Cary woman changes her name to Oprah Winfrey

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A Cary woman took the oath to become a United States citizen on Friday – and used the opportunity to change her name, too.

The former Bonita Dunbar charged her name to Oprah Winfrey because she admires Winfrey’s achievements.

The new Oprah Winfrey. (WNCN)
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Winfrey came to the U.S. as a refugee from Liberia in 1993 and didn’t know how to read or write.

Since then, she has graduated from college, written a book and she now owns a business in Cary.

“If I had a choice to be anybody in life, I’d would love to be somebody who inspires others, somebody who can touch lives and changes lives or history and the future and the present.”

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