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Trevor Noah on His Mother: "She's the Example That I Live My Life By"

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Trevor Noah was born to a black mother and a white father in South Africa during apartheid, when interracial relationships were illegal. Here, the host of The Daily Show opens up to Oprah about his admiration for his fierce mother, who bravely defied the government—and shares how she shaped him into the man he is today.

"[My mother] stood up at a time when many people were afraid to stand up, when a country was being punished for standing up," Trevor says. "And she said, 'No, as a woman and as a black person, I will live the way I believe I am allowed to live, whether you tell me I can or not.' And she did that. And so, because of that, she's the example that I live my life by, without realizing the consequences. And that, for me, is one of the most gangsta human beings you can shape yourself by."

Tune in to Part 1 of Oprah at the Apollo on Tuesday, February 27, at 10/9c—only on OWN.

Plus, check out Oprah's new podcast: Oprah's Super Soul Conversations
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