Megan Wants a Millionaire (partially lost VH1 reality show; 2009)

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Promotional shot for Megan Wants a Millionaire

Status: Partially Found

Megan Wants a Millionaire was a reality TV show that aired on VH1 from August 2nd until August 16th of 2009. The show revolved around seventeen men who had to compete in order to win the love of swimsuit model Megan Hauserman. The show was plagued with controversies from the start due to Megan Hauserman becoming the trophy wife of whoever won the show. Already hit with low ratings, the final blow to Megan Wants a Millionaire came when contestant Ryan Jenkins had murdered his wife Jasmine Fiore on August 15, 2009. The show was quickly pulled out of respect for the family of Jasmine Fiore having only aired three episodes. While the three aired episodes of Megan Wants a Millionaire all are not available with only clips surviving.

Plot

Megan wants a Millionaire revolves around seventeen single suiter millionaires as they are put to the test in order to win over Megan. Each episode has the men take Megan out on increasingly expensive dates. With the help of her friends, contestants are eliminated based on their performance. The last man left gets to keep Megan as their trophy wife.[1] Throughout the show, Megan would bring celebrity guests to help pick who would stay and who would go.

Cast

  • Megan Hauserman
  • Rob Locke
  • Brandi Cunningham
  • Cecille Gahr
  • Robin Antin

Contestants

Most contestants did not reveal their surnames

  • TJ Diab
  • Corey Thoma
  • Matt Riviera
  • Donald Farmer
  • Audi Pineda
  • Ryan Jenkins
  • Sharay Hayes
  • Dave Levine
  • Francisco
  • Al
  • Alex
  • Dave
  • Mike
  • Joseph
  • Shaun
  • Garth
  • James

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Syndication

Megan Wants a Millionaire aired on VH1 on August 2, 2009, at 9:30 PM Est/Pst.[3] The first episode Breaking The Bank saw the elimination of Al, Audi, Donald, Garth, James. The show had very low ratings right off of the bad due to the questionable premise of the show.

Cancelation

The last episode of Megan Wants a Millionaire titled Billion Dollar Doggie aired on August 16, 2009. On August 18, 2009 contestant Ryan Jenkins was named a person of interest in the murder of Jasmine Fiore.
A photo of Ryan Jenkins

On August 19, 2009, VH1 put Megan Wants a Millionaire on indefinite hiatus out of respect for the Fiore family. VH1 also released an official statement:

Ryan Jenkins was a contestant on Megan Wants A Millionaire, an outside production, produced and owned by 51 Minds, that is licensed to VH1. The show completed production at the end of March. Given the unfortunate circumstances, VH1 has postponed any future airings. This is a tragic situation and our thoughts go out to the victim’s family.[4]

VH1 would officially cancel Megan Wants a Millionaire on August 22, 2009.[5]

Availability

With only three episodes of Megan Wants a Millionaire having aired prior to Ryan Jenkins being named a person of interest in the murder of his wife, all episodes are not available. As of the writing of this article, the only available piece of media for Megan Wants a Millionaire are clips from the highlights of the show.

Episode List

# Episode Title Synopsis Status
1 Breaking the Bank Seventeen millionaire bachelors from around the country arrive to try and win Meagan's heart, but they are quirkier than Megan expected. Lost
2 Will You Be My Valentine? Since Megan enjoys being spoiled by her man, she decides to pretend it's Valentine's Day and test her millionaires' skills in the gift-giving department. Lost
3 Billion Dollar Doggie Megan asks the guys to create business plans designed to make Lily the most marketable and valuable of Chihuahuas. Lost
4 Battle Royale Megan puts the men through a physical challenge. Lost
5 Name Unknown Megan confronts a man who is buckling under the pressure. Lost
6 Name Unknown One of the millionaires sits out during "The Megan Dollar Pyramid." Lost

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