|Michelle Mohr said she was surprised when she saw her photo on the cover
of People magazine in August 2012, for a feature story about people who've lost 100
lbs. or more. BRADENTON HERALD FILE PHOTO|
Bradenton native Michelle Mohr, who appeared dressed in a blue bikini on the cover of People magazine in August, says she'll be on NBC's "Today" show Sat. (Jan. 5).
UPDATED: "Erika and Lester will interview me at 8:35 a.m.," she informed me around 5 p.m. today.
That would be "Today" weekend co-hosts Erika Hill and Lester Holt.
Mohr had previously wrote in an email that she flew into New York City on Thursday.
"I was in pure shock when I saw it," the 27-year-old told the Herald the week the issue hit newsstands. "I had no idea I would be on the cover."
The magazine discovered Mohr after reading a story online about her dramatic weight loss. People then flew her to Los Angeles in June for a photo shoot and interviewed the Manatee County resident about how she dropped from 210 to 110 pounds. "Oh my goodness, it was incredible," said the class of 2003 Manatee High School alumna.
"They really gave us the star treatment. It was just like you see in the movies with wardrobe and the photographer encouraging us by saying, 'Beautiful, gorgeous!'"
Bikini-clad Bradenton woman on cover of People magazine after 100-pound weight loss