Meghan Markle was 'made to stuff her bra' on Deal Or No Deal and was inspected by a producer every morning to make sure she had not gained weight
- Future duchess wore ultra-short skirts while working for the hit US programme?
- Producer would even inspect models on Deal or No Deal to check their weight
- Models were also told to line the bras with foam before appearing on the show?
Meghan, pictured in 2006 when she was one worked on Deal or No Deal, was described by her co-models as aspiring and determined?
Megan Markle may have had to stuff her bra and was forced to wear ultra-short skirts while working for US TV show Deal or No Deal.?
Producers 'inspected' the future duchess every day to make sure she was not putting on weight while working as a 'Briefcase Babe', says one of her former co-models.
They added that Meghan, 36 - whose engagement to Prince Harry was announced on Monday - had to audition in a swimsuit to get the job on the prime-time show.?
And, before filming, the models - whose prize 'Boxes' contained up to $1million (￡742,000) - would use tape to hold their breasts in place while not wearing bras.?
Tameka Jacobs, 38, a former co-star, 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.'
Ms Jacobs said that models on the show were under a lot of pressure not to gain weight and were inspected every morning by a producer, who would stand on a chair and line them up.
She said?models also stuffed their bras and would 'crack up' about how much foam was inside them.
Meghan, who will marry Prince Harry in May, worked in a US embassy in Argentina before pursuing her dream of becoming an actress after meeting a Hollywood manager at a party.
Tameka Jacobs, 38, a former co-star, said Meghan (pictured) and ?the other models on the hit US show had to tape their breasts together, stuff foam down their bras and were inspected daily to make sure they had not gained weight
Tameka (left) said the models were inspected every day and were under pressure was to not gain weight
The future duchess became a favourite among her bosses she was soon on screen wearing outfits that were as revealing as possible
Meghan joined NBC's Deal or No Deal in 2006, in which contestants choose from sealed briefcases that contained a marker for various amounts of money.
She became a favourite among her bosses she was soon on screen wearing outfits that clung to every curve and showed as much flesh as possible.
Co-star Tameka added that the models all got dressed in the same room, saying: 'Meghan never seemed self-conscious. She never came off as insecure or shy, although she wasn't one of the girls who would parade around in her underwear. She was definitely one of the quiet ones.'
Meghan and the models would open 'Boxes' on Deal or No Deal, which contained up to $1million (￡742,000)
Tameka said Meghan was at Deal or No Deal because it was a good way to make money and a 'pit-stop' on her way to serious acting
But despite the scrutiny surrounding the girls' weight, Meghan would tuck pizza and crisps behind the scene, Tameka added.?
Meghan, who worked long hours for about ￡600 a day, was constantly seeking other roles and, in 2011, was chosen to play Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits.
Tameka said Meghan was at Deal or No Deal because it was a good way to make money and a 'pit-stop' on her way to serious acting.
And Meghan would rarely join the other Deal or No Deal models for weekends away or clubbing?— preferring instead to 'gloss over' her time on the show, ?Tameka added.?
Meghan, who worked long hours for about ￡600 a day, was constantly seeking other roles and, in 2011, was chosen to play Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits (pictured)
But no-one teased the future duchess for never drinking alcohol, because they shared a mutual respect for her determination.
Another Deal or No Deal model, Claudia Jordan said they would play the game 'Would You Rather', in which the models would ask each other uncomfortable questions.?
She said: Meghan would blush at some of the things we'd say, especially around sex. She was very private and didn't engage much.'
Claudia added that she wasn't surprised to hear that Meghan was engaged to Prince Harry because she was so aspiring.??
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