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When Oprah and Gayle took a trip to Miraval Spa with 60 deserving women, you probably saw Oprah and Gayle's memorable turns on the Swing and a Prayer. To show how to conquer fear and anxiety, the participants are hoisted 40 feet in the air. When they were ready, they release a binding and swing about freely.

What you didn't see was when Reggie, Oprah's makeup artist, took his turn.

Just as he was ready to let go, Reggie remembered his motion sickness. "I should have taken a Dramamine," he said. But he didn't let that stop him…until he was back on the ground and dizzy. "Where are we? What town is this?" Reggie joked.

Then Reggie says he headed back to his hotel room to take a Dramamine and lie down until 1:30 p.m. There was just one problem…he was scheduled to do the Quantum Leap—another challenge in which he had to climb straight up a 25-foot pole before leaping off—at 1 p.m.!

When Reggie—who Oprah says is usually such a stickler about being on time, you can set your watch by him—finally arrived, he was ready to go. And he says he's glad he made it. "That was the hardest thing I ever had to do—by myself, alone on a trembling pole. When you realize that, you really feel good about that. That means you can do anything you want."
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Published on January 01, 2006

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