OxygenD's Editor Blog with Diane Hart

Friday, November 20, 2009

"I'm on cloud nine!"

I’m a curious person, I have to admit. I just had to know how some of the real women featured in Off the Couch! felt the moment they opened the pages of the magazine. Here’s what Genely Ventura, one of our success stories (see page 40), said from her home in Hawaii:

“I wanted to jump up and down at the store where I bought the magazine, but I didn't because I didn't want all the attention. But in my car, I literally jumped on my seat and squeaked!”

And when her husband saw it, he was impressed too. “He couldn't stop looking at my pictures,” Genely told us. “He said: ‘Wow, my wife is in a magazine! I have something to show off at work now.’ ”


  1. I'm from Hawaii and read Oxygen religiously. I bought the Off The Couch! issue the day it came out and I was so blown away to see a girl (an awesomely FIT girl) from Hawaii as a feature! I have her article posted up in my closet as a form of motivation!

    A big congrats to Genely!