Megan Hauserman bio updates, net worth, husband, facts.

Meghan Hauserman is a familiar face to the regular viewers of the VH1 network. The reality star cum model is one of the most recognized faces on the network. In a career that has spanned decades, Hauserman has managed to work on a number of reality series. Her work in each of the series not only brought Meghan fame but also several awards including the Cyber Girl of the Week, and Fox Reality Awards – Favorite Awkward Moment. Meghan, who also doubles down as a model, has enjoyed a diverse career. In this article, we take a closer look at Meghan Houseman and her career as a reality star.

Early Life

Megan Hauserman was born on the 5th of November 1981 in Boca Raton, Florida. Even though Meghan was born in Florida, her family later moved to Chicago where Meghan spent much of her childhood. Meghan joined the Olympic Heights Community High School before moving to the University of Illinois.

Megan Hauserman
Megan Hauserman

Professional Career

Meghan began her career early as she started working for Playboy Publication. This was back in 2006 and for the most part, Meghan worked online. It was during her appearance in the publication that Meghan was named the Playboy Cyber Girl of the Week. This brought attention to Meghan who was soon featured by Cybergirl Xtra. She was also featured by Bench Warmer International in one of its trading cards.

As was the order of things, Meghan was soon contacted by TV producers who wanted her in their reality shows. She made an appearance on the third season of Beauty and the Geek on the WB network. Meghan continued her modeling work in 2009 when she worked for the Guitar World magazine.

Megan’s career as a reality star took off once she made an appearance on the VH1 competition series, Rock of Love with Bret Michaels. Even though Megan became fifth on the series, it opened a window of opportunity for her to work in future VH1 shows. In the years that followed, Megan made appearances in, I Love Money, Rock of Love: Charm School, The Great Debate, Sexiest Women of Reality TV Swimsuit Calendar Edition, and Badass. One of her most notable appearances came in the short-lived reality series, Megan Wants a Millionaire. The series first aired in 2009 but was dropped in the same year due to poor ratings and controversies.


Megan was also the star of her own dating show, Megan Wants a Millionaire, where she searched for love among 17 wealthy suitors. However, her quest for romance turned into a nightmare when one of her potential matches, Ryan Jenkins, became the prime suspect in a brutal murder case.

Jenkins, a Canadian real estate developer, was accused of killing his wife, Jasmine Fiore, a bikini model, and stuffing her mutilated body in a suitcase. He then fled to Canada, where he was found dead in a hotel room from an apparent suicide. The shocking news led to the cancellation of Megan Wants a Millionaire after only three episodes aired, leaving Hauserman devastated and traumatized.

Moving On & Engagement

Hauserman tried to move on from the scandal by focusing on her personal life and charitable work. She got engaged to Derren Garber, a former professional golfer, and gave birth to their son in 2014. She also became involved with animal rescue charities and hosted events in her hometown of Boca Raton, Florida. She occasionally returned to the small screen, appearing in documentaries such as For Real: The History of Reality TV and The Playboy Murders.

The Playboy Murders is a six-part docuseries that aired on Discovery in 2023 and explored the crimes of Jenkins and another Playboy model killer, Paul Snider. Hauserman shared her insights and memories of Jenkins, who had wooed her with his charm and charisma on Megan Wants a Millionaire. She also revealed how she felt when she learned about his dark side and his gruesome actions.

Net Worth

Megan Hauserman is a well-known American model and reality television personality who has amassed a considerable fortune from her various endeavors. She has an estimated net worth of $500,000 as of 2023, which she has earned from her modeling and acting careers. 

Wiki/Bio Facts

Full nameMegan Hauserman
Date of birthNovember 5, 1981
Place of birthBoca Raton, Florida, USA
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Eye colorBrown
Hair colorBlonde (dyed) Brown (natural)
Children1 (son)
PartnerDerren Edward (engaged)
OccupationModel and reality TV personality
EducationUniversity of Illinois at Chicago (degree in accounting)
TV showsBeauty and the Geek, Rock of Love with Bret Michaels, I Love Money, Rock of Love: Charm School, Megan Wants a Millionaire, The Playboy Murders
AwardsFox Reality Channel Really Award for “Most Awkward Moment” in 2008
Modeling workPlayboy Cyber Girl of the Week and Cybergirl Xtra, Benchwarmer Trading Cards, Guitar World magazine, Cerca Trova Fashion

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