Before landing her role in the hit US TV drama Suits, Meghan Markle appeared as a briefcase model on Deal or No Deal. One episode of the show, the 2006 Christmas special, saw the 26 female models dress up in extremely revealing sexy Santa outfits. Meghan, who married Prince Harry in May 2018, was pictured wearing a short fur-lined red dress and a pair of glittering five-inch heels.
In the photos taken during filming, Meghan is seen laughing as she poses with her colleagues.
She appeared on the show for just one series, between 2006 and 2007, which saw her wear a number of dresses that flattered her slim legs and cleavage.
Other skimpy outfits included a bright blue silk dress and a lingerie-style black slip dress.
According to women who previously appeared on the show, Meghan and her colleagues had to endure freezing studios, stand for fours in painful high heels and had to wear Spanx and chicken fillets to highlight their slim figures.
Tameka Jacobs, who worked alongside the future royal, said girls on the show would use so-called “tit-tape” to hold their assets in place to enable them to not wear a bra.
She added that Meghan had to audition in a swimsuit to land the job on the prime-time show.
Ms Jacobs told The Sun: “Meghan’s aspirations were to win an Oscar or be on Broadway, so if you’re in a mini dress, high heels, with your boobs taped together and pushed up when what you want to do is serious acting, then it’s tough.”
She also revealed the girls were under a lot of pressure not to pile on the pounds and had to be inspected every morning by a producer who meticulously examined their appearance.
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“I would end up standing up there forever in these terribly uncomfortable and inexpensive five-inch heels just waiting for someone to pick my number so I could go and sit down.”
She added: “I went from working in the US Embassy in Argentina to ending up on Deal. It’s run the gamut.
“Definitely working on Deal or No Deal was a learning experience, and it helped me to understand what I would rather be doing.”
Meghan went on to land roles in a number of films, including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.
But she rose to fame after joining the Suits cast in 2011, where she played Rachel Zane for seven of the nine seasons.
Meghan decided to retire from acting after the announcement of her engagement to Prince Harry in November 2017.