Wait, Young Meghan Markle Once Starred in a Tostitos Commercial?

And they gave her a totally different voice.

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All the best princess fairy tales include a rags-to-riches story—though for soon-to-be-royal Meghan Markle, the “rags” part of her history is really just a commercial for Tostitos in 2009.


Yes, we Markle-obsessed editors at MarieClaire.com have unearthed a dormant clip of the Suits actress starring in a chip commercial from almost a decade ago, and it’s just as magical as you’d hope.

The ad opens up on Markle standing in the chip aisle of a grocery store, apparently making the world’s toughest decision on which chip to buy. “13 ingredients?” thinks a bewildered Meghan Markle with a woman’s voice that’s clearly not her own, “That’s more people than I invited to the party.”

She then mentally insults some poor dude named Gary for wearing “short shorts,” before picking up a bag of Tostitos chips, smiling at the three-ingredient label, and thinking, “Yeah.”

This, folks, is the stuff of Oscars. Markle had, by this point, already had a small part as a briefcase model in Deal or No Deal and was just a few years away from landing her breakout role as Rachel Zane on Suits. And, you know, a decade away from being a member of the royal family.

But in 2009, in the middle of a grocery store, Markle was just a woman about her snacks. Thank you, YouTube, for existing.

Chloe Metzger
Beauty Editor

Chloe Metzger is the deputy beauty director at Cosmopolitan, overseeing the editorial content and growth strategy of the hair, makeup, and skin space on digital, while also obsessively writing about the best hair products for every hair type (curly girl here; whattup), and the skincare routines that really, truly work (follow her on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes pics of that magazine life). She brings nearly a decade of writing and editing expertise, and her work has appeared in AllureHealthFitnessMarie ClaireStyleCaster, and Parents. She also has an unhealthy adoration for Tom Hanks and would like to please meet him one day, if you could arrange that. Thanks.