Megan McKenna is best kown for appearing 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.
Born Name Megan Elizabeth McKenna
Nick Name Mental Megs
Occupation Television personality, singer, Restaurateur
Years active 2009–present
Born: September 26, 1992, 26 years and 4 months, Essex, England
Sun Sign Libra
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Blue
Height 5 ft 6 in or 168 cm
Measurements 35-23.5-35 in or 89-60-89 cm
Bra Size 32C
Instruments Vocals, Violin, Guitar
Father – Dave McKenna
Mother – Tanya McKenna
Siblings – Milly McKenna (Younger Sister)
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.
Megan Elizabeth McKenna rose to fame in 2015 for appearing in the MTV reality series Ex on the Beach. She went on to become a housemate in the seventeenth series of Celebrity Big Brother in 2016. On 13 March 2016, McKenna made her first appearance on the reality television series The Only Way Is Essex. In 2017, she launched her music career, releasing her debut EP featuring “High Heeled Shoes” and “Far Cry from Love”. On December 7, 2018, McKenna released her debut album, “Story of Me”.
She first became known for reaching the semi-finals of third series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 as part of the music duo Harmony, then becoming a cast member on the third series of Ex on the Beach in 2015. 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. On 22 January 2016, she became the fourth housemate to be evicted having received the fewest votes to save, spending a total of 18 days in the house.
She has also appeared in The Only Way Is Essex in 2010 where she auditioned to be part of the girl-group LOLA, and auditioned for The X Factor as a country singer. On 13 March 2016, she joined The Only Way Is Essex full-time.
In May 2017, McKenna launched her own restaurant “MCK Grill” in Woodford Green. In September 2017 she starred in her own show on ITVBe, There’s Something About Megan, which sees her flying to Nashville to attempt a country music career.
On 26 July 2018, McKenna released her debut autobiographical book, Mouthy. The book topped the Sunday Times bestseller list.
In August 2018, McKenna took part in the first series of Celebs on the Farm. Later that month, she also released her first clothing range, Studio Mouthy. This accompanies her debut makeup range, Mouthy Cosmetics, which was relaunched in late 2018.
In November 2018, McKenna was confirmed to be participating in the sixth series of Celebs Go Dating, set to air in 2019 on E4.
Megan is represented by Bold Management.
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.
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.