Each day on "The Wendy Williams Show" the daytime diva brings crowds to their feet with her own twist on the day's celebrity news and advice. Now, she's going undercover in her own audience to find out what they are saying about her in her new Oxygen show "Celebrities Undercover."
In a brand new interview with AOL.com's Brian Balthazar, the 49-year-old host and Executive Producer reveals what she discovered while planting herself with her own audience in disguise. "You know what really touched me and endeared me," she says, "when [audience members] said 'we don't come here for prizes in the audience or to win a car or anything. We come here for Wendy.' I wanted to rip my mask off and cry."
Williams says though it was difficult to disguise her 5'11 frame, she says with the help of expert make-up artists she was able to hide as an old woman in a wheelchair, if you can believe it!
Speaking of her fabulous frame, Williams says because she is "gigantic" she finds it hard to keep a low profile in her everyday life. "I just go with it," she says. "I embrace it. You know, when I was younger I hated being tall. I was taller than all the boys. I'm not just tall, I'm tall and large, you know, a heavy boned woman and I used to hate it but now I celebrate it. I'm making up for lost time by celebrating it over the top."
Though Williams says she couldn't hide in a crowd, there's no crowd she'd rather be surrounded by than her "Wendy Watchers." She says they are the best part of her day. "The best part of my day is when the double doors open. No matter what's going on in my life, we all have problems and we all have troubles and we all have things on our minds, but when those double doors open there is no feeling better than the roar of the crowd. People lift off their feet and it never gets tired to me. I gaze out to the audience and I see they're not just here...they dressed for the occasion. People don't dress like that for other talk shows in the studio audience! They come ready to play."
As it turns out, that's the best part of our day too, Wendy. Watch Wendy Williams on AOL.com and check out her brand new show "Celebrities Undercover" Tuesdays at 10:30pm on Oxygen!