Getting the Love Island look does not come cheap, and I’m not just talking about the fortune spent on skimpy bikinis.
There is also the pressure to to remould your features and body type to fit the instantly recognisable image of a villa sun-lounger dweller.
Now, with her bleach blonde hair and glossy pout, Megan Barton Hanson appears to be the archetypal Love Islander; to the point where her first words could well have been ‘mugged off.’
However, Megan has lived a full and varied life before she ever went looking for ‘her type on paper’, and once looked very different indeed…
Pictures have emerged of the 24-year-old reality star where her face and figure look like they belong to another person entirely.
Megan appears to have gone through quite a transformation since she worked as a pole dancer at Sunset in Southend, Essex.
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One picture from the Sunset Facebook page shows Megan dressed as Wonderwoman as she dresses up with pals.
Others show close-ups of her face, which looks very different to the one which has torn apart ‘long-term’ villa couple Wes and Laura.
Her hair is also notably longer than the shoulder-length bob she is currently styling on the island.
Beauty expert Dr Tijion Esho has told the Mirror how glamorous Megan could well have splashed out £25,000 on altering her looks.
Dr Esho advised how Megan appears to have had a nose job and lip fillers, as well as botox in three areas of her face, due to the ‘minimal movement and absence of lines.’
Her cheeks and jawline also have more definition, leading the doctor to believe she has had volumising dermal fillers and a cannula approach.
Dr Esho thinks Megan has also had a boob job and buttock implants. Altogether, they estimate the cost of her transformation to be around £25,000. Now, you could get a fair few holidays in the sun for that sort of cash…
Megan has previously opened up about her former profession to unlucky-in-love show favourite, Dr Alex George:
Well I was a legal PA travelling for like three years, making no money and travelling back and forth into London.
Literally, I was like, I can’t do this anymore.
So on the side I started dancing and then I realised I was earning the same money that I would earn in a month in like two days.
Where it was in my area, everyone found out. The boys in my school turned up.
Despite scenes of passion with the previously committed Wes, Megan has already expressed a few doubts about her new flame:
The fact that it’s so fresh between us and there is no loyalties there.
He’s just taken a massive leap of faith leaving Laura.
If there’s a girl that he’s better suited with there’s nothing I can do.
JOSH SAID MEGAN USED LAURA’S SHOES TO RUN UP ON HER MAN LMAOOOOO #loveisland
— Princess Kaguya (@__Lunartic) June 27, 2018
Megan might be “Mrs Steal Yo Man” but she’s single handedly pulled this show from the brink of boredom. #LoveIsland
— ALEX ? (@InkedUpSHAQ) June 27, 2018
Repeat after me: Do not use Megan's Boohoo discount code. Do not use Wes' Boohoo discount code. #LoveIsland
— Em Sheldon (@emshelx) June 27, 2018
So, do you think Megan will find true love in the villa?
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications. When not Lad-ing about, she enjoys cooking, reading and trying not to fall over in Yoga.