Oprah Winfrey Makes Surprise Appearance at Her First Weight Watchers Meeting

Media mogul and best friend Gayle King capture their visit on camera

By Kendall Fisher Apr 20, 2016 3:15 PMTags
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Oprah Winfrey has been a part of the Weight Watchers company for six months now, and she finally hit a big milestone in her endeavor with them: attending her very first in-person meeting.

Yes, the media mogul surprised a group of women when she attended a meeting on Tuesday with her best friend, Gayle King, who has also joined Weight Watchers.

The duo captured the whole thing on a Facebook video during which Oprah explained, "We're going to sit in on my coach's class...The coach knows I'm coming, the rest of the people don't know. This is the first meeting I've actually been to because I do it online."

As Oprah enters the room—looking ever-so-chic in a monochrome ensemble with fun black and white shoes—the women begin cheering and clapping right away. A few ladies even yelled, "Are you kidding me?!"

Oprah tells the group, "We're live on Facebook right now, and if that's not OK, you told your husband you were somewhere else," to which the group erupted in laughter.

Both Gayle and Oprah received "bravo stamps" for attending their first meeting.

Gayle took to Instagram to share a few photos from the experience. She wrote, "@Oprah surprising @weightwatchers meeting ! She's a good student too paying attention to the teacher."

She also added, "Notice the poster in the background nice... Right? So fun!!"

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Meanwhile, Oprah began her endeavor with Weight Watchers in October, becoming a part owner of the company while also taking part in the program.

Both she and Gayle have shared their experiences while losing weight with the points system.

"Weight Watchers has given me the tools to begin to make the lasting shift that I and so many of us who are struggling with weight have longed for," Winfrey said in a statement at the time. "I believe in the program so much I decided to invest in the company and partner in its evolution."

In fact, she purchased 6.4 million shares in Weight Watchers for a total of $43.2 million, becoming a part owner of the company. The stock ended up spiking 105 percent the day she revealed the news, and she ended up making about $45 million back in the stock.