Mackenzie McKee is NOT thrilled about Briana DeJesus joining Teen Mom 2, in large part because she claims MTV picked Bri over her.
There’s not a lot of love lost between the one-time cast members of 16 & Pregnant and even more short-lived Teen Mom 3, apparently.
The other four Teen Mom 2 cast members are pissed at MTV over the fact that DeJesus is joining as well, but for an obvious reason:
Five people means fewer screen time than four, and they’ve got a good thing going now. Why add a new girl to the mix now, in 2017?
For McKee, she’s upset that it’s not her entering the fray.
“They interviewed me and Bri two months ago, but chose her,” Mackenzie, who is somehow only 22 years old, told Radar this week.
“I thought, ‘This can’t be true!’ I was confused.”
Oh, but it is true, though we can see why McKee, who has been involved in no shortage of ridiculous drama over the years, was surprised.
She believes her massive social media following better qualified her for the very public reality TV role, and there’s no arguing the numbers.
The personal trainer and mother of three currently boasts 617,000 Instagram followers to DeJesus’ 87,000, a more than 7-to-1 margin.
“I think the amount of following difference is shocking,” she told the celebrity gossip site, really driving home how key she thinks this is.
“I’ve been consistent with followers. She deleted her social media once; I helped her get her following back. And here she is on Teen Mom!”
In addition, Mackenzie points out, she’s currently working on multiple projects in her life, making her the ideal Teen Mom 2 cast member.
It’s unclear what those are, but she feels she’s “earned” it.
“I have worked very hard for where I am. I’m working on all this stuff and what has she done? She’s not working on anything,” she said.
“It sucks the one who has been working harder didn’t get it.”
Again, we have no idea what work she’s been doing makes her so qualified, but McKee threw out an interesting theory as to why she lost out.
“I hope MTV didn’t choose her over me because I am married and have three kids with the same guy,” Mackenzie lamented in her interview.
“The different baby daddies is what people are interested in.”
DeJesus, 22, is the mother of Nova, 5, and currently expecting a second child by a father whose identity has yet to be revealed publicly.
Think that’s why MTV wanted her back in the fold?
On the one hand, it’s true that makes for compelling TV, but Kailyn Lowry is already pregnant by a mystery man. She’s got that covered.
Beyond that, Mackenzie claiming her personal life is too stable for the network is laughable, given the drama she’s often wrapped up in.
According to Mackenzie, they are now back together.
We’re happy for them if so, but this is also a woman who reported planted rumors of a Mackenzie McKee sex tape in order to stay relevant.
Our point is that if MTV wanted drama, she could provide plenty of it … but she may have overplayed her hand and come across as thirsty.
Washed-up reality stars troll the Internet for attention all the time, but Mackenzie has a bigger reputation for doing so than most.
Just saying. She lives for this, and it’s pretty transparent.
Despite McKee’s incredulous reaction, DeJesus reportedly has already started filming scenes for the next season of the MTV hit series.
Briana herself has yet to confirm this, for what it’s worth.