Wendy Williams is one of the most popular broadcasters in America. The 59 year-old syndicated talk show host, who is 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm) tall and weighs 79 kg (175 lbs), has received wide attention for both her work and physical attributes.
The New Jersey native’s current body measurements are 41-30-40 inches (104-76-102 cm) and she has admitted to having undergone different plastic surgeries to better her appearance that made her the butt of numerous jokes. Below are details of some of the cosmetic work she has done to stop her from appearing a little freakish.
Wendy Williams Body Measurements Stats
- Full Name: Wendy Joan Williams
- Date of Birth: July 18, 1964
- Age: 59 years old
- Place of Birth: Asbury Park, New Jersey, U.S.
- Ethnicity: African American
- Height in Inches: 5 feet 11 inches
- Height in Centimetres: 180 cm
- Weight: 175 pounds (79 kg)
- Body Measurements: 41-30-40 inches (104-76-102 cm)
- Breast Size: 41 inches (104 cm)
- Bra Size: 34FF / 34G
- Waist Size: 30 inches (76 cm)
- Hip Size: 40 inches (102 cm)
- Feet Size: 11
- Body Build: Hourglass
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Eye Color: Brown
- Dress Size: 12
- Instagram: wendyshow
Breakdown of Wendy Williams Body Measurements
Wendy Williams is described as having an hourglass figure but many people might disagree with this if they take a look at any of her pictures. By definition, an hourglass figure occurs when the hips and bust are nearly equal in size. The waist in between the two sections of the body is narrower and well-defined, accentuating a very ladylike silhouette. But Wendy appears in photos to have a way bigger bust than hips which makes it impossible for her to have an hourglass figure.
Going by the stats provided, however, there isn’t much you can say to disagree with the fact as her breast size is listed at 41 inches while her hip is 40 inches. The waist in between is measured to be 30 inches, thus qualifying her as one of those women with a very desirable and feminine body.
For her dresses, Wendy is a size 12 in the US. Her feet/shoe size is 11 while her eye color is brown. Wendy’s actual hair color is not known as she wears wigs a lot. The TV personality has admitted to wearing wigs all the time because her natural hair is thin due to medical conditions. Because of this, she has a huge collection of wigs that she wears to match her outfit whenever she is going on air.
What is Wendy Williams’ Height? How Tall Is She?
Wendy Williams is very tall and she loves to show off her tall frame. With a height listed at 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm), she ranks among the tallest women on television. The talk show host is also most likely to always be the tallest woman in any room she enters as she is taller than the average American woman who according to the Center for Disease Control has a height of 5 foot 4 inches. It doesn’t help that Wendy further loves to wear very high heels that when mixed with her brash personality make her quite intimidating to others.
Speaking about her height, Wendy said in her autobiography that she always drew attention where ever she went because of it. She also shared that she is one of the tallest members of her family. But this same height that made her intimidating also made people bully her because it was odd having a lady being taller than some of the men around. Regardless, she had so much body confidence that none of the bullying got to her as she went on to achieve greatness in life.
How Tall is Wendy Williams Compared To Her Mother Shirley Williams?
Wendy’s mother, Shirley Williams (née Skinner), was a well-traveled and educated woman who worked as a learning disabilities resource specialist (special education teacher). The duo was very close to each other right from the time when Wendy was a kid when doctors recommended should be put on medication to control her hyperactivity.
The mother and daughter maintained their friendship all throughout the years as Wendy gained national and international fame with her show. The talk show host famously said she and her mother often acted like “teenage girls” when they were together. On a few occasions, Shirley joined her baby girl on her daytime talk show and the chemistry between the two was evident for all to see.
Unfortunately, Shirley Williams is no more as she passed away sometime in 2020. It is not clear how old exactly mama Williams was at the time but she was speculated to have been in her 80s. Looking at her pictures with her daughter, Shirley was more than a few inches shorter than Wendy, giving credence to Wendy’s statement that she is one of the tallest in her family. Shirley was probably within the range of 5 feet 1 inch and 5 feet 5 inches.
Wendy Williams’ Height vs Oprah Winfrey’s Height
While nothing can be taken away from Wendy Williams and what she has achieved in her carer as a TV host, the achievements of Oprah outweigh hers in every category. Maybe this is why Wendy has often taken a shot at her whenever an opportunity presents itself. Nevertheless, Oprah did not get what she has by chance, rather it was through hard work and dedication. She was born into poverty but still managed to overcome great odds to not just have the highest-rated television program (The Oprah Winfrey Show) in history but to become the richest African-American of the 20th century and be ranked as the most influential woman in the world.
Famously dubbed the Queen of All Media, Winfrey started out as a 19-year-old on a local evening news show. She would later transfer to a daytime talk show where she was pivotal in transforming it from a thrid-rated talk show to number one. Buoyed by this success, she launched her own production company and the rest became history.
Oprah has gone on to receive a myriad of awards for her work, including 18 Daytime Emmy Awards. Wendy also has a few awards to her name but like we said earlier, none in the same category as that of Oprah. One place where the New Jersey native however outperforms her Mississippi counterpart is in the height department. Wendy is a few inches taller than Oprah whose height is recorded to be 5 feet 6 inches (167.6 cm)
Wendy Williams’ Height Compared to Ellen DeGeneres’s Height
Ellen DeGeneres is one of America’s most well-known comedians and television hosts. She began her career as a stand-up comedian before working as an actress, famously starring in the sitcom Ellen (1994-1998). After her role in the self-titled sitcom, she began hosting The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2003. Ellen’s talk show has since enjoyed huge success, winning many accolades along the way, including more than 60 Daytime Emmy Awards.
Ellen Degeneres herself has won 32 Daytime Emmy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Golden Globe Award. This puts her miles ahead of Wendy Williams. However, when it comes to height, the African-American TV host edges out her caucasian colleague who is 5 feet 7 inches (170.2 cm) tall.
How Tall is Wendy Williams Compared to Angela Yee?
Angela Yee is known for being one of the hosts of the nationally syndicated morning show, The Breakfast Club. The American radio personality from New York hosts the show alongside DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God. The trio has performed outstandingly in their roles that they have been inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame.
Yee has her hands in a few other things and has received other accolades for her work. She, however, still has a long way to go to get to the level of Wendy who has been in the radio business since 1986 when Angela was about 10 years old. Wendy further towers over Angela by nine inches as she is 5 feet 2 inches (160.0 cm) tall.
Wendy Williams Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery and all other procedures that people undergo to look and feel better about themselves might have been a sour subject to discuss in public in the past but not anymore. Wendy certainly made a name for herself and at the radio station she worked for in the 1990s, she was very open on-air about not only going under the knife to work on some of her body features but also her use of drugs and miscarriages. But while she generally enjoyed success because of her openness, she was reportedly fired from one of her radio gigs because of the plastic surgery she had done and her talking about it.
Ms. Williams has admitted undergoing various procedures, from liposuctions to breast enhancement and so on. However, it is widely believed that even though she has come clean in speaking about her medical history, she has not been 100% truthful about all that she has done.
All the Different Surgical Procedures Wendy Williams Has Undergone
1. Wendy Williams Has Undergone Full Body Liposuction
The TV host has certainly done some lipo and tummy tuck procedures. It is one of the many she has openly admitted to doing. The procedure was an outstanding success as she appears to have lost tons of body fat that allowed her to look incredible.
2. Wendy Williams Botox Procedure
Wendy surprised fans at her show when she revealed that she had brought her surgeon backstage to give her some botox injections. She went on to show a video of the treatment on a segment of her show called Lunchtime Beauty Procedure as she proudly pointed out how the injections were working on her face. Wendy said it sharpened he jawline and gave her a little cheekbone that would make her look fabulous. A comparison of her picture from before and after the procedure further shows that the botox gave her fewer wrinkles.
3. Has Wendy Williams Had Lip Fillers?
Wendy Williams is believed to have gotten lip fillers. Looking at her pictures from the past, you would notice that she had thinner lips unlike now that her lips appear to be full. The most significant of the lips is the top one.
However, unlike all the other procedures she has undergone, Wendy has not spoken about or admitted it. The procedure is a much smaller one compared to the others she has admitted to having done so why she has not spoken about it is beyond many people.
4. Wendy Williams Nose Job
This is a tricky one because while Wendy has not spoken of touching her nose, many believe it has been worked on as the nose bridge looks narrower than it was in the last few decades. The tip and dorsal parts of the nose also appear to be more refined.
We must however mention that while it is a possibility that she has gotten a nose job, makeup and its application techniques have improved in recent years and this may well be the reason why her nose appears thinner than it ever was.
5. Wendy Williams Breast Augmentation
Getting breast implants was one of the first things Wendy admitted to having done. She got them done sometime in the 90s and has reportedly had to go back to work on them whenever they appear to be sagging. She however has not had much trouble with them because the implants were done under her breast muscles. This keeps the bust perky for longer.
The TV host has said that she intends to get a reduction done in the future when she is ready. You don’t expect her to be carrying heavy breasts as a 70-year-old do you?
Wendy Williams Before Plastic Surgery
Wendy Williams famously said that when she met her husband and before she had her son, she was a frog. She would however later transform into a swan after deciding to undergo different procedures; from full-body liposuction to getting breast implants. All her procedures have been done with Dr. Marion Shapiro.
Wendy’s face today is much different from what it was in the past. According to her, the decision to go under the knife was fully her own. In addition to looking and feeling good about herself, she got some procedures like breast augmentation done in order to “fit into good clothes”.
Wendy Williams in the 90s
Wendy began to make a name for herself on the radio in the 90s. In 1994, she met her second husband Kevin Hunter, and the duo dated for five years before getting married in 1999. They welcomed a child a year later in 2000.
Wendy has said that during that time, she looked pretty different than what she is today. She was reeling from the effects of her former drug addiction and did not look pleasing to the eye, forcing her to begin getting a variety of work done on her body. As noted above, Wendy widely spoke about these things on radio and it was what gave her a huge audience.
A Look at Wendy Williams When She Was Young: How Did She Look Back in the Days?
Wendy Williams’ body measurements have changed over the years. Other than what she has done to her body by going under the knife, the natural transformation that comes with aging and watching what she eats as well as doing some exercises has also contributed.
As a child, Williams admitted that she was quite big. She struggled with her weight and even had to go on a diet around the time she was in first grade. She admits that overcoming her weight at the time was a big issue as she mostly ate Tuna fish and mustard with yogurt on the side to help her tone down.
Wendy has since followed a healthy, well-balanced diet that includes a lot of green and leafy foods. Speaking to The Cut in 2017, she said she loves lentil soup and greens, specifically spinach. She also eats a lot of kale, avocado, and cauliflower.
As for her workout regimen, she does not run or do anything strenuous other than pilates because it “raises your heart and keeps you limber”.