Celebrity The Countdown to PEOPLE's World's Most Beautiful 2017 Is On! Today's Beauty of the Day Is … Oprah Winfrey kicks off our seven days of beauties series in anticipation of the big April 19 reveal By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 12, 2017 10:59 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Peggy Sirota Oprah Winfrey has been dishing out style advice and looking glamorous on red carpets for years, but it’s her inner beauty, too, that landed her in PEOPLE’s World’s Most Beautiful issue this year. Winfrey, 63, is kicking off our seven days of beauties, leading up to the reveal of PEOPLE’s 2017 World’s Most Beautiful woman on Wednesday, April 19. Not only is Winfrey featured in the World’s Most Beautiful issue, but is also in this week’s issue of PEOPLE, talking about her return to acting in her new film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Reflecting on her life and career in The Jess Cagle Interview, Winfrey seemingly reveals the secret to her gorgeous glow. “The Oprah Winfrey Show was my greatest therapy,” she said. “I came out of it a better human being, having listened to everybody’s stories.” That sense of peace is defining her life these days, too. “I really feel like if I don’t do another thing,” she said, “it’s okay.” Come back every day for another sneak peek at our World’s Most Beautiful issue, and be sure to join us on Wednesday, April 19, for the big reveal!