Voted off Dancing With The Stars and lands a double-cover for Essence Magazine’s first ever “Girlfriends Issue,” dedicated to friendships. Now, that’s what we call hard-work at its best! Wendy, you look amazing!

In the magazine, Wendy Williams talks to Essence about friendship, family and the driving force behind the talk show’s massive appeal.

“I know I make some people cringe. But I also know my willingness to expose myself, warts and all, is part of the reason people are drawn to me. With me, what you see is what you get…” –Wendy Williams

**ESSENCE will also declare April 13th as “Girlfriends Appreciation Day” in honor of “besties” everywhere. Join women for this celebration of sisterhood, and do something extra special for your “bestie” on that day — whether it’s a spa treat, a trip to the mall, or dinner at her favorite restaurant. Also, log on to our Twitter and Facebook pages to upload a picture of your bestie and tell us why she’s special to you — all for a chance to win a “Girlfriends Appreciation Day” T-shirt!

[Spotted: YBF]

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