Why Chrissy Teigan Loved Working with Meghan Markle on ‘Deal or No Deal’

Supermodel turned cookbook/lifestyle guru Chrissy Teigen has become famous for her unfiltered commentary on world events and pop culture, including other celebrities. Recently, Teigen dropped a majorly dishy bombshell on The Ellen Show when she revealed that she has a connection to Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle. Teigen lived up to her sassy reputation as the ultimate girl’s girl with her comments about the popular new Royal Family member. Check out the surprising connection that Chrissy Teigen and Meghan Markle share!

When Chrissy Teigen and Meghan Markle worked together

Well before her incarnation as a genius of the kitchen, serving up dishes like pad Thai carbonara and chicken pot pie soup, Chrissy Teigen was a well-known model, with a wide variety of high-profile jobs. One of her gigs was modeling briefcases to illustrate fabulous prizes on the popular TV show Deal or No Deal, from 2006-2007.

During Teigen’s stint on the show, she worked with a unique personality that would ultimately become one of the most famous faces in the world. Meghan Markle was a fellow briefcase model during the 2006-2007 season, well before she started acting on the TV show Suits, that would become her ticket to stardom. While Teigen and Markle were only co-stars for a brief time, and Teigen ended up leaving the show shortly after the first season, the future duchess made quite the impression on the outspoken Teigen.

What did Chrissy Teigen love about Meghan Markle?

Meghan Markle and Chrissy Teigen

Meghan Markle and Chrissy Teigen the DirecTV Beach Bowl in 2014. | Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for DirecTV

During an interview with Andy Cohen, Teigen revealed that she has only words of praise for Markle. Teigen repeatedly gushed about Markle’s kindness, sweetness, and ability to communicate with just about anybody, traits that will only serve her well in her newfound role as a high-profile member of the British Royal Family. Teigen went on to rave about how fresh and beautifully-done the brand-new cookbook that Meghan Markle just published, Together: Our Community Kitchen is. If anyone would know, it’s Teigen, who is a two-time bestselling cookbook author in her own right, with a massive social media following of over twenty-one million Instagram followers.

Do Meghan and Chrissy stay in touch?

While Teigen did spill that she didn’t know Meghan Markle well, it is unlikely that they would still be in regular communication, even if they had established a firm friendship. These days, much like her sister-in-law Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Sussex only maintains contact with a few close personal friends, due to the strict code of silence and rules against talking to the press imposed by the palace. However, Markle is still able to get girl time with select associates that made the cut, including actress Priyanka Chopra.

As for Chrissy Teigen, her phonebook includes major figures like the Kardashians, celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, and of course, her husband, the award-winning singer John Legend. And while Duchess Markle is riding high with the excitement of her¬†new pregnancy announcement and a world tour with her husband, Prince Harry, Chrissy Teigen is also doing quite for herself, having just been named Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year for 2018. While Teigen and Markle’s time working together on Deal or No Deal may have been short, it truly stands as one of the surprising connections that have been fostered in the TV gameshow trenches.

We’ll have to watch these two dynamic personalities closely to see the exciting twists and turns that their public lives may take – and if Chrissy Teigen and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle reconnect at any point in the future! For more details about Teigen, check out our brand-new post, and browse through our Royal Family archives to get the scoop on Meghan Markle and the rest of the royals.