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Barker's Beauties

The Price is Right Models (also formerly known as "Barker's Beauties") are the lovely ladies of the show. They are the ones showing off the prizes offered and demonstrating them too. They've been the most vital part of the show ever since its 1956 debut & 1972 return and are still part of the show today. Models have come & gone over the years but they still give sex appeal to appliances.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: During the tenure of Bob Barker, the ladies were known as "Barker's Beauties". When Drew Carey took over as host, he opted not to give them a collective name, instead he chose to refer them as "models" or by their first names, so as to help them further their careers.

Model ListEdit

Here a list of all the models that have been on the show:

1956-1965Edit

Beverly Bentley
June Ferguson
Maryann James
Gail Sheldon
Carolyn Stroupe
Toni Wallace

1972-presentEdit

Name Debut Departure Notes
Kyle Aletter 1984 1996 She first appeared as a contestant on the show. Then, she was signed on as the substitute model and has also appeared during model tryout periods in 1994 & 1996. She also appeared as a substitute model/card dealer on the game show Card Sharks (hosted by Bob Eubanks from 1986-1989) and is the daughter of Lee Meriwether.
Manuela Arbeláez 2008 Present She's the very first Hispanic model to join the series. First participated in 2008 model search and then was hired as a full-time model, permanently replacing Brandi Sherwood-Cochran the following year.
Charlotte Arlt 2001 2001 Has appeared in 15 episodes, appeared during Model Tryouts.
Senait Ashenafi 1990 1990 Appeared as a Tryout model in 1990.
Misty Atkinson 2002 2002 Has appeared in 10 episodes.
Brooke Boisse 2005 2005 Has appeared in 10 episodes.
Kathleen Bradley 1990 2000 She became the very first PERMANENT African American model on the daytime show.
Cynthia Brimhall 1993 1994 She appeared during model tryouts, first appearing in December 1993 and again more frequently between March & April 1994.
Paige Brooks 2001 2001 Has appeared in only 5 episodes, appeared during Model Tryouts.
Starr Campbell 2004 2005 Has appeared in 35 episodes between Seasons 32 & 33.
Angela Chittenden 2001 2001 Has appeared in only 5 episodes, appeared during model tryouts.
Lanisha Cole 2003 2010 She first appeared as a substitute model for Claudia Jordan, then began appearing as a rotating model in December (when Jordan left the series for good). She later appeared as one of the briefcase models on Deal or No Deal, both as a regular and later as a substitute.
Ashley Coleman 2004 2004 Has appeared in 10 episodes.
Melissa Cortez 1994 1994 She appeared as a tryout model via a contest to appear as a Barker's Beauty for one week during "Barker's Beauties Month", representing Los Angeles, one of four cities the contest was ran.
Tiffany Coyne 2011 2013 She currently appears as the prize model on CBS' Let's Make a Deal. She has appeared in 7 episodes on TPiR.
Tandra Cromer 1994 1994 She appeared as a tryout model via a contest to appear as a Barker's Beauty for one week during "Barker's Beauties Month", representing Dallas, one of four cities the contest was ran.
Phire Dawson 2005 2008 Has appeared in both Bob Barker and Drew Carey eras with 177 episodes.
Danielle Demski 2013 2013 Has appeared in only 6 episodes and later went on to appear as a long-term substitute on CBS' Let's Make a Deal while the show's regular model, Tiffany Coyne went on maternity leave.
Tami Donaldson 2007 2008 She was the second new model to join the series during Drew Carey's first season, appearing in 12 episodes.
Chantel Dubay 1994 1999 She first appeared during model tryouts in early 1994 and again in early 1996 before being signed to a permanent basis later that April. Was the last model to leave the show in the 20th century.
Maryeve Dufault 2001 2001 Has appeared in only 5 episodes, appeared during model tryouts.
Jennifer England 2002 2003 Has appeared in 30 episodes.
Irena Ferris 1994 1994 Has appeared in only 6 episodes, appeared during model tryouts.
Enya Flack 2001 2001 Has appeared in only 5 episodes, appeared during model tryouts.
Anitra Ford 1972 1976 She was the first and only model to leave the series in the 1970s.
Tricia Gist Griffin 1993 1993 Has appeared in only 6 episodes, appearing during model tryouts. Prior to her auditioning for TPiR, she previously substituted for Vanna White (for two weeks in January 1991, plus one addition week later that March) on the evening version of Wheel of Fortune.
Lisa Gleave 2002 2003 Has appeared in 40 episodes and later went on to appear as one of the briefcase models on Deal or No Deal.
Devin Goda 2018 Present He is now the show's third permanent male model to appear on the series.
Jesse Golden 2002 2003 Has appeared in 20 episodes.
Ashley Guerrero 2008 2008 She was the third new model to join the series during Drew Carey's first season, only appearing in 6 episodes.
Elizabeth Gutierrez 2005 2005 Has appeared in only 5 episodes.
Teri Harrison 2003 2005 Has appeared in 85 episodes between Seasons 32 & 33.
Holly Hallstrom 1977 1995 She originally left the series in late 1983 to pursue an acting career but later returned in the spring of 1984.
Mindi Iden 1993 1993 Has appeared in only 6 episodes, appeared during model tryouts.
Debbie James 1994 1994 Has appeared in only 6 episodes, appeared during model tryouts.
Shawnae Jebbia 2002 2003 Has appeared in 20 episodes.
Pennelope Jimenez 2002 2003 Has appeared in 17 episodes, between Seasons 31 & 32.
Lauren Jones 2007 2007 Has appeared in 25 episodes and was the last guest model to appear during the 35th Season and the very last for 35-year veteran Bob Barker.
Claudia Jordan 2001 2003 She was the second permanent African-American model and the first to join the series in the 21st century and later went on to appear as a one of the briefcase models on Deal or No Deal.
Alexandria Karlsen 2001 2001 Has appeared in only 5 episodes, appearing during model tryouts.
Mindy Kennedy Alvarez 1994 1996 First appeared during model tryouts in early 1994 and later returned as temporary fill-in for a period of weeks in 1996.
Heather Kozar 2001 2002 Second model to join the series in the 21st century. She departed from the show just days before Season 30 drew to a close.
Amber Lancaster 2008 Present She was the fourth new model to join the series during Drew Carey's first season.
Kristina Longa 2006 2006 Has appeared in 10 episodes and was the 1st of three guest models to appear during Season 35 and the very last for 35-year veteran Bob Barker.
Mercedes Luna 2007 2007 Has appeared in 10 episodes and was the 2nd of three guest models to appear during Season 35 and the very last for 35-year veteran Bob Barker.
Cindy Margolis 1993 1996 First appeared as a try-out model in 1993 and later returned as a long-term substitute, first week as Gena Lee Nolin's departure until early October 1995 and again in early November until late January 1996 and again briefly that February.
Annette Marroquin 1993 1995 Prior to her TPiR audition, she was a chip girl for the failed game show pilot Split Decision (not to be confused with the retired pricing game of the same name) and later became a wrestler for GLOW (she was Jungle Woman). On TPiR, she first appeared during model tryouts and later returned as a long-term substitute following Gena Lee Nolin's departure and weeks before Holly Hallstrom was unexpectedly let go.
Kristal Marshall 2005 2005 Has appeared in 10 episodes and later went on to appear as one of the briefcase models on Deal or No Deal, during it's week-long trial run only.
Jennifer Mosley 2003 2003 Has appeared in 10 episodes.
Tamiko Nash 2007 2009 She was the very first model to join the series during Drew Carey's first season, appearing in 68 episodes.
Gena Lee Nolin 1994 1995 Only joined in for the 23rd season, left the show after the first week of Season 24 as she became a series regular on Baywatch.
James O'Halloran 2014 Present He became the second permanent male model to appear in the series after winning a nationwide male model search, permanently replacing departing male model Rob Wilson.
Melissa Ordway 2013 2018 She can currently be seen as Abby Newman on the CBS Soap The Young and the Restless.
Gwendolyn Osborne 2005 2017 Her husband Kenny Smith and their children often appeared on the series with her. She left the series in October 2017, after 12 seasons.
Dian Parkinson 1975 1993 She first appeared as a substitute for Anitra Ford beginning in April and then again later that August and during that time, she wore a brunette wig as attempt to LOOK like Anitra during her absence. She officially joined the series as the third permanent model that November as the show permanently expanded to an hour and ranks as the 2nd longest-serving model with 18 years, behind Janice Pennington.
Janice Pennington 1972 2000 She holds the record for being the longest-serving model on the series with 28 years, a record that has YET to be broken.
Rebecca Mary Pribonic 2004 2006 Has appeared in 104 episodes, between Seasons 32 & 34.
Rachel Reynolds 2003 Present She was the last model to join the series while Rod Roddy was still serving as the announcer but her first show with Rod announcing was the 32nd Season Premiere show (airdate: September 22, 2003). She is also first model to ever serve under the 2 eras of The Price is Right and to date: she currently ranks as the fourth-longest serving model with 15 years.
Zubaydah Richardson 2004 2004 Has appeared in 15 episodes.
Alicia Rickter 2002 2002 Has appeared in only 5 episodes.
Theresa Ring 1993 1993 Appeared during model tryouts in November 1993. Prior to her TPiR audition, she previously appeared as a prize model on the 80s version of Strike it Rich as well as a one-week guest model on Bob Eubanks' version of Card Sharks as well as The New Newlywed Game (also with Eubanks).
Stephanie Leigh Schlund 2008 2008 She was the fifth and last new model to join the series during Drew Carey's first season, appearing in 12 episodes between Seasons 36 & 37.
Brandi Sherwood 2002 2009 Prior to appearing as a rotating model, she first appeared in 2001 during model tryouts, appearing in 10 episodes. Was unexpectedly let go from the series in early 2009 and was permanently replaced by Manuela Arbeláez.
Amanda Shiflett 2008 2009 She won the 2008 Model Search contest via Internet votes and later went on to appear for 5 additional episodes, 6 shows all total.
Candace Smith 2004 2004 Has appeared in 29 episodes.
Michele Smith 1995 1996 She was the only new tryout model to audition, following the departures of Gena Lee Nolin and Holly Hallstrom.
Shane Stirling 2002 2008 Left the series in March 2007 as she went on maternity leave but didn't return until June 2008, towards the end of Drew Carey's first season. She would depart the series for good later that October.
Aly Sutton 2006 2006 Has appeared in 10 episodes.
Renee Tenison 1990 1990 Appeared in 1990 during model tryouts. Her twin sister, Rosie, would later appear during model tryouts in 2001.
Rosie Tenison 2001 2001 Appeared in 2001 during model tryouts, appearing in 15 episodes. Her twin sister, Renee, appeared during model tryouts in 1990.
Mylinda Tov 2006 2006 Has appeared in 10 episodes. Prior to her TPiR debut, she first appeared as one of the briefcase models on Deal or No Deal during it's week-long trial run and returned as the show was added to NBC's regular primetime scheduling.
Gabrielle Tuite 2003 2008 She has appeared on the series during both Bob Barker & Drew Carey eras, appearing in 327 episodes. During Barker's tenure, he frequently called her Gabby instead of Gabrielle.
Erika Valdez 2004 2004 Has appeared in 14 episodes.
Sonia Vera 2004 2004 She was the first Latina model to appear on the show, appearing in only 5 episodes and later went on to appear as one of the briefcase models on Deal or No Deal during it's first OFFICIAL season on NBC.
Ute Werner 2002 2003 Has appeared in 20 episodes.
Jennifer Wood 2001 2002 She first appeared during model tryouts in 2001, appearing in 10 episodes and later returned in June 2002 as a temporary replacement for departing model Heather Kozar for the remaining days of the 30th season as
Rob Wilson 2012 2014 He made history by becoming the show's very first male model via a nationwide male model search as he's appeared in 75 episodes and was replaced by James O'Halloran. He later went on to appear as Ben Weston on the NBC soap Days of Our Lives.
Natasha Yi 2005 2005 She was the first Asian model to appear on the series, appearing 8 daytime episodes and 3 primetime episodes for a total of 11 shows.
Nikki Zeno 2005 2005 She was the second Latina Model to appear on the series, appearing in 10 episodes.
Nikki Ziering 1999 2002 She was the last model to appear on the series for the 20th century, making her debut on the show's 28th Season Premiere (airdate: September 20, 1999), permanently replacing departing model Chantel Dubay.

1994-1995Edit

Julie Lynn Cialini
Ferrari Farris
Lisa Stahl Sullivan

Additional TriviaEdit

On the 30th Anniversary Special from Las Vegas (airdate: January 31, 2002), Host Bob Barker was introduced in the opening credits with the fabulous Rio showgirls standing on the opposite sides of the door, gesturing as it opened, revealing Barker as he makes his way towards the incredibly large audience.

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Some of the celebrities have appeared as models on some episode of Price (i.e. Tyra Banks).

Some of the ex-Barker's Beauties went on to appear as one of the 26 beautiful briefcase models on the primetime NBC game show Deal or No Deal hosted by Howie Mandel that was based on the Dutch format called "Miljoenenjacht/Hunt for Millions" (i.e. Claudia Jordan, Lanisha Cole, Lisa Gleave, Sonia Vera, Kristal Marshall, Enya Flack and Mylinda Tov respectively), which ran from December 2005-May 2009.

On April Fools Day 2013, the models (Gwendolyn Osborne, Amber Lancaster & Manuela Arbeláez plus male model Rob Wilson) took over the hosting & announcing jobs while Drew & George were demoted to male models.

An episode of Family Guy (airdate: May 8, 2016) called "The New Adventures of Old Tom" had a brief reference to Price where a female model has been replaced by a male model which resulted a male contestant rejecting a car that was offered to him in the process.

GalleryEdit

(Bob Barker era)

(Drew Carey era)

External LinkEdit

TPIR Models Site

YouTube VideosEdit