Kanoya has long brown hair as seen in the picture to the right. Many say she resembles Haruhi Fujioka, but Bisco Hatori herself said that this was fairly untrue due to her poor artistic skills. Others refer to as Tamaki's "Dream Haruhi", meaning she acts the way Tamaki wants her to, and the likeness between Haruhi and Megumi tops it off.
Megumi comes from a rich family that lives in Kobe, though she now lives in Tokyo and attends Ouran Academy. Her father owned a traditional japanese restaurant and she would help cook with him somtimes. When her father wanted to take on a new career as a comedian chef, Megumi's mother stated that her father was never to see Megumi ever again. After the Host Club (with the help of Souga and Kasanoda) helped her realise what she needed to do to support her father, and that she stop clinging to Tamaki, it is not known whether or not she moves back to Kobe to her father.
Megumi is the type of person who will comply to one of the stupidest requests if it means helping the ones she loves. She was so emotionally distressed, thst she clung to Tamaki after saving her from a horse. Even after he said they couldn't date, she still brought massive picnic lunches for the two of them to eat together. She's also the kind of person that would get upset if you cried over her grave.
When coming to Ouran, she transferred into class 2-A along with Tamaki and Kyoya. After one day of attending, the Host Club has another event with the Equestrian Team. When a horse gets spooked and almost runs into Megumi, Tamaki saves her and risks hurting his left arm. Megumi becomes emotionally attached to Tamaki and doesn't want to leave his side; this is due to mental stress derived from leaving her father's side.