Oprah Just Dropped A Massive Amount Of Money On A Former Student's Dream Wedding Dress
Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for THR, @oprah/Instagram

Oprah Winfrey shaped the lives of many young women since 2002, thanks to her South Africa boarding school for girls.

Now that another class of women has graduated, enrollment in her Leadership Academy is the gift that keeps on giving.

The TV magnate and philanthropist just dropped $10,000 on a wedding dress for one of her former students and posted a photo of the bridal shopping spree in Beverly Hills on Instagram.


"I've known these girls since they were 12 and 13 coming to my school," she beamed.

The photo includes her and three other girls from the school with the bride-to-be, Glori, holding up an exquisite Berta beaded gown.

"Graduating from college. Grad school. Now our first wedding. Looking for the perfect dress."


Saks Fifth Avenue was closed to the public so the women could shop without interruption.

According to the Daily Mail, the girls' afternoon activities kicked off with dinner at the posh eatery, Spago, owned by Wolfgang Puck.


One of the women on the private shopping spree was former student Morgan Mpungose, who holds a master's degree in architecture from the University of Southern California.

She shared some photos from their romp around the store.

So too did Mpumi Nobiva, who shared a video of herself frolicking around the salon while holding up one of the dresses.

"Practicing for when my turn comes? ... lol helping pick a dress was SO fun," she wrote on one of her posts.

"Now... we wait for the groom to arrive in about ... 10 years - at least - I hope (or more) #monatempolaye."

Here is a YouTube clip of Nobiva's rehearsal for her someday fairy tale wedding taken from her Instagram page.

Video: Oprah goes wedding dress shopping with a student from her school www.youtube.com


No confirmation was given on whether the bride said yes to the pictured dress.

Nobiva is an international speaker who was 9-years-old when she lost her mother to an AIDS-related illness.

She holds a master's degree in strategic communications.

People were moved after seeing the former students as grown women.


@oprah/Instagram


@oprah/Instagram


@oprah/Instagram


@oprah/Instagram

How many people can say Oprah is sharing a milestone moment with you?

@oprah/Instagram


@oprah/Instagram


@oprah/Instagram


@oprah/Instagram


@oprah/Instagram


How gratifying it must be to see lives changed because of you.

@oprah/Instagram


The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls opened in 2007 and provides educational and leadership opportunities for gifted girls, grades 8-12, who come from underprivileged backgrounds.

The school was inspired by Oprah's own disadvantaged childhood.

The boarding school's inaugural class of 72 women, including the three girls, graduated in 2011.

Winfrey made a promise to South African president Nelson Mandela back in 2002 that she would attend the inaugural class' graduation ceremony.

Since following through with that promise, Oprah also witnessed some of her former students go on to receive their master's degrees, and now, shopped for a wedding dress.

Here is a photo of Oprah attending Glori's graduation last year.


Thank you Oprah, for being who you are!

People Divulge The Scariest Thing That's Ever Happened To Them
Photo by Josh Nuttall on Unsplash

All of us have fears which some might call irrational.

Up to and including ghosts, witches, monsters.

But more often than not, reality can be far scarier than the supernatural.

And there are very few people indeed who don't have a memory of a moment when they were truly and genuinely scared.

And not by an otherworldly encounter, but by things that could quite literally happen to anyone.

Redditor GodhimselfUwU was curious to hear the scariest experiences people have lived through, leading them to ask:

"What’s the scariest non-supernatural thing that ever happened to you?"
Keep reading... Show less

Having to work for a living is hard work.

Some jobs come with difficulty and two extra sides of stress.

So the last thing people need is unwarranted hate.

I'm so glad I work from home. Writing alone.

I have issues with me, but that I can deal with.

I do hate internet issues.

But that is warranted.

Redditor PM_ME_URFOOD wanted to talk about the jobs where a ridiculous amount of vitriol is all part of a days work. They asked:

"What profession gets an unjustified amount of hate?"
Keep reading... Show less
People Explain Which Items In Life Should Always Be Free
Photo by Levi Ventura on Unsplash

Short of having a shopping addiction, no one actually likes spending money on stuff.

Why would you ever willingly give it away? It's your money!

Which might be why it feels so bad when you have to spend money of something that should be free from the beginning. People/ corporations are going to chase that cheddar, though, so there's little you can do besides complain, which frankly might be the best thing the internet is for.

Keep reading... Show less
Women Share The Biggest Downsides To Having Breasts
Chichi Onyekanne/Unsplash

The worst part of having breasts is Florida.

I didn't even say large breasts. Just breasts, any breasts. Florida and breasts are mortal enemies sworn to battle one another into oblivion until the end of days.

Keep reading... Show less