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Megan McKenna

Megan McKenna is a singer, songwriter, businesswoman, and television personality from England. Moreover, Megan McKenna came to fame after making appearances on Ex on the Beach (2015–2016). She earned wider attention for appearing on Celebrity Big Brother (2016) and The Only Way Is Essex (2016–2017).

Early Life

Megan Elizabeth McKenna best known as Megan McKenna was born on the 26th of September 1992, in Barking, London, England. According to her birth date, this English actress is 30 years old and holds British nationality. Moreover, she has a birth sign of Libra and believes in Christianity by religion. McKenna is the daughter of Dave McKenna (father) and Tanya McKenna (mother). She grew up with her sister, Milly McKenna.

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Caption: Megan McKenna with her parents (Source: CelebsFirst)

Talking about her academic career, she attended the Arts Educational School to study musical theatre and later her family moved to Chiswick. Moreover, she explained that as a child, she was bullied at school.

Megan McKenna – Net Worth 2023

As of 2022, McKenna has a net worth of $3 million, which she earned from her professional career. She makes her income from her albums, television appearances, books, and concerts.

Professional Career

Reality television shows

Talking about her professional career, Megan McKenna auditioned for the famous talent show competition, ‘Britain’s Got Talent,’ in 2009 and became part of the show’s third series. She later joined Jessica Wright’s girl band, ‘Lola.’ In 2010, she was cast in the main cast of the seventeenth series of the popular reality television series, ‘The Only Way Is Essex.’

Because Megan wanted to focus more on her singing career, she chose to audition for the famous television music competition, ‘The X Factor.’ She returned to the competition in 2014 after making it to the boot camp level in 2013. Simon Cowell praised her voice on the first audition. He went on to add that she would never be regarded seriously as a country singer since she was from Essex.

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Caption: Megan McKenna performing, in reality, show X factor (Source: The Mirror)

Megan was cast in the third series of the famous reality TV series ‘Ex on the Beach,’ in 2015. After becoming well-known as a television personality, she was cast as one of the housemates in the seventeenth series of ‘Celebrity Big Brother.’ She was evicted on January 22, 2016, after surviving in the house for 18 days and receiving the fewest votes.

She later appeared as a guest on several prominent television series, including ‘The Saturday Show,’ ‘Big Brother’s Bit on the Side,’ ‘Celebrity Juice,’ ‘This Morning,’ and ‘The Wright Stuff.’

Debut Album

Megan had a busy year in 2017, as she debuted her singing career and then opened her restaurant in the same year. Her debut EP included successful songs such as ‘Far Cry from Love’ and ‘High Heeled Shoes.’ In the same year that she opened her restaurant ‘MCK Grill’ in Woodford Green, she decided to appear in her program, ‘There is Something About Megan.’

The show was then shown on the British television station ‘ITVBe.’ Megan has developed her own cosmetics line called ‘Mouthy,’ for which she has even posed. She performed at ‘The Real Full Monty Ladies Night’ in 2018 to raise breast cancer awareness.

Autobiography and Books

Mouthy, McKenna’s debut autobiographical book, was published by John Blake on July 26, 2018. The book was the number one best-seller in the Sunday Times. She appeared in the first season of Celebs on the Farm later that month. Her debut album, Story of Me, was released on December 7, 2018.
She appeared in the sixth season of the E4 reality show Celebs Go Dating in February 2019. McKenna competed in the ITV program The X Factor: Celebrity from October to November 2019, finally being declared the champion and gaining a record deal with Syco on November 30.
She released the song “Ruin Your Night” on May 28, 2021, followed by “Won’t Go Back Again” on September 24, 2021. McKenna announced the release of her second book in October 2021. Can You Make That Gluten-Free? , the book is a gluten-free food book inspired by her coeliac diagnosis. She published her first original Christmas song, “Family at Christmas” on November 19, 2021.

Recent Career

She confirmed her exit from her record label in June 2022. Moreover, she revealed that their preference for pop music over country songs had heavily influenced her pop music releases with them.  Following her departure, she announced that she would be independently releasing a song a week, beginning with the single “Baby Talk” on 24 June 2022. Later that month, she performed at Glastonbury Festival, a moment she had “dreamt of” throughout her career.


As of now, this multi-talented girl has not yet earned any kind of awards or recognition. But looking at her career success, she might earn some of them in the following years.

Relationship Status

Mckenna is currently unmarried but is in a relationship with footballer, Lloyd Jones. Jones plays football for Cambridge United. According to MailOnline, the singer is over heels in love with Lloyd, and she even attended his match against Charlton.
In the past, she has dated Jordan Davies, ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ co-star Pete Wicks, English footballer Michael Thalassitis, and Josh Riley. However, this television personality is not a part of controversy nor has rumors at the moment.

Body Measurements

Megan McKenna stands 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 55 kg. Moreover, she has light brown hair with blue eyes color and has a measurement of 35-23.5-35 inches. Likewise, she wears a bra size 32C, a dress size 6US, and a shoe size 8 US.

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Caption: Megan McKenna posing for a photo (Source: Liverpool Echo)

Megan McKenna – Social Media

On her Instagram page, there are more than 2.5 million followers. Likewise, there are more than 590.5k followers on Twitter and more than 331k followers on Facebook. Likewise, she has a self-titled YouTube Channel, there are more than 22.5k subscribers on it.