Oprah Shares the Cover of O With Michelle Obama

03/06/2009 at 02:44 PM ET

Courtesy O Magazine

For the first time in its nine year existence, O, The Oprah Magazine will feature a cover model other than just Oprah Winfrey herself. For its April issue, the talk-show host will share the spotlight with First Lady Michelle Obama, who sits down in her new home — the White House — and gets candid with the media mogul. In the issue, which will hit newsstands on March 17, Michelle talks frankly about decorating the White House, keeping up with friends, her daughters and more. We applaud Michelle’s consistency in wearing American designers– even on magazine covers. The First Lady wore a Tracy Reese dress on the cover of PEOPLE just last week! And for her Oprah cover, she appears clad in an orange Michael Kors sheath and Dream Cashmere cardigan. And she isn’t stopping with fashion. Michelle tells Oprah she will look to American artists when decorating the White House. “I want art that reflects contemporary and traditional, I want to bring in new American artisans,” she says. Get more info on Michelle and Oprah’s cover looks at fashionista.com. And check out more of the exclusive interview at oprah.com.

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RP on

The 1st lady looks great here! Poor Oprah looks short next to her. :)

miss kitty on

makes me want to puke. All these years and there was no one else suitable to put on the cover but herself till now? blech!

mel on

the first lady looks beautiful!

GMack on

How embarassing!!! Because Oprah has not been mentioned or featured by this wonderful new administration, no light has been shining on her since the Obamas have taken front page….she found a way to put herself in the spotlight again…. It is soooo obvious!

denise on

well, ellen degeneres is campaigning to be on the cover with oprah….maybe now she will be able to!!!

HB on

Dear Oprah,
Get over yourself. Thanks.

Tina on

I think that is great having the 1st lady on the cover. Oprah is a class act. Get over it racist people she is the 1st lady and Oprah is a billionaire………and yes they happen to be black and friends………..She went out on a limb and endorsed President Obama way before any one else………..She does not need the spotlight of the white house she has her own……….LOVELY PICTURE>>>>>>>>>>

Dawn on

We think its great and I agree with denise, Ellen should be next. Ellen, Ellen, Ellen!

Diane73 on

Is this the best shot? It isn’t exactly a great photo of either of them!

Sooz on

Can we say photoshop? Ms. Obama is a real woman who is in great shape and that photoshopped cover is an insult.

Janis Moore on

I stopped by “O” because I couldn’t stand seeing all the airbrushing that Oprah insists on having. She talks the talk on her show, but does not in real life.

Now she has the First Lady on the cover — and it looks like she took to airbrushing her, too. Whatever happened to the honesty that Oprah insists everybody act on??? What an insult to our intelligence.

Kathy on

Out of respect for the office of the President, Oprah should have bowed out and given the cover entirely to the First Lady, that would have been the prudent thing to do!

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