Claudia Angela Jordan is an American talk show host, actress, model, businesswoman, and reality television and radio personality who was born on April 12, 1973. She is best known for modeling on the American versions of Deal or No Deal and The Price Is Right, as well as competing on Celebrity Apprentice seasons 2 and 6. Jordan featured in the seventh season of Bravo’s reality show The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
She was Miss Teen USA in 1991 and Miss USA in 1997, representing Rhode Island. She has also appeared in numerous ads for brands such as Coors Light, Sears, Denny’s, and Pepsi.
Claudia Jordan's Net Worth
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Claudia's Early Life
Jordan was born on April 12th of 1973 in Providence, Rhode Island, to Teresa Jordan, an Italian mother, and Larry Jordan Sr., an African-American father. Claudia’s parents met while her father was in Brindisi, Italy where the US Air Force was stationed.
Claudia is not an only child. She shares her parents to two other siblings, a brother named Larry Jordan Sr., and a sister whose name is not disclosed. She is of American, Italian, and African descent, making her multi-ethnic.
Claudia Jordan's Education
Claudia Jordan was a sprinter in high school, receiving all-state accolades in track and field at East Providence High School where she graduated high school. She was selected for the All State Track and Field team. She participated in three Junior Olympics and finished third in the long jump at the East Coast Invitational.
Claudia earned All-American honors as a 400-meter sprinter while attending Baldwin Wallace College in Ohio, where she majored in broadcasting and journalism. She juggled her academic work with hosting her own campus radio show and worked for the Providence American Newspaper and WHDH-TV in Boston.
Claudia Jordan's Husband/Boyfriend and Family Life
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Claudia Jordan married Datari Turner, her longtime boyfriend, on November 28, 2009. Turner is a well-known producer and screenwriter. This marriage, however, did not endure more than a year. Her one-year marriage to her spouse resulted in an annulment, which was formalized on December 29, 2010. They didn’t have a child as a couple.
Jordan previously dated Ginuwine in 1997, Nelly in 2002, Trey Songz in 2009, and Medina Islam, a RHOA star’s ex-boyfriend. She is currently dating Kendal Dismute, a former civil engineer and real estate agent.
Claudia Jordan's Career
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Claudia Jordan competed in the Miss Teen USA beauty pageant in 1990, representing Rhode Island. In 1997, she was crowned Miss Rhode Island USA and placed in the top ten of the Miss USA competition.
Jordan performed in music videos for musicians such as the Backstreet Boys, Ginuwine, Fabolous, Charlie Wilson, Joe, Chico DeBarge, D’Angelo, Coolio, Ludacris, and Kenny Lattimore after her success in beauty pageants. She also started appearing in national television ads for brands like Coors Light, Sears, Pepsi, Visa, and Mountain Dew.
Claudia was one of Bob Barker’s “beauties” on CBS’s “The Price Is Right” from 2001 to 2003, and Jordan was hired for the American version of “Deal or No Deal” in 2005, where he held the briefcase #1 for four seasons.
Claudia started her first hosting position in 2003 as a red-carpet correspondent for Fox Sports West’s “54321,” and she also started appearing on “The Best Damn Sports Show Period.” For two seasons, she co-hosted “The Modern Girl’s Guide to Life” on The Style Network.Claudia featured on the second season of “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2009, when she and the other celebrities earned money for a charity of their choosing, which Jordan chose to be the North American Psychoanalytic Confederation. Claudia co-hosted the 2009 Miss Universe competition with Billy Bush in the Bahamas the same year.
Jordan was a star on Jamie Foxx’s satellite radio show “The Foxxhole,” and in December 2012, she began co-hosting Tameka Cottle’s discussion show “Tiny’s Tonight.” Claudia also hosted the AT&T travel show “The Summer of Adventure” that year, and Jordan returned to the “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2013 to compete on the All-Star version of the show. Claudia confirmed in October 2014 that she will be joining the cast of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” for its seventh season as one of the main housewives. Jordan was simultaneously working as a co-host on the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” while filming “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Claudia hosted “The Morning Rush,” a one-year-old morning show in Dallas that was the top-rated R&B morning show in the city. Jordan conducts a chat program on Fox Soul Platform, an American internet streaming service, as of 2020.
Jordan and a rotating cast of Black Americans, whom she invites to talk on a variety of themes in order to encourage men and women in the Black community, star in the show “Out Loud.” Every Tuesday through Friday, her show airs.
Claudia has also worked as a journalist and in television production for the Providence American newspaper. She is currently working as a co-host on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show and a frequent contributor on HLN’s Dr. Drew On Call.
Real Housewives of Atlanta Storyline for Claudia Jordan
Claudia was a series regular on The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s seventh season. Claudia, like Kenya Moore of RHOA, has a pageant background, according to Bravo. In 1990, she was crowned Miss Rhode Island Teen USA, and in 1997, she became the second African-American woman to be crowned Miss Rhode Island USA. Her time as a Housewife, however, did not extend more than one season, unlike that of former beauty queen Kenya.
Claudia had a feud with OG cast member NeNe Leakes during her stint on the show because of her strong friendship with Kenya. After NeNe slammed Claudia with charges that she was being controlled by Kenya, the two had an epic dinner table brawl. Despite holding her own and “reading” NeNe, as noticed by Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey, Claudia was not asked back as a series regular on the successful franchise. Jordan also became close friends with Leakes’ former BFF Cynthia Bailey during her time on the show.
On the 7th season, Jordan and Leakes had multiple verbal spats, including the now-famous episode during a group trip to Puerto Rico in which Leakes accused Jordan of lacking a brain. Jordan was also assailed by Leakes, who called her promiscuous.
The women were still at odds by the time the season 7 reunion was taped. Jordan claimed Leakes had an inflated ego and thought her co-stars were beneath her. Jordan was allegedly plotting to be at odds with Leakes in order to save her spot on the program, according to Leakes.
However, the show runners are now looking into the possibility of inviting Jordan back into the show with Cynthia Bailey and Porsha Williams‘ recent exit.
Claudia Jordan's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Hair Color||Dark brown|
Facts About Claudia Jordan
|Estimate Net Worth||$1.5 million|
|Birthplace||Providence, Rhode Island|
|Birthday||April 12, 1973|