Anna Wintour, Vogue Editor-in-Chief and inspiration for the book and movie, ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ made Oprah lose 20 pounds. It was back in 1998 when Wintour dangled the coveted cover of the fashion mag in front of Oprah’s thighs.
“It was a very gentle suggestion,” Wintour revealed to ’60 Minutes’ last night. “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. She was a trooper!
“She totally welcomed the idea, and she went on a very stringent diet. And it was one of our most successful covers ever.”
Two years later Oprah launched her own friggin’ magazine, featuring her big ‘O’ self on each and every cover. Take that, Wintour.
But Wintour doesn’t just have a problem with Oprah’s weight.
“I’d just been on a trip to Minnesota, where I can only kindly describe most of the people I saw as little houses. There’s such an epidemic of obesity in the United States, and for some reason, everybody focuses on anorexia.”
For the record, Wintour herself looks like a house. A stick house, that is.