Love Island's Megan

Love Island’s Megan opens up on how she was bullied as a stripper

Reality show contestant puts decision not to have many female friends down to "negativity"

Megan Barton Hanson has revealed “negative” comments from women when she worked as a stripper left her preferring the friendship of men.

The 24-year-old from Southend in Essex decided to ‘step away’ from having female pals after the blonde bombshell was left battling anxiety due to bullies.

And according to The Sun Online, the Love Island star shocked herself at how she made new female friends during her stay in the Majorcan villa.

“I’ve suffered from anxiety in the past – I feel like I’m more of an introvert person like Doctor Alex,” Megan is reported to have said.

ITV2 Love Island Megan Barton
Megan prefers to be pals with blokes (Credit: ITV)

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She continued: “I’m normally friends with boys. Girls tend to come with a lot of drama and politics.

“Life is stressful enough so usually I just hang around with guys.

“Dancing in the small town where I grew up meant a lot of girls had an opinion so I faced a lot of negativity.

“I just stepped away from all girls.”

Love Island's Megan gets advice from the girls
The reality show contestant feels she did bond with the other women in the villa, however (Credit: ITV)

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However, Megan hopes she will remain good friends with the likes of Samira, Ellie and Dani now the ITV2 series has come to a close.

Earlier this week, Scarlett Moffat revealed how she came under fire from online haters after saying she wasn’t rooting for Megan and her partner Wes Nelson to win.

Speaking on spin off show Aftersun, she told host Caroline Flack: “Do you know what it is, right?

“I’ve come across girls before where they’ve said they’ve got no friends who are girls and you can never trust them.”

Unlikely they’ll turn out to be celeb BFFs, then…

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