Meg Turney

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Meg Turney
Lazer Team premiere - Meg Turney (26829459324) (cropped).jpg
Turney at the 2015 Fantastic Fest
Personal information
Born Megan LeAnn Turney
(1987-03-12) March 12, 1987 (age 30)
Austin, Texas, United States
Nationality American
Residence Austin, Texas, United States
Occupation
Height 157 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Partner(s) Kevin Pereira (2010–2012)
Gavin Free (2013–present)
YouTube information
Channel megturney
Years active 2012–present
Genre vlog
Subscribers 325,000+
Total views 20.6 million
Network None
Associated acts
Subscriber and view counts updated as of August 3, 2017.

Megan LeeAnn "Meg" Turney[1] (born March 12, 1987) is an American internet personality, cosplayer, model, and vlogger. She became an internet personality through her hosting work, formerly with SourceFed and Rooster Teeth's The Know. She also maintains a personal YouTube channel where she posts weekly vlogs. In addition to her work with online media, Turney has also earned notability for her cosplaying at various conventions such as Comic-Con.

Media career[edit]

Career beginnings and SourceFed (2012–2014)[edit]

During her early years of her online media career, Turney hosted event coverage for deviantART[2] and appeared as a featured host on CraveOnline's TechKnow show.[3] In July 2012, Turney would break through as an online media host, making her debut appearance on SourceFed, alongside Steve Zaragoza, in which the two discussed Star Wars, Comic-Con, and cosplaying.[4] Later that year Turney was alongside Elliott Morgan and Philip DeFranco during SourceFed's videos for YouTube's "Election Hub."[5] In February 2013, Turney and her SourceFed co-hosts won an Audience Choice Streamy Award for Series of the Year.[6] Along with being a co-host of the channel, Turney was also a writer for the SourceFed website.[7] Turney would remain a host of the channel, as well as its Nerd spinoff,[8] until April 2014, when she announced she would be leaving SourceFed.[9][10]

During her time with SourceFed, Turney appeared as a host of other series including the AMA's On Demand,[11][12] as well as Nerdist News.[13] Additionally, in August 2013, Turney discussed Hollywood portrayals about life on Mars, alongside Bobak Ferdowsi, Matt Mira, and Kevin Lieber.[14]

Rooster Teeth (2014–2016)[edit]

After departing from SourceFed, Turney was announced as a new host for Rooster Teeth's news channel, The Know, on May 30, 2014.[15] On joining Rooster Teeth, Turney claimed, "They have been pioneers in the industry for many years, and their level of originality and just plain fun in their content is unmatched in the space."[15] On June 1, 2014, Turney made her first appearance on The Know.[13] In July 2014, Rooster Teeth distributed the music video for "Did I Say That Out Loud?" by Barenaked Ladies, in which Turney portrays the exasperated girlfriend of Gavin Free's character.[16] In August 2014, Turney began co-hosting The Know It All: Leaderboard, a collaborative series between Rooster Teeth and The Daily Dot.[17][18] Turney also voiced Neon Katt in the animated series RWBY,[19] and was a regular host on The Patch, Rooster Teeth's weekly gaming podcast. On June 27, 2016, Turney announced that she had left Rooster Teeth on good terms.[20]

Twitch.tv controversy[edit]

Turney was involved in a controversy when live streaming video website Twitch.tv updated its rules of conduct telling users to not shoot videos in "lingerie, swimsuits, pasties, and undergarments".[21][22] Some news websites reported that Turney was the first user banned for violating the updated rules of conduct.[23] Turney clarified on Twitter, stating, "Dear everyone writing articles saying I was banned from Twitch, I wasn't. I've never been banned. I was told to change my picture," adding "while we're on the subject I've never done any 'sexy broadcasts'. I've never even streamed from that account."[21] Additionally, Turney also provided her opinion that the rule was not unfair to women, but just unfair in general, stating, "If someone has a big push-up bra and a low-cut shirt while they play [League of Legends] or a guy streams shirtless, who cares?"[22]

In June 2017, Turney began streaming on Twitch.[24]

Cosplaying and modeling[edit]

Through a friend's invitation to Ushicon 1, Turney was introduced to cosplaying and anime conventions in 2002.[25] Turney's first cosplay was of Sailor Heavy Metal Papillon from the anime, Sailor Moon.[26] On her first cosplay, Turney recalled, "I failed terribly. I couldn’t make half the costume, it was incredibly difficult, but I was as happy as a clam."[26] Since then, Turney has become recognized for her cosplaying, in addition to her online media career;[27] Gamer Headlines described Turney as being, "known for her high quality cosplay and saucy lingerie photos."[28] Turney's Princess Leia, Faye Valentine, and Psycho cosplays have been particularly noted by various online publications.[3][25][29] In June 2014, Turney's notability as a cosplayer allowed her to appear on the Syfy series Heroes of Cosplay.[30] Turney was a special guest at the 2016 edition of Fan Expo Vancouver.[26]

Having worked with various photographers, Turney also has experience modeling.[31] In January 2015, Playboy ranked Turney at #10 on their "25 Hottest YouTube Stars" listing.[32] Later in 2015, Playboy conducted a photoshoot with Turney.[33] In April, FHM placed Turney at #20 on their annual "100 Sexiest Women in the World" list.[34][35]

Gallery[edit]

Meg Turney's cosplay
Cosplay of Elizabeth from BioShock Infinite
Cosplay of Vav from X-Ray and Vav
Cosplay of a member of Team Rocket from Pokémon
Photos taken at (from left to right): WonderCon 2013, RTX 2014, Fan Expo Dallas 2015, and Fan Expo Canada 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Turney has openly spoken about her bisexuality with her audience.[36] In a video interview with the YouTube channel VlogBrothers, she further discussed being bisexual, and spoke about how she was teased for her sexual orientation.[37] Since 2013, Turney has been in a relationship with Gavin Free.[16][38]

Filmography[edit]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Under the Table Herself
2014 Ten Little Roosters Herself Episode: And Then There Were Nine
2014–2016 The Know Herself, co-host
2014–2016 On the Spot Herself, contestant
2015 X-Ray and Vav Woman (voice) Episode: The Dawn of Mogar
2015 Immersion Meg the Raider Episode: Fallout 4 in Real Life Part 2
2015 Buff Buddies Herself
2015–2016 RWBY Neon Katt[39] Two episodes
2015–2016 Free Play Herself, co-host
2016 Crunch Time Ava Fontaine Two episodes

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Lazer Team Ruby Lakes cheerleader Uncredited cameo

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