Meghan Markle's former friend from her days as a “Deal or No Deal” model is speaking out following the bombshell Oprah interview. Claudia Jordan says she was struck by how sad Markle appeared in the interview. “She looks sad, and that's not the same look in her eye that we saw before.” Jordan told Inside Edition. Markle was 25 years old when she appeared as a briefcase model alongside Jordan on the NBC show. Jordan said that the two bonded over both being biracial.