03/03/2014 10:45 am ET Updated Mar 03, 2014

Whatever Happened To The OTHER Oprah Winfrey? (VIDEO)

How did Oprah get her name? It's a question the television pioneer gets asked all the time. "It's actually from the Bible," she says. "Only it was supposed to be Orpah, that's Ruth first chapter, 14th verse. But when somebody wrote it on the birth certificate, the 'p' got put before the 'r', so Oprah it became."

Oprah thought she was the only Oprah Winfrey until 2007, when she learned there was a 12-year-old girl in Georgia with the same name.

Producers flew "Little Oprah" to Chicago, and the two Oprah Winfreys met for the first time.

"I like my name now," Oprah told Little Oprah. "But when I was in the third grade, I did not like my name. So how did you feel about your name?"

"I like my name because you're a great role model and I want to be like you, so I like my name a lot," Little Oprah said.

Recently, "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" followed up with "Little Oprah" to see how she's doing today.

"It's been about seven years since I've been on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,' and I’m a student now at the University of West Georgia," she says in her video update.

Little Oprah is all grown up, but don't expect to see her following in her namesake's footsteps on daytime TV. The 19-year-old freshman says she dreams of becoming a pediatric nurse.

"Oprah: Where Are They Now?"
airs on OWN.



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