For more than 35 years, Vanna White has had the same job she's had since she was 26 years old.
Today, the famous Wheel of Fortune letter-turner is now 60, but her energetic spirit and youthful glow has fans wondering if she's gotten plastic surgery or just has good genes. For Vanna, she says it's just good old diet and exercise!
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"I exercise on a regular basis," she told The Huffington Post in 2012. "I love spinning! I spin five days a week, and I will run a couple days a week. It kind of depends. If I go to work, I don’t have time to spin, so I’ll do a quick couple mile run. It gives you such energy!"
Before Wheel of Fortune, Vanna was a struggling actress living in LA. It was then that she developed "binging" eating habits that made her gain 25 pounds.
"I would eat uncontrollably," she said. "Back then, I was thinking, 'I don’t have my parents to tell me I can’t eat this, so I can eat a whole pumpkin pie.'"
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These days, however, she has a strict diet that includes lots of fruits, vegetables, and pasta. “I’ll eat only when I’m hungry,” she said in Hollywood Diet & Exercise Secrets. "If people could learn that, they could stay as slim as they want."
Vanna in 1986. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Her strict diet is a result of having to maintain her weight for Wheel of Fortune. Her trademark gowns require weekly wardrobe fittings. "I have to make sure I don’t gain too much weight those two weeks when we’re not filming," she said. "I’ll go back and I’ll have gained five pounds, and the dresses are extremely tight. Having those fittings keeps me in check."
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But overall, the main secret to her ageless beauty might just be because she doesn't stress about it. "Age is only a number," she told Closer Weekly. "It is really about how you feel."
Check out the gallery to see Vanna's transformation through the years!
“I didn’t think I had a chance,” Vanna said about landing her position on Wheel of Fortune at the age of 26. “The girl I was competing against was the complete opposite of me: poised and brunette and perfect. I felt like I was just this girl from North Myrtle Beach that was . . . I don’t know. I had no confidence.”