Megan Wants a Millionaire (partially lost VH1 reality show; 2009)
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 15th, 2009. The show was quickly pulled out of respect for the family of Jasmine Fiore having only aired three episodes. While the three episodes of Megan Wants a Millionaire were aired, all are not available with only clips surviving.
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. Throughout the show, Megan would bring celebrity guests to help pick which contestants stayed and who would be eliminated.
- Megan Hauserman
- Rob Locke
- Brandi Cunningham
- Cecille Gahr
- Robin Antin
Most contestants did not reveal their surnames
- TJ Diab
- Corey Thoma
- Matt Riviera
- Donald Farmer
- Audi Pineda
- Ryan Jenkins
- Sharay Hayes
- Dave Levine
Megan Wants a Millionaire aired on VH1 on August 2nd, 2009, at 9:30 PM Est/Pst. 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 bat due to the questionable premise of the show.
CancelationThe last episode of Megan Wants a Millionaire titled Billion Dollar Doggie aired on August 16th, 2009. On August 18th, 2009 contestant Ryan Jenkins was named a person of interest in the murder of Jasmine Fiore.
On August 19th, 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.
VH1 would officially cancel Megan Wants a Millionaire on August 22nd, 2009, along with the third season of I Love Money due to Ryan Jenkins being in that season. On August 23rd, 2009, exactly one day after Megan Wants a Millionaire was cancelled, Ryan Jenkins was found dead in a motel in Hope, British Columbia, Canada after he committed suicide via hanging.
With only three episodes of six confirmed episodes ofMegan Wants a Millionaire having aired prior to Ryan Jenkins being named a person of interest in the murder of his wife, all episodes intended to air after that point are not available online. The three broadcast episodes of the show were also considered lost for many years, with brief clips seen in news reports and other such content being all that was available. On January 4th, 2020, said episodes were uploaded to Google Drive by user Delbert lanier.
On February 9th, Megan Hauserman herself uploaded two of the unaired episodes to her YouTube channel.
The remaining final unaired episode has still not been recovered as of this writing.
|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.||Found|
|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.||Found|
|3||Billion Dollar Doggie||Megan asks the guys to create business plans designed to make Lily the most marketable and valuable of Chihuahuas.||Found|
|4||Battle Royale||Megan puts the men through a physical challenge.||Found|
|5||Name Unknown||Megan confronts a man who is buckling under the pressure.||Found|
|6||Name Unknown||One of the millionaires sits out during "The Megan Dollar Pyramid."||Lost|
- IMDB page for the first three episodes Retrieved 17 Dec '19
- Plot for Megan Wants a Millionaire. Retrieved 16 Dec '19
- The contestants of Meagan Wants a Millionaire. Retrieved 17 Dec '19
- Article on Megan Wants a Millionairepremering. Retrieved 16 Dec '19
- Offical statement by VH1 regarding Ryan Jenkins. Retrieved 17 Dec '19
- Article on VH1 officially canceling Megan Wants a Millionaire. Retrieved 17 Dec '19
- Telegraph article talking about the death of Ryan Jenkins. Retrieved 19 Dec '19
- Google Play store with the synopisis of all six episodes. Retrieved 17 Dec '19