Huffpost TV

Meredith Vieira At Woman's Day Red Dress Awards: Former 'Today' Star Sheds Spanx While Hosting

Posted: Updated:
Meredith Vieira attends the 10th Annual Red Dress Awards at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Feb. 12, 2013, in New York City. (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Spanx too uncomfortable for you? Just rip 'em off!

At least that's what Meredith Vieira decided to do Wednesday night while hosting the 10th Annual Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards at New York City's Jazz at Lincoln Center.

The New York Post reports that Vieira announced to the crowd that she was wearing the formfitting garment and couldn't wait to shed it. When the former "Today" host returned to the stage later in the evening, she revealed she had indeed taken off the Spanx and was feeling much more comfortable.

The audience -- which included S. Epatha Merkerson, Star Jones, Christine Quinn, LuAnn de Lesseps, "Millionaire Matchmaker" star Patti Stanger and honoree Sanjay Gupta -- erupted into laughter at Vieira's whimsy.

Held since 2003, the Red Dress Awards event is intended to raise funds for the American Heart Association, via silent auction. This year, designer David Meister donated five couture dresses for the auction. Naturally, attendees were decked out in red attire.

Also on HuffPost:

Celebrity News & Photos
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Exclusive: Meredith Vieira: 25 Things You Don't Know About Me

Meredith Vieira Said to Be in Talks for Daytime Show

Meredith Vieira And Hoda Kotb: A Match Made In Heaven (VIDEO)

Hoda Kotb And Meredith Vieira: Please Never Part (VIDEO)

Meredith Vieira Vs. The View? Possible Talk Show Coming In 2014!