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Love Island's Megan Barton Hanson Has Come Out As Bisexual

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

02:27 4 Jun 2019


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Megan Barton Hanson comes out as bisexual

Love Island 2018 contestant Megan Barton Hanson has come out as bisexual.

In a candid interview with The Sun this week she reveals she first fell in love with a woman when she was 16-years-old.

'We'd like hang out, and one thing led to another.'

 

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Megan told the publication, 'I just felt like I needed to get with a guy because society said so...'

'But after the s**t I've been through, I just want to see how it goes with a woman.'

 

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'I first fell in love with a girl when I was 16, but it wasn't even in a sexual way.'

'I never saw her just in that way, but we'd like hang out, and one thing led to another.'

 

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'We would do everything together. I found her more and more attractive, and not even the way she looked, just like the way she was in general.'

Megan says, 'I just feel like I have a deeper connection with women. I think long-term I would get with a woman, but it's hard.'

She admits, 'I really want kids, so that's something I'd need to look into when the time comes.'

 

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The reality star goes on to admit she's never had a long term romance with a woman.

'Since then I've slept with girls, but I've never had long term romances with girls.'

'It's not just a sexual thing for me, I feel like I have a deeper connection with women.'

Megan first auditioned for Love Island in 2017

The 2018 Love Island contestant reveals she actually auditioned for the show the year previous but she wasn't accepted.

She thinks her sexuality had a lot to do with the rejection.

'I was super open and said I feel like I’m more into girls, but I think that's what put them off.'

 

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When she auditioned last year, she kept her sexuality a secret in fear it might get in her way again.

'In Love Island I already felt I had a stigma attached to me because of being a stripper,' she said.

'I didn't want to like add to it by revealing I like girls as well!'

 

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Megan made it to the final with her boyfriend Wes Nelson last summer.

They stayed together for a number of months after leaving the villa.

However, they hit a rough patch earlier this year and announced their split.

 

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The time is right now

After keeping her sexuality a secret from the public for a year, Megan feels like the time is now right for her to come out.

'I'm 25, I want to find someone, maybe not the one, but the one for now,' she said.

'I want to find someone to travel with and enjoy life with, so I feel like I just need to be a bit brave now and say it how it is.'

'It's so easy to let fear of people's opinions stop you from being true to yourself.'

 

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'When I first came out, my parents were like 'OK', but even if they weren't OK for me it's not about pleasing people...'

'It's about being comfortable in your own skin and I'm learning that now as I get older.'

'Although we're much more open-minded and less judgemental now, there is still a lot of judging around people's sexuality.'

 

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'If you have any type of platform I think it's important to use it for people who don't have a voice.'

'There's a lot of people who fear they can't come out - but the more it's spoken about the more it becomes less of a thing.'

The reality star reveals she's joined a lesbian dating app but says the women on the app are, 'really butch.'

'If I haven't found anyone in three months I'm done. I'm going to go to the nunnery,' she jokes.

Megan think Love Island 2019's Anna is cute

Megan has revealed the last person she was intimate was man.

She referred to the experience as, 'highly disappointing.'

'That's why I feel more compatible and comfortable with women.'

 

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She admits she never got with a girl in Love Island because, 'nobody caught [her] eye.'

However, there is one girl on this year's show that Megan is keen on.

'This year I find Anna Vakili really attractive, she's cute.'

 

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Megan is currently gearing up to star in the new series of Celebs Go Dating. 

You can read all about that here.


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