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Join us and OPRAH Behind the Scenes at The GLAAD Awards!
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Join us and OPRAH Behind the Scenes at The GLAAD Awards!

I love to dream BIG because you never know what you are going to wake up to. On the morning of Tuesday, February 20th 2024, I saw on social media that Oprah Winfrey was going to receive the GLAAD Vanguard Award! I immediately went online to look for tickets to attend the award ceremony but once I added up the cost of the tickets plus the flights & hotel, I knew it wasn’t possible this year. I’ve always hoped to attend the GLAAD Awards, but I told myself that this wasn’t our time. I figured one day, when the moment is right, it will be our time. Then, I tried to let it go (even though I still really wanted to be there). Well... about 10 hours later, I received an unexpected phone call and it was a moment I will never forget. We tried to document as much as we could to remember this incredible journey and take you all with us! Watching this behind the scenes video reminds me that anything is possible if you hold on to your dreams. What an honor and full circle moment it was for me to be part of Oprah’s special day 20 years after she made my dream come true. I truly hope that whatever your dream is, you will never give up and always believe in yourself. I also want to thank Joseph for sending me some incredibly special footage of Oprah with Patrick and me that I will treasure forever. You are a master at what you do! A special thank you to Chelsea for guiding us on this journey with so much kindness and love. You truly have a special place in my heart. Oprah, my life (and the lives of countless others) is simply better with you in it. You have given me so many wonderful gifts that continue to expand my life, but the gift of you teaching me to be my authentic self is a lesson I will always continue to pay forward. Mom, you are the best guardian angel and having you by my side and in my light is what keeps me moving forward. I love you. INSTAGRAM https://instagram.com/PaoloPresta THREADS https://www.threads.net/@paolopresta FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/spoonfulofpaolo TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@paolo.presta TWITTER https://twitter.com/PaoloPresta WATCH ALL OF OUR CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS AT http://www.aspoonfulofpaolo.com
Paolo's 15 year Oprah-versary!
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Paolo's 15 year Oprah-versary!

15 years ago today, on a Thursday morning, Oprah Winfrey walked into my father’s grocery store to make my wildest dream come true. As you know, that moment forever changed the direction of my life and sent me on a journey that I never could have predicted. The tears, the jumping up and down, and the excitement was not only because Oprah Winfrey herself just made a dream come true for me – it was also because I finally felt free. During the past 15 years, I found the courage and strength to come out to my entire family which led me to finding my soul-mate and creating “A Spoonful of Paolo” with him. Oprah Winfrey, who has continued to be a part of my life during these 15 years, has reminded me to never stop dreaming BIG and to always be my authentic self. You can’t live your dream if you are holding back and not being authentically you. You also can’t live your dream if you wait for someone to give it to you. Whatever your dream is, just believe in yourself and take that first small step to create your own opportunities. The reward is in the journey. Thank you all for your love and support during these last 15 years. I know for sure that I would not be living the life I have now if it wasn’t for my husband, my family and friends, and, of course, Oprah Winfrey. I love you all. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER https://twitter.com/PaoloPresta FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/spoonfulofpaolo WATCH ALL OF OUR CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS AT http://www.aspoonfulofpaolo.com