It’s a rare occasion to see anyone other than the Queen of Talk grace the cover of Oprah Winfrey’s O, The Oprah Magazine. But on the cover of this May’s issue, Oprah embraces a Photoshopped image of her 21-year-old self.
Throughout the 12-year run of the magazine, the 58-year-old media icon has shared the cover with a select few of her celebrity gal pals, including Michelle Obama, Rosie O’Donnell, and Ellen DeGeneres. However, this is the first time subscribers will see two images of Oprah on the magazine’s cover.
The upcoming edition includes a letter of advice and wisdom that Oprah wrote to her 19-year-old self.
“I look into your eyes and see the light and hope of myself,” Oprah wrote. “You’ve spent too many days and years trying to please others and be what they wanted you to be. You will have to learn that the wounds of your past — rape, molestation, whippings for ‘stepping out of place,’ and not being allowed to show anger or cry afterward — damaged your self-esteem. Yet through it all, you’ve held on to a belief in God and God’s belief in you.”
There will also be insight on how readers can live their best life at any age, from 17 accomplished men and women, including Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, and Katie Couric. The May issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, will hit newsstands April 10.
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