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. 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. On the 30th Anniversary Special from Las Vegas airdate: January 31, , 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.
Apparently, I was spotted working and the rest is history! Osborne-Smith: Yes, when they had the change from Bob Barker to Drew Carey, we got a new producer and he was all for revamping everything. We had a meeting about letting us be heard. I was very much determined to have that and I was happy it was received. But at the end of the day Fox News: Why did your role not have a mic? I can say they were just looking at them like models who were objectified. But when Drew Carey stepped in, he was so very happy to make changes and bring "Price is Right" into a new era. We were all ready to become personalities rather than just look like models. I thought I was going to have to pick between my personal life and my career.
November 21, The Superior Court jury determined her pregnancy was the reason she wasn't rehired and awarded Ms. Jurors began deliberations Nov. In a statement, FremantleMedia said it expects to be "fully vindicated" after an appeal, adding that it stands behind executive producer Mike Richards and the show's staff. The verdict is a rare one for a program that has seen other lawsuits.
The American television game show The Price Is Right has, since its relaunch, employed a number of models to showcase the prizes and items that are given away on the show. From to , the group was referred to as "Barker's Beauties", in reference to Bob Barker , who hosted the show during that period. The original Price Is Right also employed models. Usually, two models appeared per episode to model the prizes, much in the same tradition as the later incarnations.