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Megan McKenna says she’s flattered to be called UK’s Kylie Jenner as she continues to chase music dream

TOWIE star Megan followed in Kylie’s footsteps by releasing her own lip kits

Megan McKenna has said it’s a huge compliment to be compared to Kylie Jenner – and confirms that she’s still chasing her long desired music career.

TOWIE star Megan has followed in the footsteps of Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kylie by launching her very own lip kits and, like Kylie, they sold out in record time.

Needless to say, Megan’s rather thrilled by the success of her debut venture in the make-up world and, of course, the comparison to Kylie!

“I was in shock!” she told OK magazine . “I’m so happy that it’s growing in the way I wanted it to. A few people have called me the UK’s Kylie Jenner, which is a big compliment.”

Megan’s brand is called Mouthy by Megan McKenna; it started as lip kits then expanded to included highlighters, lip glosses and single matte lipsticks.

Megan’s flattered by the comparison to Kylie

Megan pictured on April 15 in Essex (Photo: JSH)

Kylie Jenner on Instagram this week (Photo: kyliejenner/Instagram)

Kylie’s Kylie Cosmetics, meanwhile, also started with lip kits but now includes a huge array of beauty products including blushers, highlighters – or kylighters, as Kylie calls them – and eyeshadows.

Meanwhile, the 24-year-old also told the mag she’s still hoping to pursue her popstar dreams and has been busy in the studio working on new music.

“I’m already going down that route,” she said. “I’ve secretly been in the studio for a while now. My dream is to get signed.”

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Megan’s been chasing a music career for years; as well as auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent as a teenager and trying out for Jess Wright’s band LOLA on TOWIE, she has spoken in the past about working in the studio on solo music.

She’s also performed on TOWIE and made her West End debut last year, appearing in the musical One More Dance.

Megan has always wanted a music career (Photo: Instagram)

Megan is in the studio working on solo music (Photo: Rex Features)

In March, Megan shared updates from the recording studio to social media, saying: “I am in the studio today. Working on some s**t and it’s going to be good!”

Last year, Megan spoke out about how serious she is about a music career and how she doesn’t want to release any songs to the public unless they’re perfect.

“I want to be able to show my vocals off and when I do do live performances, I’m going to do some acoustics just with a guitar and a stripped back version.”

“It’s just to show people how serious I am about it,” she told The Sun .

“I’m not one of them who will get up and mime – I want to completely perform.”

Megan and Pete are not back together (Photo: Phil Lewis/WENN)

Meanwhile, a rep for Megan denied this week the star is back together with ex-boyfriend Pete Wicks.

After weeks of tear-filled arguments, the couple were spotted getting close as they filmed the TOWIE finale earlier this week – sparking rumours that they were giving their relationship another go.

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But now Megan’s representative has released an official statement about the on-off couple’s relationship.

And a reconciliation is definitely NOT on the cards.

Megan McKenna is NOT back with her ex Pete Wicks (Photo: ITVBe)

“These reports are false, they are just friends, nothing more,” Megan’s representative told Mirror Online.

The official statement comes after Megan lashed out on Twitter earlier today.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, she wrote: “False info. Once again. Whoever tryna earn a few quid go back to your day job. We are NOT back together or working on s**t. SICK OF PEOPLE! (sic)”

It hasn’t been plain sailing for the pair (Photo: Supplied by WENN)

This fight was chaos and we all thought it was over (Photo: FameFlynet)

It was previously reported that the pair wanted to give their fiery romance another go during TOWIE’s four month break and were planning a private getaway to reconnect.

A source told The Sun : “Megan and Pete still love each other despite everything and they want their time off from TOWIE to be about them and try to rekindle what they had.

“They realised that the pressure of fame and having the cameras on their relationship was responsible for so many of their problems.

“The whole cast now have four months off from TOWIE, so Megan and Pete are going to use this time to focus on them, and enjoy the space and privacy to let their relationship grow.”

There’s been so much drama between the pair that fans accused TV bosses of turning TOWIE into ‘The Megan and Pete Show’.

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Viewers took to Twitter to vent their frustration at the focus on the on-again-off-again couple.

“Why has the whole of #TOWIE just turned into the Pete and Megan show?” Asked @emmafitz2011 on Twitter.

While a frustrated @marissatom16 tweeted: “Is Pete and Megan drama ever going to end?! Ffs [sic].”

Another wrote: “This whole Megan & Pete breakup vs everyone is starting to annoy me… it’s becoming boring now.”

The break-ups and make-ups:

April 2017: TOWIE episode hints at a reconciliation between the pair.

March 2017 : Megan confirms split over Twitter.

“Enough of the s**t… yes me and pete have split. I was keeping quite out of respect for him.’I was keeping quite out of respect for him. But as he’s been ‘blabbing’ and bragging about other Tv shows I will now confirm we are OVER.

“And have been over for a while. End of the speculations. Now let me move on with my life. Thanks.”

January 2017: Rumours of a split spread after Megan was seen running out of the National Television Awards in floods of tears while reportedly pleading and calling: ‘Pete’ – calls her handsome boyfriend swiftly ignored.

They later reconciled and went on holiday.

September 2016 : Megan threatens to dump Pete after it emerges he was sexting his ex Jacqui Ryland while the pair were on holiday. In scenes shot for ITV Megan confronts Pete, who claimed she was boring on holiday in the text messages, the pair eventually reconcile.