Mackenzie McKee: Replacing Farrah Abraham on Teen Mom OG?!

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As far as we know, Farrah Abraham is still fired from Teen Mom OG.

She still appears on the show's current season, but it seems she won't continue to participate going forward.

Which means the hunt for Farrah's replacement is on.

Sources have confirmed that two frontrunners emerged early on - Teen Mom 3 star Mackenzie McKee, and Mackenzie Standifer, wife of Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards.

At first, it looked as though producers were favoring Standifer, but new information seems to indicate McKee might be the one to land the gig...

 

1. A Familiar Face

A Familiar Face
Longtime fans of the Teen Mom franchise will recognize Mackenzie as one of the stars of the short-lived Teen Mom 3. If social media is any indication, fans remained interested in her life in the years since the show was canceled.

2. A Married Mom

A Married Mom
A mother of three from Oklahoma, Mackenzie married longtime boyfriend Josh McKee in 2013. Her story was featured on the first and only season of Teen Mom 3.

3. Beat By Briana

Beat By Briana
When producers decided to add a fifth member to the Teen Mom 2 cast, they reportedly considered Mackenzie, but decided to go with Briana DeJesus instead. McKee was apparently crushed by the decision.

4. A Second Chance

A Second Chance
With Farrah being fired, Mackenzie may finally get a second shot at stardom. But she'll have to beat out yet another rival to earn a spot on one of TV's most popular reality shows.

5. Battle of the Mackenzies

Battle of the Mackenzies
Ryan Edwards' wife, Mackenzie Standifer, is also being considered as Farrah's replacement. There was a time when insiders claimed she had the upper hand, due to the fact that she had already appeared on the show, and thus, did not need to be introduced to viewers.

6. McKee Takes the Lead

McKee Takes the Lead
But now, Mackenzie is the front-runner, and she recently dropped two clues that have fans thinking she's already got the job...

7. Mackenzie's Mom

Mackenzie's Mom
Mackenzie's mom was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Earlier this week, Mackenzie posted this photo of her mother speaking with Teen Mom OG producer Morgan J. Freeman. It's being taken as a sign that Mackenzie has been cast on the show.

8. Another Possibility

Another Possibility
As some fans have pointed out, it's possible that MTV is simply filming a one-off special about Mackenzie. After all, her family is going through an incredibly difficult time, and as sad as their situation is, it might make for compelling television.

9. Ethical Issues

Ethical Issues
There's debate online about whether it's ethically appropriate for MTV to be filming the Mackenzie's family during this difficult time, but that's an issue for another time.

10. Needed Income

Needed Income
Whatever the case, Mackenzie's mother is reportedly struggling to pay her medical bills, so some extra income from MTV would certainly come in handy.

11. A Second Sign

A Second Sign
Of course, that photo isn't the only sign that Mackenzie is soon to join the cast. Earlier this week, she posted a second clue that's subtle, but significant...

12. When Coffee Is More Than Just Coffee

When Coffee Is More Than Just Coffee
Mackenzie recently posted a photo of herself drinking Starbucks. As many of her followers pointed out, the pic might be her way of sending a subtle message...

13. Dead Giveaway

Dead Giveaway
"Starbucks gives it away. Congratulations," one fan commented. Another wrote, "I really really hope they bring you back to Teen Mom. Your family is amazing."

14. Say What?

Say What?
And what does Starbucks have to do with Teen Mom? Well, it has to do with a detail that fans picked up on several years ago. The cast is often seen drinking Starbucks, and they say it's because producers pick it up for them before filming.

15. More McKee!

More McKee!
Mackenzie quickly emerged as a fan favorite to replace to Farrah, and it's not just because of how her family is struggling.

16. A Little Positivity

A Little Positivity
Teen Mom is often criticized for its negative portrayal of single mothers. Replacing someone as unpopular as Farrah with someone as beloved as Mackenzie would send the message that producers are hearing fans' concerns.

17. Role Model Material

Role Model Material
Mackenzie is a fitness enthusiast and self-made woman who's first and foremost a devoted mother to her three young children.

18. The Anti-Farrah

The Anti-Farrah
Compare that with Farrah, who's ... well, nont of those things, and one thing becomes abundantly clear...

19. Mackenzie Is the Right Choice

Mackenzie Is the Right Choice
Teen Mom OG producers might still be mulling their decision, but the fans have already made their choice. And they clearly feel that Mackenzie is the best choice to replace Farrah.

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