Men get a special shout out at 'An Evening with Oprah'

The men who attended ‘An Evening with Oprah’ at the Vector Arena in Auckland last night got a special mention and humorous mihi from megastar Oprah Winfrey.

The packed out Arena erupted when the talk show queen took to the stage greeting the crowd with “Kia ora” and describing the traditional pōwhiri she attended at Ōrākei Marae, hosted by Ngāti Whātua as “beautiful.”

She also paid a special tribute to all those who had purchased tickets to spend the evening with her and made special reference to the men in the stadium.

After asking all the men to stand she said, “Ok Auckland you win, most men present at any event, wow, now that, I don’t get.”

She was also sure to remind all the men present that their attendance would ‘pay off’

Winfrey is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was syndicated worldwide and is the highest rated programme of its kind in history.