The finalist said that the female contestants got more 'stick' than the boys.
One of the most interesting characters on Love Island this year was finalist Megan Barton Hanson.
The former stripper and glamour model was revealed to have transformed herself with £25,000 worth of plastic surgery, but was quite shy and reserved, revealing insecurities about her looks, career, and personality. Basically, she wasn’t a bit like what viewers expected her to be.
She earned a reputation for being a player, dating Eyal, Wes, and Specsavers Alex before going back to Wes and making things official.
But speaking to Grazia, she said she thinks she was given a ‘harder time’ for exploring her options than the Island’s other big ‘player’, Adam.
People definitely do give girls a harder time than men. Look at Adam – how many girls did he go through? It’s sexist. They’re painting me out to be the biggest player, but it’s a dating show and I tested the water.
She mentions the ‘stick’ she got for having sex in the villa, wondering why people can’t get their heads around the fact that women can also enjoy sex. “Even the fact that I had sex in the villa, I’m open about that. Women enjoy sex just as men. Like, why can’t we say it? We should empower each other,” she says.
Megan also opened up about her self-confidence issues, which so many viewers found it hard to comprehend – how could this woman, with her surgically perfected looks and glamour model past, call herself shy?
People don’t understand: How could you possibly be shy and insecure but comfortable being naked? To go up and speak in front of people, that would be my absolute worst nightmare. But to go and parade around half-naked, I’d be absolutely fine. You can be shy in different ways.
The more we get to know Megan, the more we like her.