Megan McKenna can best be described as a star of many talents. The British-born is a serial reality TV star, a country music singer, an entrepreneur, a writer and a whole lot of other things. She shot into the limelight in 2015 when she appeared on the reality TV series Ex on the Beach. The following year, she featured in two separate reality TV series The Only Way Is Essex and Celebrity Big Brother season 17.
Following the success of her television features, McKenna ultimately took advantage of her new-found fame to fully launch her music career in 2017. She dropped her debut EP in late 2017 and the following year, she released her debut studio album Story of Me.
Megan Mckenna’s Biography
This multi-talented star was born Megan Elizabeth McKenna on the 26th day of September in the year 1992. Her mother and father are Tanya and Dave Mckenna and she was raised alongside 2 siblings, a younger sister named Millie and a brother named Harry.
Growing up, Mckenna studied at a number of performing arts schools including Ravenscourt Theatre School in London and The Arts Educational Schools in Chiswick, London. Let’s take a closer look at the life of this multitalented star in 5 fast facts; her rise to fame, her music career, and other interesting details.
5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know
Megan Mckenna has numerous television credits to her name. She appeared in seasons 4 and 5 of the reality series Ex on the Beach (2015-16) and on the 17th series of Celebrity Big Brother in 2016. Mckenna was equally on the main cast of another reality TV show Ex on the Beach (2016-17) starting from the 17th to the 21st series. In 2018, she featured in the TV series Celebs on the Farm and was also a guest panelist on the reality game show I’m a Celebrity: Extra Camp. She has equally guest-starred on several other television series.
She Headlined her own Reality Show
In 2017, the multitalented star headlined her own reality TV show There’s Something About Megan. The show chronicled her journey to Nashville, United States in the summer of 2016 in a bid to break into the country music scene. That trip can be adjudged to have been successful going by the results which it yielded.
Megan Mckenna’s music career dates back to her teenage years. Back in 2009, she featured on season 3 of the talent show Britain’s Got Talent as a member of a music duo “Harmony”. The duo reached the semi-final stage of the competition before eventually getting eliminated.
Apparently, Mckenna took a hiatus from music after appearing on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. She ultimately launched a full-blown music career in 2017 with the release of her debut EP High Heeled Shoes. The EP dropped in September 2017 and contained 2 hit singles “High Heeled Shoes” and “Far Cry from Love” both of which reached number 1 on the UK iTunes chart within 24 hrs of their release.
Following the success of her debut EP, the multitalented star released her first studio album Story of Me in December 2018. The album debuted atop the UK iTunes country chart and it equally reached the top ten of the mainstream UK iTunes chart.
Beyond her flourishing showbiz career, Megan Mckenna also has some other profitable business ventures to her name. She established a restaurant “MCK Grill” in Woodford Green, East London in May 2017.
2018 was indeed a very busy year for the British born star as she released her first clothing line “Studio Mouthy” as well as a cosmetics line “Mouthy Cosmetics”. In July 2018, Mckenna also published her autobiography Mouthy which was ranked number 1 on the Sunday Times bestseller list.
Megan Mckenna is also known to have a rather interesting dating timeline. Her list of famous ex-boyfriends include fellow reality TV stars Stephen Bear, Jordan Davies, Scott Timlin a.k.a. Scotty T and Pete Wicks. The multitalented star is known to have been involved with English-born actor Harry Eden.
Mckenna also had a highly publicized romantic involvement with English-born pro footballer and reality TV star Mike Thalassitis in a rather short-lived relationship in 2018. They first got together late in 2017 but after dating for 7 months, they parted ways in July 2018. Following their acrimonious split, the former lovers made headlines owing to allegations of domestic abuse.