Oprah Winfrey's 'O Magazine' Turns 15: Here Are The 7 Most Important Covers

by Alex Ungerman 1:23 PM PDT, April 02, 2015
Playing Oprah Winfrey's 'O Magazine' Turns 15: Here Are The 7 Most Important Covers

Has it been 15 years already??

Oprah's O Magazine is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a stunning black and white cover for the May 2015 issue, something never before seen in the publication's run! On the cover Oprah dons a navy gown studded with Swarovski crystals (15 years is the crystal anniversary!). 

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"It's very difficult to find something that Oprah's not done before," says Gayle King, CBS This Morning co-anchor and O Magazine editor-at-large, to ET. "[Oprah] often says, 'I don't have another clap. I don't have another smile. I don't have another pose, but we've never done black and white.'"

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To celebrate 15 years in circulation, we are highlighting O, The Oprah Magazine's seven most important covers!

The First Cover (June 2000)

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Where it all began! It's hard to believe it's been 15 years since The Oprah Magazine first hit stands with this simple, elegant cover, with fewer text overlays than normal, this cover focuses on Lady O and her big debut.

Oprah & Michelle Obama (April 2009)

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We can't leave off Oprah's cover with the First Lady of the United States! O Magazine billed this as the first interview from the White House when President Obama took office in 2009.

Oprah & Ellen (December 2009)

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Something about Oprah's face mixed with Ellen DeGeneres all wrapped up in Christmas lights like Chevy Chase in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is the most adorable thing ever.

Oprah's Catsuit Cover (September 2014)

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King tells ET that while she never thought she'd see Oprah in a catsuit, she wanted to something different for the annual makeover issue.

"It shows everything you have," said King. "So you really do have to be confident about your body."

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Oprah & the Lion (January 2015)

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Seems like to share the O cover with Oprah you have to be Michelle Obama, Ellen, or the king of the jungle! Oprah didn't actually pose with a real lion for this issue, but it's still a wild, crazy cover and we absolutely love her for it.

Oprah's Favorite Things (December 2014)

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Oprah gets real up close and personal for her Favorite Things cover issue, and we have got to give it a shout out, cause let's be honest, it's one of our favorite things.

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The Hair Cover (September 2013)

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Froprah!! This amazing cover of Oprah in a 3.5 lb wig is not only our favorite cover of all time, but this issue also won an American Society of Magazine Editors award!

"Everyone talks about this. We won an award for this one," King tells ET. "This hair piece was made specifically for her."

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Keep making history, Lady O!

Also, in typical Oprah-fashion, she’s even giving away special cyrstal-themed gifts to readers who enter her O List Sweepstakes.

What's the cover Oprah would rather forget? May 2007.

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"She calls this the Martha Washington cover," says King.

Now, let's take it back to WAY before O Magazine to Oprah's first Oscars in 1986!