Love Island’s Megan Barton-Hanson has been an emotional wreck in recent episodes.

The 24-year-old endured a difficult lie detector episode, where villa boyfriend Wes Nelson failed to fill her with confidence regarding their future relationship.

When asked whether he would like to introduce Megan to his parents, Wes answered yes. However, the lie detector said he was lying.

So what is Megan Barton-Hanson’s stripper past? And why has she been so upset about it?

Love Island: SR4: Ep29 on ITV2 - Alex Miller and Megan Barton-Hanson
Love Island: SR4: Ep29 on ITV2 – Alex Miller and Megan Barton-Hanson

What Was Megan Barton-Hanson’s Stripper Job?

Megan admitted to her stripper past early on in the series, way back when she was cracking on with Dr Alex George – if you can believe it!

Meg-Meg told him that Alex that she “had no money, so started dancing” to help support her studies.

There’s definitely a song about that sort of thing!

Megan worked as a PA for a law firm but slowly started to get more involved in stripping, where she worked for Sunset Strip Club in Southend, Essex.

There was one particular moment where Love Island fans were left baffled by Megan.

After dominating the striptease competition with some outrageously confident moves, Megan said that “she didn’t know what had come over her.”

Maybe it was the part of her brain that was used during stripping that simply kicked in?

Megan added: It’s really difficult trying to be sexy on demand…”

What About Topless Modelling?

It has also been revealed that Megan has done various topless modelling shoots.

Having now anchored down with Wes Nelson, after giving both Eyal Booker and Alex Miller trial run-outs, Megan appears to be far more embarrassed about her past than she was at the beginning of the series.

Megan said on camera: I know deep down if you had a son that was good at everything like you are, and smart and intelligent, would you want them to come back with a girl that’s done glamour modelling and stripping? Or would you want them to get with a girl who’s smart like a doctor or sensible Sally who works in an office, do you know what I mean?”

Megan Barton-Hanson’s Instagram

Megan’s Instagram account is one of the more sexually explicit social media platforms when it comes to Love Island 2018 contestants.

However, a lot of her raunchy content has been taken down as the series has progressed.

Nearing one million Insta followers, will Megan be coming out of the villa a ‘born-again virgin’?

See the difference between pre and post Love Island Instagram posts…

Before Love Island

Leaving Love Island


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