Who is Megan Hauserman?
Megan Hauserman was born on 5 November 1981, in Boca Raton, Florida, USA, and is a reality television personality as well as a model, best known for her appearances in several VH1 reality shows. Two that she’s worked on include “Beauty and the Geek”, and “I Love Money”
The Net Worth of Megan Hauserman
Megan Hauserman has a net worth estimated to be over $150,000, earned through success on television, from her appearances as well as her prize winnings. She’s also done modeling work, which has boosted her wealth.
Early Life, Modelling, and Television Beginnings
While Megan was born in Florida, her family later moved to Chicago, Illinois where she would grow up. In 2006, she started her career online, gaining attention from the publication “Playboy” and was named as the Playboy Cyber Girl of the Week. This opened more doors for her modelling work, also continuing as a Cybergirl, appearing in a Cybergirl Xtra feature for the company.
She also did work for Bench Warmer International, which is known for producing trading cards featuring popular models.
As her fame grew, she was invited to become a part of the third season of “Beauty and the Geek” on the WB network, in which she was partnered with Alan “Scooter” Zackheim; she managed to avoid elimination and actually win the competition. She intended to use half of the money to go on vacation to Disneyland, however, she later retracted that idea, and instead put all of her money towards her mortgage. In 2009, she began working for the magazine “Guitar World”, doing several photoshoots and features for the magazine.
Continued Reality Television Appearances
Hauserman then competed during the second season of the VH1 reality competition series “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels”. She joined the show through a casting call advertisement posted on Craigslist, and was chosen from thousands of applicants. She reached fifth place in the competition, and was eliminated because Michaels never felt a real connection with her. The event left her heartbroken for some time, as she apparently fell in love with Michaels while filming the show.
This would be the first of many VH1 shows she would take part in – she was invited to compete in the first season of “I Love Money”, featuring former contestants of other VH1 shows competing for a cash prize of $250,000. During the finale of the show, she quit after learning that former contestants would be returning to judge the final three. She did not want them to have the satisfaction of judging her, and then stated that she was only there to have fun, not competing for the money.
She also knew that she would be the target of that jury, as she had used different tactics to outsmart her opponents during the show.
Other Television Appearances
Megan’s next television project was in VH1’s “Rock of Love: Charm School”, which featured former “Rock of Love” contestants. The show’s premise is that these contestants must learn proper etiquette for a chance at a $100,000 prize. She finished in 10th place, feuding with host Sharon Osbourne during the show, and later filing a lawsuit against Osbourne after the host pulled her hair in response to derogatory comments made by Megan.
She also appeared on the VH1 program “The Great Debate”, in which she talked about past and present pop culture topics. Other programs included “Sexiest Women of Reality TV Swimsuit Calendar Edition”, and “BadAss” which aired on Playboy TV. She also appeared in a commercial for Truth.com, and was featured in an episode of “E! True Hollywood Story” which discussed her life during and after reality television.
In 2015, she was interviewed for the CNBC show “American Greed”, talking about her encounter with Tim Durham in an episode entitled “The Playboy of Indiana”.
Personal Life and Megan Wants a Millionaire Controversy
Hauserman is engaged to professional golfer and business owner Derren Edward. They reside in Boca Raton, and have a child together. She admitted to wanting to start a family but still wants to do television work as well. After the birth of her child, her television appearances have been more sporadic.
She had another project with VH1 that was canceled after three episodes called “Megan Wants a Millionaire”, when one of the contestants in the show, Ryan Jenkins, became a suspect in the murder of model Jasmine Fiore. The victim was found strangled, brutally beaten, and stuffed in a suitcase, left in a dumpster in California. The body was mutilated so that it would become unrecognizable, but authorities figured out her identity through breast implant serial numbers.
The suspect Jenkins started behaving erratically following the discovery of the body, leaving his penthouse with a handgun. He wanted to move to Canada based, but the Canadian authorities were already warned about him. He fled to various locations by boat, and landed in Point Roberts, Canada, meeting with his half-sister and checking in a motel. There was little activity in the motel for the next three days, and after failing to check out, it was discovered that he had committed suicide.