Makeover of the Year: Oprah!

Find out how her red-carpet diet triumphed over a decades-long battle of the bulge

  • OSCARS 2005 photo | Oprah Winfrey

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Updated: Thursday Mar 03, 2005 | 12:00 PM EST

OSCARS 2005

"Skin-nee!" Trading compliments with Star Jones Reynolds on the red carpet, Oprah Winfrey showed off her newly svelte look in a hand-embroidered Vera Wang gown. "Gold is good with my complexion," she said of her dress. And her other secret to looking so good? Two to three Pilates workouts per week. "I did it every day this summer," she told PEOPLE in September. "I'm moving from my core. I move differently. It really has changed my life."