If there ever was a master of branding, it’d be Oprah Winfrey. From her television network to her magazine O, The Oprah Magazine, everything bares her name or image.
Since its inception in 2004, Oprah has appeared on nearly every cover of her monthly magazine. Millions of people around the world know what Oprah looks like with rollers in her hair, have seen her the world's biggest afro and gawked at her in a red Vera Wang gown that measured 15 feet long and weighed 25 pounds. But it may be the end of an era.
The New York Post reports that the television mogul is thinking of no longer appearing on the magazine’s cover. A source allegedly told the paper:
“Hearst staffers say Oprah Winfrey is sick of shooting her O magazine covers and is going to retire from doing them soon — even though she typically knocks out three covers in one daylong shoot.”
Nothing has been confirmed so its likely we’ll have Winfrey on the cover as long as the magazine exists. And staring at the February issue, it doesn't look like Miss Winfrey is going anywhere. She is serving some serious slayage!
In a form-fitting white dress, Oprah shows a peek of leg with a thigh slit. Her jewelry is minimum, but noticeable and she rocks a side braid. At 59 Oprah’s still got it!
It also doesn't look as if the TV mogul, actress, business woman is slowing down either. She's signed on to produce filmmaker Ava DuVernay's Selma.
(Photo: O Magazine, February 2014)