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Oprah asked to strip and have her body painted - 23rd September 2010
(Credit: The Australian)

An Australian artist will ask American TV talk show queen Oprah Winfrey to strip off and have her body painted for charity when she comes Down Under in December.

Sydney body painter and make-up artist Eva Rinaldi has started an international campaign to get the huge star to agree to being tastefully painted with Australian icons, such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach, while wearing only a bikini, the Mosman Daily reports.

The stunt would not only be for a kick but to also raise money for a worthy cause of Winfreys choice, Rinaldi said.

Winfrey will film at least two episodes of her talk show during her stay, including one at the Sydney Opera House when the iconic building will be transformed into the Sydney Oprah House.

"Im a huge fan," Rinaldi said. "I have always wanted to body paint her."

This Saturday, a Winfrey look-a-like will be body painted as a lifesaver at Bondi Beach in Sydney to promote the challenge.

Rinaldi is also planning to ask Australian celebrities, including Nicole Kidman and good friend Russell Crowe, to be painted.

She has already painted US singers Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.

Former tourism boss John Brown has praised the promotion as an opportunity to match the buzz of Paul Hogan's "shrimp on the barbie" campaign.

Read more at the Mosman Daily.

 

 

Biography

Through the power of media, Oprah Winfrey has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world. As supervising producer and host of the top-rated, award-winning The Oprah Winfrey Show, she has entertained, enlightened and uplifted millions of viewers for the past two decades. Her accomplishments as a global media leader and philanthropist have established her as one of the most respected and admired public figures today. (Credit: Oprah Windfrey official website).

 

Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and was once the world's only black billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.

Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood, including being raped at the age of nine and becoming pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy. Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19. Her emotional ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime talk show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place she launched her own production company and became internationally syndicated.

Credited with creating a more intimate confessional form of media communication, she is thought to have popularized and revolutionized the tabloid talk show, genre pioneered by Phil Donahue, which a Yale study claims broke 20th century taboos and allowed LGBT people to enter the mainstream. By the mid 1990s, she had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement, and spirituality. Though criticized for unleashing confession culture and promoting controversial self-help fads, she is often praised for overcoming adversity to become a benefactor to others.

From 2006 to 2008, her support of Barack Obama, by one estimate, delivered over a million votes in the close 2008 Democratic primary race, an achievement for which the governor of Illinois considered offering her a seat in the U.S. senate. (Credit: Wikipedia)

 

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