MEGHAN Markle revealed her wish for daughter Lilibet when she grows up in an emotional podcast.
In her latest Spotify episode – titled Breaking Down ‘The Bimbo’ with Paris Hilton’ – The Duchess of Sussex examines the labels “bimbo” and “dumb blonde”.
Meghan Markle revealed her wish for daughter Lilibet in a podcast
The Duchess disclosed she hoped Lilibet will want to have “higher aspiration”
Meghan disclosed how she hopes that her and Prince Harry’s one-year-old daughter will want to have “higher aspirations”.
She said: “I’d be curious to hear your thoughts on this idea because when I hear the word bimbo, I have a very negative connotation to it.
“I don’t see that as an aspirational thing for a woman, I want our daughters to aspire to be slightly higher.
“I want my Lili to want to be educated and want to be smart and to Pride herself on those things.”
It comes as the Duchess today revealed that she quit Deal or No Deal after being “objectified” on stage.
Meghan revealed she was told to “suck it in” by a woman who helped run the US version of the hit game show in 2006.
The order left her feeling “objectified” and “not smart”, the duchess described in the latest episode of her Archetypes podcast.
Meghan held briefcase number 24 during her time as a model on the US version of Deal or No Deal in 2006 – years before she met Prince Harry.
She explains: “Before the tapings of the show, all the girls, we would line up and there were different stations for having your lashes, put on, or your extensions, put in, or the padding in your bra.
“We were even given spray-tan vouchers each week because there was a very cookie cutter idea of precisely what we should look like. It was solely about beauty and not necessarily about brains.”
Meghan goes on to “paint the picture” of what working on the show was like and how it made her feel.
She added: “When I look back at that time I will never never forget this one detail because moments before we’d get on stage, there was a woman who ran the show and she would be there backstage and I can still hear her.
“She couldn’t properly pronounce my last name at the time – and I knew who she was talking to because she would go ‘Markle suck’.
“Markle suck it in. I ended up quitting the show.
“Like I said, I was thankful for the job but not for how it made me feel which was not smart.
“And by the way, I was surrounded by smart women on that stage with me, but that wasn’t the focus of why we were there and I would end up leaving with this pit in my stomach.
“Knowing that I was so much more than what was being objectified on the stage.
“I didn’t like feeling forced to be all looks. And little substance.
“And that’s how it felt for me at the time being reduced to this specific archetype, the word ‘bimbo’.”
In her last podcast, Meghan slammed Hollywood blockbusters for “toxic stereotyping” of Asian women.
She took swipes at Austin Powers — famously a James Bond spoof — and Kill Bill, whose Lucy Liu assassin has been lauded as a powerful female role model.
In her first podcast since the Queen’s death, the Duchess of Sussex, 41, claimed the films promoted the “incredibly dangerous” image of a stereotypical “Dragon Lady” to movie fans.
She said: “Movies like Austin Powers and Kill Bill presented these characters of Asian women as oftentimes over-sexualized or aggressive. And it’s not just those two examples, there’s so many more.”
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