Anna Wintour told Oprah Winfrey to lose weight

Last Updated: Thu, May 21, 2009 08:40 hrs

Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour once told media mogul Oprah Winfrey to lose weight before posing on the cover of 1998’s Vogue issue.

The classy Editor-in-Chief revealed in an interview that Oprah was asked to lose weight for the 1998 vogue cover, which featured the media mogul with a tagline "Oprah! A Major Movie, An Amazing Makeover."

"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,” US Weekly quoted Wintour as saying.

"I said simply that you might feel more comfortable. She was a trooper!" Wintour added.

Oprah welcomed Wintour’s idea and the cover was a major hit

"She totally welcomed the idea, and she went on a very stringent diet. And it was one of our most successful covers ever,” Wintour added.

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