Deal or No Deal

Megan Abrigo

Hometown: Mililani, HI

Instagram: @MeganCari

Meet 'Deal or No Deal' Briefcase Model #6: Megan Abrigo

You might know her from…

Case #6 on the original "Deal or No Deal" series from 2005–2009.

What is your favorite place you've ever traveled?

To say that I LOVE to travel is an understatement. I have been so lucky to have traveled to so many different places. I've been to almost all 50 states, Canada, Mexico City, Cancun, Tulum, Cabo, Costa Rica, Japan, Bali, Fiji, Majorca, South Africa, Italy, and Paris. Of all the traveling I've done, there is one place that is near and dear to my heart … and that place is Hawaii. It is where I was born, raised and where my roots will always be. "Aloha Spirit" is something you understand when you get there: the smell of flowers in the air, how locals love to be on island time, and what community actually feels like. Hawaii is always in my heart and always puts a smile across my face. Live, Love, Aloha!

What has your experience working with the other briefcase models been like?

I've been so fortunate to be able to work on the past seasons of "Deal Or No Deal" and the new 2.0 season of "Deal Or No Deal." I'm not always the biggest social butterfly, so to come into any big group can be intimidating at times. I will say, that both experiences have been such a pleasure. Back when "Deal Or No Deal" first started, I was such a youngster in the industry. To be around 26+ women who were all so accomplished was such a wonderful learning experience. I felt like I walked away with a "Deal Or No Deal" family. Almost ten years later, I feel like I know who I am a lot better. To be back on the show again is so amazing. The girls on this new season are incredible, talented and beautiful inside and out. I think they did such a great job casting for this season because I feel like this group is so cohesive. We all care about one another and try to help each other through the rough times. It's such a special thing to be a part of.

I'm a total water baby and need the element of water in my life.
Megan Abrigo
Briefcase Model #6

If you could have dinner with 3 people dead or alive who would they be?

Alan Watts, Bob Marley, and me from one of my past lives.

What is one word you'd use to describe yourself?

Two words, actually: grounded and curious. Grounded because I know who I am and where my roots are. Curious because I love to experience life in order to get to know myself better.

Megan Abrigo's Virtual Audition for 'Deal or No Deal': 'I just wanted the chance to audition all over again'

What hobbies are most important to you?

I'd have to say yoga, cooking and surfing are most important to me. I'm a total water baby and need the element of water in my life. Yoga has impacted my life greatly over the last 18 years. It's not just an activity, but a lifestyle. It keeps me physically and mentally well-balanced. Also, nothing is better and more gratifying than a home cooked meal with the people you love.

What is the wackiest fun fact about you?

My ability to MacGyver things and that I find scaring people to be really funny.

Do you have a side hustle?

Modeling has been my #1 hustle over the last 15 years but it's not the most consistent job at times! I had been taking photos as a hobby for a long time when one of my girlfriends asked me to take her engagement photos. From that day on, I've been shooting professional headshots, modeling test shoots, engagements, special moments, travel, social media, and assisting at weddings.

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