Oprah, inspirational icon to anyone with even the slightest weight issues, is fat again. She reveals in the January 2009 issue of O magazine that she now weighs 200 pounds, a 40-pound increase since 2006.
Folks might remember Oprah’s epic weight loss in 1988, which she celebrated by rolling out of a wagon filled with 67 pounds of fat to represent the weight she’d lost using a liquid protein diet.
The AP reports:
Winfrey’s weight and height put her body mass index at 31.8, which is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says people who are obese are “at higher risk for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.” [AP]
But we think maybe someone should send Oprah a copy of today’s Metro for inspiration. Sure, she might be fat, but apparently, that doesn’t mean she won’t get laid.