Jessica Simpson, Ashanti and Lara Flynn Boyle gave Oprah Winfrey fans a pre-Oscars makeover during a recent taping when the media mogul picked four deserving viewers for a day of pampering.

The celebrity ladies dressed the four winners in designer gowns, millions of dollars of Martin Katz diamond jewellery and shared their red carpet secrets.

Simpson offered advice on picking the right-coloured outfit, while former THE PRACTICE star Boyle had tips for enhancing breasts on special nights.

The winners included a cancer fighter, a single mother and a chicken farmer.

Simpson, Ashanti and Boyle also brought their own stylists to make the wannabe red carpet girls look dazzling.

Boyle also revealed her worst red carpet moment - when a pair of gold-sprayed high-heeled shoes started peeling.

She recalled, "I had a great dress that I wore to the ESPYS (US sports awards) one year and I was like, 'I need gold high heels for this.'

"I had a pair of high heels that I liked and I went in the garage and I took a thing of spray paint and I spray painted them gold.

"It was great but then at the end of the awards show, it was hot outside, and the gold spray paint started coming off on my legs."

27/02/2005 21:12