Chantel Dubay (born November 12, 1968 in Dearborn, Michigan) is an American model and aspiring actress. She is best known for appearing as one of Barker's Beauties on The Price is Right from 1996-1999. She is occasionally credited (erroneously) as "Chantal Dubay."
Born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan. One of Chantel's first TV appearances (if not her very first) was in a 1993 episode of Married With Children titled "You Can't Miss" where she played a character named Candy Lapinsky (she was credited as "Chantal Dubay").
"Price is Right" CareerEdit
One year later, Chantel tried out for the position of new Barker's Beauty on The Price is Right during it's 22nd season, making her tryout debut on February 23, 1994. Gena Lee Nolin, who made her tryout debut in May, was selected as the newest Barker's Beauty as announced on The Price is Right's 23rd Season Premiere show (airdate: September 12, 1994).
Gena only spent one full season as a Barker's Beauty on The Price is Right as she parted ways with the show after the first week of it's 24th season, after she landed a contract role on Baywatch as her spot was rotated between Cindy Margolis and Annette Marroquin, both of whom also auditioned for the new Barker's Beauty back in the 22nd season. In October, long-time model Holly Hallstrom was abruptly dismissed from the series and it was then decided to downsize the number of Barker's Beauties from four to three.
Cindy continued to appear on The Price is Right over the next three months until late January when Chantel resurfaced (January 26, to be exact) as she auditioned for Barker's Beauty again. Mindy Kennedy Alvarez was also invited back to appear over a period of weeks along with newcomer Michele Smith and longtime substitute model Kyle Aletter.
On April 22, 1996, Chantel was officially announced as the new, permanent Barker's Beauty and remained onboard with the show over the next four years.
On the 28th Season Premiere show (airdate: September 20, 1999), Dubay made a very difficult decision to leave The Price is Right as Bob Barker brought her out before the second segment of that show and allowed her to bid an on-camera fond farewell. On the same show, before the third segment, Bob introduced Nikki Ziering to the home and studio audiences as she was announced as Chantel's permanent replacement from an off-camera audition that took place over the course of that summer break.
Prior to her departure from The Price is Right, Chantel became engaged and later married to her fiancé-now-Husband Randy Beck, taking his last name. She is one of very few ex-models to have left the show on good terms as the others were Anitra Ford, who left in 1976 to pursue a career in Real Estate & Photography, and Gena Lee Nolin, who left in 1995 for Baywatch.
Chantel's last known televised appearance was in early 2002 when she was interviewed for the E! channel's E! True Hollywood Story about The Price is Right.