Oprah Winfrey is rocking a HUGE wig on the cover of the September issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.
The cover reads “Let’s Talk About Hair!” and shows Oprah wearing a huge afro wig, reportedly weighing 3.5 pounds.
“I wish I could say it was all mine. In fact, though, it’s borrowed. And it feels like carrying around an extra head,” Winfrey said. “My own hair is shorter, not quite so spherical, and a lot lighter. But that doesn’t mean it never gives me grief. When it comes to hair, I’m in the same boat as most every other woman.”
Oprah says there’s one thing all women can relate to when it comes to hair. “We love it when it looks great, we can’t stand it when it looks not so great, and we all want it to tell the world something about us.” CONTINUE AFTER THE JUMP!
Winfrey’s longtime hair stylist, Andre Walker said “it wasn’t easy” to find the eyebrow raising wig but he eventually got the help of “The Voice” stylist Kim Kimble.
“When I told her about my predicament, she said she had created a wig I could borrow,” he recalled about the hairpiece that was delivered in bubble wrap and a custom-made, bright pink travel box to New York City June 1 for the photo shoot.
“For almost 30 years, I’ve had the luxury of a hairdresser, Andre Walker, who loves all kinds of hair textures and adores everything,” “The Butler’s” star wrote in her monthly “What I Know for Sure” column. “Hence this month’s cover; we call the wig I’m wearing Wild Thang!”
In fact, Winfrey’s longtime friend Gayle King thought it was more suited for a cartoon movie turned Broadway play.
“Can someone put on the soundtrack to ‘The Lion King?’” she joked.
Now you gotta give her some credit for doing this…. she looks a downright crazy.