MEGAN McKenna has reached a career high – becoming pals with her idol Miley Cyrus.
The former reality TV star turned country singer has battled to be taken seriously behind the mic.
And she “couldn’t believe her luck” when Miley reached out to her.
A pal of Megan said: “It’s Christmas come early for her. She’s so thrilled.”
Miley, 26, commented on Megan’s post – replying with four heart emojis – and began following her on Instagram.
It was “an honour” for the ex-TOWIE star to be revered by the American singer she has looked up to throughout her short musical career.
Miley, a former Hannah Montana child TV prodigy, has sold more than 20 million albums and 55 millions singles worldwide.
Her “Nashville twang” and raunchy on-stage antics – including touching Robin Thicke’s crotch with a foam finger during an MTV awards performance of Blurred Lines – have won her a global fan base.
Miley replied to Megan and followed her after the Brit joked about wanting her to ‘put the wig back on one last time and be Hannah Montana for Halloween.”
Megan added: “If Miley turned to Hannah Montana for a concert I would legit wee myself.”
MTV UK has been teasing fans on social media with the idea that Miley could once more appear as her childhood Disney Channel character.
Megan wrote of Miley: “Your music inspires me – Queen.”
Megan made waves in the music industry after knocking Taylor Swift off of the top of the iTunes chart with her singles High Heeled Shoes and Far Cry From Love.
Prior to her stints on Ex On The Beach, Celebrity Big Brother and TOWIE, Megan dreamed of being a country singer and auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor.
Her most recent reality TV jaunt involved the Essex native trying out her tunes in Nashville and her dream-chasing paid off.
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While Megan, 26, has repeatedly cited fellow country star Miley as an inspiration she said she could never ride on a giant inflatable penis like she did during her Bangerz Tour.
She performs a ‘Miley medley’ on her tour and “dreams of a collaboration” with her favourite star.
Fans agreed, with ‘Debz Mac’ writing: “Please do a duet.”
In 2018 Megan, who dated tragic Love Island star Mike Thalassitis, supported Michael Buble at the British Summer Time show in Hyde Park.
Miley has been the subject of a media storm since she and Hollywood hunk hubby Liam Hemsworth split.
The Slide Away singer has been dating stylist Kaitlyn Carter, 31, with the duo sharing a series of raunchy snaps together.
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