By Nancy Hargreaves

29th January 2020

Megan McKenna Lips: Why She Ditched The Fillers

Megan McKenna’s lips have changed recently, and there’s a reason! The TOWIE and Celebrity X Factor star ditched her lip fillers because she wants to be taken seriously as a recording artist.

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Megan McKenna’s Lips

Megan had revealed in the past that she regularly got her lips done at the Natasha Lucy Clinics, which costs £350 per time.

The 27 year old star appeared on Loose Women, where she talked about the change. Megan McKenna’s lips were altered with fillers to make them look bigger, because of her body dysmorphia. She said:

“I look back at these pictures of myself and I think, what were you thinking?” I can’t deal with my lips.”

“I would be going onto editing apps and still not happy going, I can make that even bigger.”

“I did have body dysmorphia, it’s clear. I would look in the mirror and go, I could have more filler today.”

Because of her appearance, Megan McKenna’s lips were getting all the attention, rather than her singing talent. She said in the same interview:

“Everything I was doing was being linked back to my mouth.”

“I’d be doing shows like this and all the articles would be like “Megan and her trout pout, big lips.”

“I thought I’m trying so hard to be taken seriously here and this is never gonna happen.”

“I remember flying home feeling embarrassed about what I look like and I thought, I need to get them out. I’ve learned to accept the way I look.”

Megan McKenna’s Lips Were Often Talked About

Megan was known in part for her distinctive lips, so much so she even named her 2018 autobiography Mouthy! On Loose Women, she talked about how the talk about her appearance affected her:

“I’d be doing shows like this and all the articles would be like “Megan and her trout pout, big lips.”

“I thought I’m trying so hard to be taken seriously here and this is never gonna happen.”

“I remember flying home feeling embarrassed about what I look like and I thought, I need to get them out. I’ve learned to accept the way I look.”

Megan’s Rise To Fame

Megan rose to fame on MTV’s Ex On The Beach. She went on to appear on Celebrity Big Brother, TOWIE, and Celebs Go Dating.

On Loose Women, Megan talked about her rise to fame as a reality star, how she wants to change the perception of her, and how she wants to be taken seriously as a singer. She said:

“I wouldn’t turn back the clock. I’ve done a lot of growing up over the last few years, mine was all on camera it’s a bit embarrassing.”

Megan went on to win The X Factor: Celebrity in 2019, and signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco label.

While on the show, she showed another side of her, performing her own ballads – wowing the judges. She was one of Louis Walsh’s contestants, and used her time on the show to demonstrate how she’s changed.

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How Megan Changed Her Life As Well As Her Appearance

As well as changing her appearance, Megan has changed many things in her life on her journey to become a singing star. She broke up with boyfriend Zack Gilbert, a convicted ex con, and even gave up drinking alcohol.

What Do Fans Think Of Megan McKenna’s Lips Now?

Megan McKenna’s lips have got her some positive attention. She debuted her new look with a selfie, and her followers were quick to compliment her more natural appearance, saying:

“Lips look so much better natural”

And:

“Way too pretty for fillers, looking so much better #lessismore,”

And:

“Omg you look so natural and fresh so so much lovelier”

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Megan’s Musical Journey

X Factor: Celebrity isn’t Megan’s first journey into music. She dreamed of having a music career as a child, and even went to ArtsEd Theatre School in her teenage years. Megan played the violin, but focused on being a singer. She even appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009!

Megan moved away from reality TV and into country music in 2017 when the ITVBe documentary There’s Something About Megan followed her journey her to America while trying to break the music industry. While she went on to become a reality star, she always wanted to perform, and topped the Country Music Chart with her song High Heeled Shoes in 2017. In 2018, she appeared at British Summer Time Festival.

About her music career, Megan said:

“I’ve been putting everything into my work, focusing on my work and writing music. I feel like Nashville is my happy place and I am feeling good.”

“Writing music actually is like therapy for me, because it’s like writing everything down in a diary and it’s definitely a way of getting all my emotions and feelings down on paper.”

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Who has Megan dated?

Megan has been in several relationships over the years since first appearing on our screens. She dated Jordan Davies, who she met in 2015 on Ex On The Beach. The couple went on to get engaged in the finale of the fourth series, but split a few months later at the end of 2015.

After that, she dated Pete Wicks in 2016, but the couple split after a sexting scandal later that year. The couple later got back together, but split up on TOWIE in 2017.

She was then with Love Island’s Mike Thalassitis, but the couple split in 2018. Mike sadly passed away in 2019 as a result of suicide.

Until July 2019, Megan dated ex-con Zack Gilbert, who was jailed for assault. But the couple have reportedly split since then, while Megan focuses on her music.

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