A Hollywood stylist who collaborated on “Deal or No Deal” added to criticism from Meghan Markle, who recently said she felt “objectified” on the show and “reduced to a bimbo.”
Dina Cerchione, who has worked for shows on several networks, including CBS, NBC, ABC, Netflix and HBO, said it’s been a tough week getting criticized for a show I love so much.
“It was one of the most beautiful, challenging, high-profile performances of my career and I loved every minute of it,” she wrote. Instagram.
“Everyone on the show from my wardrobe team to the producers, the crew, hair and makeup, Howie and especially the models have worked so hard to make the shows the best they can for the contestants and the fans who love it. were out.
‘I’ve thought a lot about this, I wouldn’t change anything.
“We all knew how lucky we were and how special our TV family was. It was a mission to do our best, take care of our entire team and treat everyone with the respect they deserved and deserved.”
Cerchione’s comments follow a recent wave of criticism since Markle made her comments on her podcast, “Archetypes,” when she told Paris Hilton that she was leaving the show because she felt valued for “beauty, not brains.”
Hollywood stylist Dina Cerchione (pictured), who worked on “Deal or No Deal,” responded to comments from Meghan Markle, who said she felt “objectified” by the show
Cerchione on Markle’s comments: ‘It was a mission to give our best, take care of our entire team and treat everyone with the respect they deserved and deserved’
Meghan appeared on season two of NBC’s ‘Deal or No Deal’ 16 years ago. She first stood next to case number 11 for two episodes and then went to number 24. She left the show halfway through the season.
“I ended up quitting the show. I was so much more than what was objectified on stage. I didn’t like feeling compelled to just be outwardly. And little content.
“And that’s what it felt like for me at the time to be reduced to this particular archetype, the word bimbo.”
Cerchione said the show was “a launch pad for so many women, many of whom I am in touch with to this day.”
“Let’s not overlook either, this was all pre-social media and cell phone cameras! I can’t imagine what they could have accomplished if they had those tools at their fingertips,” she wrote.
“The women have been given such great opportunities! Not just to change the lives of the contestants who came to the show for a shot at $1,000,000, but also the chances they got from being seen in millions of people’s homes every week.”
Pictured: Cerchione’s Instagram post praising the hit game show Meghan said she felt objectified
Cerchione said the show was “a launch pad for so many women, many of whom I am in touch with to this day”
Meghan added that a woman who was “in charge” of the show would tell her to “suck it in” before filming began, presumably an order to suck her stomach in front of the camera
The California-based royal revealed that she and the other women on the show were forced to queue for a variety of beauty treatments, including “padding in your bra,” attaching fake eyelashes, and “putting in” hair extensions.
“We were even given weekly spray tan vouchers because there was a really good idea of what we should look like. It was all about our beauty.’
Meghan added that a woman in charge of the show would tell her to ‘suck’ it before filming started, presumably an order to suck her stomach in front of the camera.
Women who appeared on the show at the same time as Meghan, meanwhile, tell a very different story than the Duchess. They say the atmosphere was fun rather than oppressive or sleazy.
One of the briefcase girls who worked with Meghan was Lisa Gleave, a successful Australian model, TV presenter and actress who now lives in LA.
Gleave told the Mail of her stint with ‘Deal Or No Deal’ that she felt “blessed and lucky to have joined”, adding: “For me it was a joy and a great career move. Most girls would say that.’
‘I never saw it as a show where women were objectified. The cast and crew treated us very well. It was a professional set. For many of us it was a springboard into our careers and we moved on to bigger things,” Gleave said.
She accused the Duchess of “overreacting on her time there”, adding: “If Meghan didn’t want to feel objectified and had bad feelings about her role, she could have chosen not to audition and not have all of it.” others to do. show she did. And that would have given another girl a chance, someone who would have taken the part.”
A former briefcase girl on the show, Lisa Gleave, added: ‘I never saw it as a show where women were objectified’
“Just to be clear, yes, a game show modeling gig isn’t necessarily about your intellect, but each show the executive producers chose five models with the most outgoing and fun personalities to put mics on that they knew they’d deal with.” the participants,’ said Gleave
Lisa Gleave’s views were taken up by another briefcase wearer, Claudia Jordan, who later became a reality TV star in “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta.”
She said: “Just to be clear – yes, getting a modeling appearance on a game show isn’t necessarily about your intellect, but each show the executive producers chose five models with the most outgoing and fun personalities to put microphones on that they knew about.” that they would be involved. with the participants,” she said.
And Deal Or No Deal never treated us like bimbos. That show gave us so many opportunities.’
Meghan appeared on season two of NBC’s ‘Deal or No Deal’ 16 years ago. She left the show mid-season. “I ended up quitting the show. I was so much more than what was objectified on stage. I didn’t like feeling compelled to just be outwardly. And little content
As well as Boggan was another contemporary of Meghan who said she enjoyed working on Deal Or No Deal and had no problem with what she was asked to do on the show.
“I was there from the very first episode and loved every minute of it. It was a great job and a great opportunity,” she told the Mail.
“There was an emphasis on us girls looking our best, but it’s show business – an aesthetic industry – and it didn’t bother me at all.”
Alike is now the mother of a toddler and a successful businesswoman.
“I never felt uncomfortable and never felt like there was anything undignified about it. I was grateful for the good salary and good working conditions. I look back on it fondly.’