Oprah’s endorsements make celebrities out of people
Oprah Winfrey has made celebrities out of people by inducting them into Team Oprah. She has personally endorsed them and has gone on to publicly share the positive impact which they have made on her own life. From emotional health, to fitness, to home improvement, the members of Team Oprah have been cheered on by one of the world’s most trusted and influential woman, and have become household names and experts in their respective fields. Some people who have appeared as guests on The Oprah Winfrey Show have also become immortalized in public memory. Here is a look at some of these Oprah-made stars. Nate Berkus – It is highly probable that this famous interior designer would be just another face in the crowd of other designers, if not for his regular appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show where he helped people organize their living spaces, spoke about how homes and the state of them were direct reflections of themselves as people. Good looking with easy natural charm and talent to boot, Berkus became a fixture on the show, later going on to host his own show, “The Nate Berkus Show” [co-produced by Harpo Studios], and is has also authored a book titled “The Things that Matter”. Bob Greene – Known for being Oprah’s exercise physiologist, the man who helped her with her weight and healthy eating struggles, Bob Greene has also written 10 books on fitness, 2 of which have been co-authored by Oprah herself. He is a regular featured guest on her radio and television shows, and shares a close friendship with her; she was the “best woman” at his wedding! Dr.Phil – After making several appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late 90’s, author, lifestyle coach and psychologist has gone on to become a household name with his own self-titled show, has authored 13 books on topics ranging from weight loss to life strategies, and is currently hosting his own show, co-produced by Harpo Studios. Interestingly, he impressed Oprah via his legal consulting firm in 1995, while she was preparing for the Amarillo Texas beef trial; he helped her win, and she asked him to appear on her show! Gayle King is another name, which is synonymous with Oprah thanks to her regular appearances on the show. She and Oprah have been best friends since 1976, and she is currently the editor at-large for Oprah’s “O” Magazine. She is also the co-anchor for CBS’s “This Morning”. Mostly however, she is known as Oprah’s BFF [best female friend] and the two have maintained their friendship, and celebrity statuses! A pattern which has emerged upon examination of Oprah’s choice of whom she chooses to engage with, and promote, stems from her personal relationships with them. Almost all the individuals who have been featured on her show, have been personal friends, or have helped her in some way, and she appears to be saying “thank you” to them by making them household names. Other non-celebrities who have been immortalized on her show and have gained their own small following of admirers include Truddi Chase, advocate for dissociative identity disorder, Shiloh Pepin, better known as “Mermaid Girl”, and Stacey Halprin, a 550-pound woman who was desperate to lose weight.