Megan Mckenna Age And Rise To Fame

By Amelia Slater

21st April 2020

Megan McKenna Age And Rise To Fame

Find out everything you want to know about singer/songwriter and reality sensation Megan McKenna: age, TOWIE and success as a solo artist.

1992 – Megan McKenna Is Born In Barking, London

Megan McKenna is born on 26th September 1992 in Barking, London. She and her parents relocate to Chiswick in order for Megan to study musical theatre at the Arts Education School.

The reality star later reveals in her autobiography Mouthy that she had been a victim of bullying whilst at school.

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Megan McKenna Age 16 – She Reaches The Semi-Finals Of Britain’s Got Talent As Part Of Music Duo Harmony

In 2009, a hardly recognisable and surprisingly timid 17-year-old Megan McKenna and her pal take to the Britain’s Got Talent stage in front of judges Piers Morgan, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell.

Together as singing duo Harmony, the girls perform a pitch perfect rendition of ‘What is This Feeling?’ from broadway musical Wicked.

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Age 18 – Megan Makes Her TOWIE Debut

At the age of 18, Megan goes on to make her first appearance in Northeast London reality show The Only Way Is Essex which will later see her take a place in the regular cast.

In the show, the brunette beauty not only catches the eye of TOWIE O.G Mark Wright but also auditions to be part of girl-group LOLA alongside his sister Jessica.

As part of girl-band LOLA, Megan performs at T4 Stars of 2010.

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Age 22 – Megan Auditions For The X Factor

In a bid to kick off her singing career, Megan auditions for British singing competition The X Factor in 2014 and 2015 respectively. She gets through to the bootcamp stage of the competition but doesn’t make it to the live shows.

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Age 23 – She Begins Her Reality TV Career By Appearing On MTV’s Ex on the Beach

In 2015, Megan made her reality debut on MTV’s Ex on the Beach where she appeared in the third series. She makes a name for herself with her fiery temper and is known for being involved with Stephen Bear and Jordan Davies whilst on the show.

She later re-enters the show for series 4 as Jordan Davies’ ex-girlfriend.

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Age 23 – She Becomes A Housemate In The Seventeenth Series Of Celebrity Big Brother

In 2016, Megan arguably becomes one of the most iconic Big Brother contestants of all time after having several melt-downs and heated confrontations during her 18 day stint in the house

The star trademarks her ‘mouthy’ nature and receives a formal warning from the big bosses for her ‘aggressive and threatening behaviour’.

Her meltdowns had viewers reminiscent of contestant Nikki Graham who had appeared on the reality show a decade earlier.

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Age 23 – Megan Joins The Cast Of The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE)

Six years after making her debut in TOWIE girl-group LOLA, Megan’s fiery personality once again catches the eye of TOWIE executives and she lands a role as a full-time cast member of the Essex-based reality series.

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Age 24 – Megan’s Country Music Career Takes Off

At just 24, Megan stars in her own reality series There’s Something About Megan which saw the reality star travel to Nashville, Tennessee to kick off her career in country music. After the series finale, Megan releases her debut EP.

Her singles ‘High Heeled Shoes’ and ‘Far Cry From Love’ both top the UK iTunes chart. They also enter number 43 and 5 the UK Singles Chart.

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Age 27 – Megan Wins The X Factor: Celebrity

In November 2019, Megan’s dream of making it in the music industry finally comes true after she competes in the celebrity version of UK singing competition The X Factor.

After two unsuccessful attempts to make it to the live shows in the past, Megan took viewers’ breath away with her soulful vocals and original songs.

Not only was she later crowned the winner, having gained 46.3% of the final vote, but she also won a record deal with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco.

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Now it seems to be true, Megan has Everything….

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