Oprah Experiments with Her Inner ‘Wild Thang’ for September Cover of ‘O’

Oprah sports a 3.5 pound afro on the cover of her September issue of  O magazine.
Oprah sports a 3.5 pound afro on the cover of her September issue of O magazine.

Everyone knows that Oprah likes to switch things up.  She’s been fat, skinny, medium, large, long hair, short hair, curly hair, this is “my hair” and drove that point home using Chris Rock to run his fingers through her hair on her show.  But now, it would be pretty difficult to prove.

On Oprah’s September cover, she’s sporting hair so big, Leela James would be jealous!  The 3.5 pound mane is the center of an article titled “Let’s talk about HAIR!”  Oprah went so big that the hair has taken on a life of its own and they’ve nicknamed the ‘fro “Wild Thang.”  Even her friend Gayle has joked her saying, “Can someone put on the soundtrack to ‘The Lion King?'” according to the New York Daily News.

Oprah wants everyone to know that she definitely isn’t claiming this wig as her own hair and, even though she has had the privilege of having her own stylist for nearly 30 years, Andre Walker, she has the same issues as every other Black Girl that Rocks!

“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.”

But Andre isn’t behind this hairy masterpiece, the dynamic celebrity stylist Kim Kimble that styles for “The Voice” and has her own reality show L.A. Hair on WE TV, created the wig.  Walker said he had to call Kimble in for the cover and she was ready with a hair option.

“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.

Can you imagine the size of that box? Wow!  According to the Daily Mail, the wig rocks so hard that Oprah even changed her profile picture on Facebook and Twitter to the cover pic.

“Just revealed this new cover of O, The Oprah Magazine – one of my faves ever – Let’s talk about HAIR! Love this cover so much, I’m making it my new profile pic!”

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-J.C. Brooks






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