US Two: Megan Annear and Guy Mansell serve up plus-sized laughs and love

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They work for competiting radio stations they're a team on their hilarious YouTube channel.

The Edge presenter Megan Annear, and her boyfriend, ZM's Guy Mansell are serving up big laughs on their popular plus-size fashion/comedy YouTube channel, MeganOnAir.

GUY/ I started Broadcasting School in 2011 but I always felt like I wasn't cool enough to talk to "Meg in second year".

We met again three years later at Kim Dotcom's album release party, when I'd built up a bit more confidence.

Megan Annear and partner Guy Mansell got together at Kim Dotcom's album release party, "There was German pop music, free ...
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Megan Annear and partner Guy Mansell got together at Kim Dotcom's album release party, "There was German pop music, free Fritz's wieners, we ran around in a hedge maze, and on like a house on fire," says Mansell.

There was German pop music, free Fritz's wieners, we ran around in a hedge maze, and got on like a house on fire. Megan lights up the room, she's very beautiful, thoughtful, and always puts other people, and animals, before herself.

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The other night I came home at about midnight from a really long day and I opened the door and she was standing there in the doorway with a big glass of wine and a plate filled with mash potatoes, sausages, and gravy, she'd been standing there for five minutes.

She's vegetarian but she doesn't force it on me.

Last weekend we were catching up with some friends in Ponsonby and she's that kind of person that goes to the middle of the dance floor and does deliberately embarrassing dance moves. She has fun and doesn't care what other people think of her, and her confidence makes everyone else join in.

Our schedules mean we don't get to see each other very much during the week, about 45 minutes in the morning and the same at night, so we play catch up in the weekends.

Megan Annear and partner Guy Mansell's MeganOnAir YouTube channel is a mix of plus-size fashion blogging and comedy ...
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Megan Annear and partner Guy Mansell's MeganOnAir YouTube channel is a mix of plus-size fashion blogging and comedy skits, like when Annear had her wisdom teeth out and Mansell let her put make-up on him to cheer her up.

We're both passionate about what we do but also love our own quality down time, even if that's just watching Netflix, and eating in bed for six hours.

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She always used to watch these videos from American plus-size channels and saw there was no one really doing it in New Zealand, so she thought she'd give it a go. Initially when she started the channel I wasn't supposed to be part of it, it just happened.

It's still very much focusing on the look books and the hauls and plus size fashion, but there's always a bit of comedy when we do one together.

Dealing with nasty comments is probably the most difficult thing, the first thing Megan does is talk to me about it. But then I say look how many amazing comments we have of people saying they cry from laughter.

There are girls that message her privately and say "thank you so much for putting up this channel, I feel so much more positive".

Megan had an idea and ran with it, and I'm really proud of her.

MEGAN/ I saw the photos of the new Broadcasting School students and pointed Guy out as the hottie of the class, but nothing really happened.

My first impression was that he was really small, I fattened him up a bit since we started dating.

I also thought he was a bit arrogant, so when I saw him at Kim Dotcom's party, I thought, I need to knock some arrogance out of him.

Now that I know him, I think he's the kindest person you could ever meet.

I can be very trying sometimes, I even get annoyed at myself, but he's impossibly patient and has never once snapped at me or made me feel stupid, bossy, lazy, or anything.

I literally woke up one day and decided I want to start a YouYube channel for plus size clothing and he was 100 per cent supportive from the get go.

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He even put some of  his savings into helping me buy a camera. I can't thank him enough for believing in me.

Eventually he was in one of the videos where he bought me an outfit, which went terribly, but people fell in love with him, so it's very much our channel now.

The one in the car after I got my wisdom teeth out is hilarious.

A lot of people say that they can really see how much he loves me in that video because of how he treats me when I'm crying, and I like looking back and seeing how he looked after me. That video has a special place in my heart.

We didn't have our first argument until a year into the relationship and we felt like something was wrong because people kept saying, "You can't be that close if you're not arguing, there's not enough passion".

But we just hate confrontation, we've got each other's backs, and even though we live together we don't get that much time together so we don't want to spend it fighting.

He gets up in the morning, even though he doesn't need to because he doesn't start work til 3pm, and we have plunger coffee in bed together.

We got a rescue cat together, Plum, who features in some of the videos.

Guy didn't want her at first, and he's going to kill me for saying that because now he's obsessed with that cat.

Her original name was Missy but he doesn't like me calling her that because he likes to think she was born when she met us. He'll often come home and greet her before me now.

Its nice to see he'll be a good dad one day because of how he treats her.

 - Stuff

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