appeared on the third series of Ex on the Beach. She then went on to become a housemate in the seventeenth series of Celebrity Big Brother in 2016. During her time in the house, she received a formal warning for using aggressive and threatening behaviour towards her fellow housemates. She was the fourth housemate to be evicted having received the fewest votes to save, spending a total of 18 days in the house. In 2016, McKenna also returned to Ex on the Beach for its fourth series as the ex of Jordan Davies.
In March 2016, she joined The Only Way Is Essex as a full-time cast member. In May 2017, McKenna launched her own restaurant, “MCK Grill”, in Woodford Green. Later in 2017, she released a range of hair extension pieces with Easilocks. McKenna made her final appearance on The Only Way Is Essex on 25 October 2017, expressing an interest in focusing on her music career.
2017–2019: There’s Something About Megan, Mouthy and Story of Me
In 2017, McKenna starred in her own reality series, There’s Something About Megan. The series focused on McKenna travelling to Nashville to begin a career in country music. The series consisted of three episodes, and aired on ITVBe. After the series finale, McKenna launched her music career, releasing her debut EP, featuring “High Heeled Shoes” and “Far Cry from Love”. The two songs topped the UK iTunes chart within 24 hours of their release, and on the UK Singles Chart, “High Heeled Shoes” peaked at number 43, with “Far Cry From Love” peaking at number 53.
In December 2017, McKenna embarked on her first headlining tour to promote the release of “High Heeled Shoes”, which consisted of four dates, visiting The Sugarmill, The Venue, Palace Theatre and Scala. In July 2018, she supported Michael Bublé at the British Summer Time show at Hyde Park.
On 26 July 2018, McKenna released her debut autobiographical book, Mouthy, published by John Blake. The book topped the Sunday Times bestseller list. In August 2018, she released her debut clothing range, Studio Mouthy. This accompanies her makeup range, Mouthy Cosmetics. Later that month, McKenna took part in the first series of Celebs on the Farm. She was eliminated second, finishing in seventh place.
McKenna released her debut album Story of Me on 7 December 2018. The album peaked at number four on the UK Country Chart. From May 2019 to September 2019, McKenna embarked on the Story of Me Tour across the United Kingdom. In February 2019, she participated in the sixth series of the E4 reality series Celebs Go Dating.
2019: The X Factor: Celebrity
From October to November 2019, McKenna competed in the ITV series The X Factor: Celebrity. For her audition, she performed “Everything but You”, a song from Story of Me. On 30 November, she was crowned the winner of the competition with 46.3% of the final vote, winning a record deal with Syco.
2020: Upcoming second studio album
In February 2020, McKenna began recording her second studio album, and later that month, it was announced that she is set to support Lionel Richie on the British leg of his tour.
In 2016, McKenna revealed that she suffers from coeliac disease. In March 2016, she began dating The Only Way Is Essex cast member Pete Wicks, but the pair broke up in 2017. In 2018, she was in a relationship with Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis; they broke up in August 2018.
In October 2019, McKenna revealed in an interview with Beth Neil of Fabulous that she had dissolved her lip fillers, stopped drinking alcohol and began attending therapy.
As a Singer
In 2017, she kick-started her music career, releasing her debut Extended Play with songs which went on to be ranked #1 on the iTunes store.
Megan hasn’t been cast in any theatrical film till date.
First TV Show
Megan appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 alongside her friend Demi Bennetts.
Megan doesn’t work out much and hates the gym. She takes her dog out for a walk every day. She believes in eating right and feels that because she’s diagnosed with celiac disease.
She eats a lot of spinach and takes vitamins which help her maintain her body. She also believes that it’s essential to get a good night rest in order to keep healthy.
She loves McDonald’s and swears by it. Megan only eats the patty and not the bun.
Below is what her diet usually consists of.
Breakfast – Wheat-free bread with beans and cheese
Lunch – Thai green curry.
Dinner – Any homemade meal
Snacks – Anything from McDonald’s
Megan McKenna Favorite Things
Food – McDonald’s burger, Spaghetti Bolognese with gluten-free pasta.
Singer – Dolly Parton
Megan McKenna Facts
While growing up, she was shy and faced bullying in school.
Initially, her parents couldn’t afford the tuition fees at The Arts Education School, London, so her grandparents paid it instead.
Her debut songs “High Heeled Shoes” and “Far Cry From Love” received amazing responses and even ousted Taylor Swift off the No. 1 spot on the U.K. iTunes chart.
Megan always had a flair for singing which she showcased various times on television. She qualified for the semifinals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, and auditioned for multiple seasons of The X Factor UK. She also competed in open mic nights.
She gained popularity when she appeared on MTV’s Ex on the Beach in 2015, and then a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother in 2016.
She launched her brand called “Mouthy by Megan McKenna”, which consists of beauty products such as lipsticks, glosses, and liners.
She loves cooking and enjoys making homemade meals.
She auditioned as a replacement for Linzi Peel who was the founding member of the girl band LOLA managed by Jess Wright. She joined the band. However, the group parted ways soon after.
Megan auditioned for The X Factor twice, and managed to qualify for the 6 chair challenge but was eliminated.
She opened a restaurant named McK Grill in 2017 which serves gluten and wheat free dishes.
Megan appeared in the musical One More Dance in December 2016. By this, she made her West End musical debut.
Megan has a poodle named Daisy.
She was diagnosed with celiac disease at the age of 11 and hence eats gluten free / wheat free diet.
In 2017, burglars broke into her home and ransacked it. The thieves managed to steal her designer purses and jewelry amongst other belongings.