It’s a common rumor that Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour tells some celebs to lose a few pounds before they can grace the cover of her legendary fashion mag. However, this was confirmed by Wintour herself in her recent interview with news program 60 Minutes on Sunday night. In an unaired segment, Wintour talked about the 1998 cover featuring Oprah Winfrey, claiming that she did, indeed, suggest she slim down before appearing in front of the mag’s photographers. Says US Weekly,
“It was a very gentle suggestion,” she said, laughing. “I went to Chicago to visit Oprah, and I suggested that it might be an idea that she lose a little bit of weight.”
She added: “I said simply that you might feel more comfortable. She was a trooper!”
Winfrey, 55, must have listened to the fashion legend. She was featured on the cover from more than 10 years ago with the tagline: “Oprah! A Major Movie, An Amazing Makeover.”
“She totally welcomed the idea, and she went on a very stringent diet,” Wintour said. “And it was one of our most successful covers ever.”
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Below, check out some of Oprah’s weight ups and downs over the years.