Claudia Jordan checked Meghan Markle for claiming producers of the game show “Deal Or No Deal” made her feel like a “bimbo.”
Claudia and Meghan were both “briefcase girls” on the popular game show that launched their careers in 2006.
Both women were unknown models when they appeared on the game show holding numbered briefcases.
In a recent episode of her “Archetypes” podcast, titled “Breaking Down the Bimbo,” Meghan complained that she was “objectified” on the game show.
She said the show’s producers stereotyped her and she quit the show in her second season.
“I ended up quitting the show. I was so much more than what was being objectified on the stage. I didn’t like feeling forced to be all looks and little substance.”
Meghan said the girls lined up at different makeup stations for lashes, extensions, bra padding, and spray tan vouchers every week.
“There was a very cookie-cutter idea of precisely what we should look like. It was solely about beauty — and not necessarily about brains.”
“I was surrounded by smart women on that stage with me, but that wasn’t the focus of why we were there,” Meghan explained.
However, Claudia Jordan, who carried the #1 briefcase for years, disagreed.
“Now Meghan,” she wrote on social media. “For clarity, yes, getting a MODELING GIG on a game show isn’t necessarily about your intellect, BUT every show the executive producers picked five models with the most outgoing and fun personalities to place mics on who they KNEW would engage with the contestants.”
Claudia said producers “NEVER treated us like bimbos.”
“If you just show up and don’t engage — then you’ll JUST get your check and not get much out of it.”
Claudia said the game show launched her career and led to her co-hosting the 2009 Miss Universe pageant.
“Oh, I almost forgot … it ALSO led to me Co-HOSTING the 2009 Miss Universe pageant with @billybush in front of half a BILLION people. Not too shabby for a ‘bimbo!'”
The former RHOA cast member added:
“Lord knows I’ve been defending this woman in the media for years and I still WILL but I just didn’t want any misunderstanding about the climate and environment [on set]. And I’m especially protective of [host] @howiemandel who was nothing but kind and respectful to ALL 26 of us.”
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