Oprah's 1983 Audition Tape Features Button Earrings and a Gold Chain


Here’s Oprah in 1983, at the age of 29, introducing herself as part of her taped audition for a new morning show in Chicago.

A few notes:

  • That neckline is CHOKING her
  • Gold chain on the outside of the top
  • Button earrings
  • The energy level is not full-on Oprah as we know her
  • Long long long nails

Now that you’ve seen that, you are ready for a “you’ve come a long way, baby” moment:

Yes, she is 60 years old. These images are from the June 2014 issue of O Magazine.

Never fear aging (or money!)

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