GYM bunny Lucy Mecklenburgh first shot to fame when she starred in The Only Way is Essex.
She battled it out in Bear Grylls’ gritty outdoor TV series and came home with a new boyfriend and now fiancee in the shape of Ryan Thomas. But what else has she been up to? Here’s the lowdown…
When did Lucy Mecklenburgh get engaged?
On June 22, 2019 Ryan Thomas proposed to girlfriend Lucy during a romantic trip to Italy.
Lucy took to Instagram to share a picture from the moment he popped the question in the picturesque Italian resort of Positano.
She wrote: “I said YES” along with a ring emoji.
In the picture, the couple can be seen smiling on a veranda with a nighttime view of the Amalfi Coast behind them.
Holding Ryan’s face, Lucy showed off her glittering engagement ring.
The couple have been dating for two years.
Who is Lucy Mecklenburgh?
The stunning brunette is a reality star and entrepreneur.
She was born on August 24, 1991, in London and is aged 27.
Lucy has two sisters, Lydia and Christie, and takes charge of the family-run business Lucy’s Boutique – an Essex-based retailer which specialises in dazzling prom dresses.
She found national fame thanks to her role on ITVBe reality show The Only Way Is Essex, in 2010, before following up with reality TV shows Tour De Celeb and BBC show Tumble.
She was also on Celebrity Island 2017.
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What is Lucy Mecklenburgh famous for?
Lucy proved to be a fan favourite on Towie and dated show hunk Mark Wright during her first scenes.
She stayed on the series for three years, but quit after her fitness brand, Results With Lucy, rocketed in popularity.
Last year, Lucy exclusively told The Sun Online how her stint on the show had taken its toll on her body.
She said: “At the beginning, I was always quite slim so I never really worried.
“The lifestyle that came with Towie was drinking throughout the week so we would be filming night events on a Monday night and we would be drinking, and we’d all be working until really late.
“It would mean doing it again the next day and I got into this really bad routine of drinking a bit too much, the food you’d have on set would be snack bags of crisps and sweets and get pizza at midnight to keep us all going.”
She also juggles her fitness regime with modelling duties for online retailer V By Very and an ambassador role for sportswear brand Ellesse.