Los Angeles, CA (CNS) – Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour had some fashion advice for media mogul Oprah Winfrey back in the ’90s: lose 20 pounds.
Wintour revealed that she told Oprah to drop weight for her magazine cover shoot, which the daytime talk show host took in positively.
She laughingly said during an unaired segment interview from “60 Minutes,” “It was a very gentle suggestion. I went to Chicago to visit Oprah, and I suggested that it might be an idea that she lose a little bit of weight.”
“I said simply that you might feel more comfortable.”
Oprah seemingly took the suggestion well. Wintour said that the curvy host was a “trooper.”
And of course, everybody has seen the result. Her 1998 cover for the magazine, which has the tagline: “Oprah! A Major Movie, An Amazing Makeover,” featured slim and shapely body.
Wintour continued, “She totally welcomed the idea, and she went on a very stringent diet. It was one of the most successful covers ever.”