Claudia Jordan

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Claudia Jordan
Beauty pageant titleholder
Claudia Jordan.jpg
Jordan in 2008.
Born Claudia Angela Jordan
(1973-04-12) April 12, 1973 (age 41)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Education East Providence High School
Baldwin Wallace University
Occupation Model, Reality Television Personality
Years active 1989–present
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Measurements 34-25-37[1]
Hair color Dark Brown
Eye color brown
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Claudia Angela Jordan (born April 12, 1973) is an American reality television and radio personality. She is known for appearing as a model on the U.S. version of Deal or No Deal and The Price Is Right, and for competing on seasons 2 and 6 of Celebrity Apprentice. Jordan currently stars as one of six main series regular on the Bravo reality television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta since its seventh season premiere on November 9, 2014.

Early life[edit]

Jordan was born in Providence, Rhode Island, to a mother from Italy and an African-American father. Claudia's parents met when her father was in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Brindisi, Italy. Claudia Jordan was a sprinter and earned all-state honors in track and field while in high school in Rhode Island. Claudia Jordan competed in three Junior Olympics and in college became an All-American sprinter in the 400-meter relay. In addition to the sprints she finished third in the long jump at the East Coast Invitational.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Jordan held the Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 1990 title and represented Rhode Island at the Miss Teen USA 1990 pageant. In 1997, she won the Miss Rhode Island USA title, becoming the second African-American woman ever to hold that title. She competed at Miss USA 1997 where she placed in the top 10. She has worked at the Providence American newspaper and at the Boston television station WHDH-TV. She has appeared in television commercials for Coors Light, Sears, Pepsi and Visa. She appeared as a contestant on Dog Eat Dog and in Joe's music video for "I Wanna Know". Prior to appearing on Deal or No Deal, Jordan was known as a former Barker's Beauty on the CBS game show The Price Is Right from 2001 to 2003.

Jordan appeared on the second season of Celebrity Apprentice.[2] In the series, celebrities raise money for a charity of their choice; Jordan selected the NAPSAC Foundation as her charity.[3] She was "fired" by Donald Trump on the episode of Celebrity Apprentice that first aired March 22, 2009. She was later selected to compete on the All-Star version of Celebrity Apprentice, being "fired" in the fourth episode of the show. She co-hosted the Miss Universe 2009 pageant from the Bahamas alongside Billy Bush. She also played the thief in the Fabolous music video "Throw It In the Bag". Jordan hosted her own weekly show on Sirius/XM Radio on The Foxxhole, called "The Claudia Jordan Show". Jordan also co-hosted on "Reach Around Radio". Jordan was a co-host on Tameka Cottle's talk show Tiny's Tonight alongside Tamar Braxton and rapper Trina. The television pilot aired in December 2012 on VH1. It was announced on October 1st, 2014 that Jordan would be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta as a main housewife for its upcoming seventh season, to premiere in November 2014.

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Preceded by
Deb Hodges
Miss Rhode Island Teen USA
1990
Succeeded by
Gina Tognoni
Preceded by
Jerry Springer and Melanie Brown
Hosts of Miss Universe with Billy Bush
2009
Succeeded by
Bret Michaels and Natalie Morales