Own It: 5 Gifts Oprah Gave Us

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First thing’s first: Oprah is the realest. After helming The Oprah Winfrey Show for 25 seasons and building her OWN network, the media magnate continues to swerve in her own lane. On her 61st birthday (Jan. 29), we thank her for five gifts she gave us—no giveaway needed.

1. Real talk
Don’t expect Momma O to sugarcoat her questions. During her 2003 interview with a young Kim Kardashian, Oprah prodded her about that thing that made her famous. “Would you be where you are had there not been a sex tape?,” she asked the reality star.

“That’s how I was definitely introduced to the world,” Kim responded. “It was a negative way so I felt I had to work ten times harder to show people the real me … I felt humiliated …I’ve always been concerned about humiliating the family and that’s what I did. And that’s something I’m going to have to live for the rest of my life with and have to explain to my children one day.”