Wendy Williams Height
5ft 9 ½ (176.5 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 10 (177.8 cm)
American TV personality.
I'm 5-foot-11, 165 lbs
I feel my height is my best asset. I'm the first person you see in a room - especially when I wear five-inch heels!
I've got a secret...I'm only Five Feet Ten...I was so pissed cause it took me decades to love being the tallest in the room. I would love to be Six Feet even. When he [Doctor] told me I was Five Feet Ten I got so upset that I took off my wig...so I'm Five Feet Ten and I weight 160.
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It's funny because I wasn't a gorilla before. I lost maybe 20 pounds. I weigh 175 [pounds]. I told you when I got on the scales, it was 195 [lbs] and then you know I was like 'OK, I've got to get ready for my 50th birthday'
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Average Guess (22 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 10.01in (177.8cm)
Current: 5ft 9.27in (176cm)
Mimi said on 3/Oct/19
She struggles to look over 5ft9 most of the time now. I think she's barely above 5ft9 now
Canson said on 26/Jun/19
Peak height maybe a full 5’10” or 5’9.75 at worst. Today strong 5’9” to weak 5’10”
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said on 17/Jan/19Click Here
Lucky she never claim in front of Jenna Elfman face that she is 5'10.
Swtt said on 17/Dec/18
Wendy seems to look shorter and shorter nowadays especially in the Ask Wendy part of the show where guests are usually her height or a lot taller and she doesn’t wear massive heels anymore. Quite often flats. I would say she used to be 5ft10 and now she’s around 5ft9.
Michael 5'10", 178 cm said on 16/Dec/18
Wendy is a tall woman, that is indisputable. She was definitely at least 5'10" at her peak, maybe more like 5'9" today. It's good to hear that she likes her height.
Mimi said on 23/Oct/18
Then Rob does that mean her present height should be updated to a flat 5'9?
said on 20/Oct/18Click Here
Rob in this video Elsa in a heel is about 3 inches taller than Wendy in flats and you have listed Elsa at 5ft8. Could that mean Wendy is shorter than what you listed her here?
I wouldn't say Wendy looked like a big 3 inches smaller there, I would say near 5ft 9 was ok for her still.
Swtt said on 16/Aug/18
@Aqua? Have u got any pictures of you and your friends height towering over Wendy? Lol. I believe u though she regularly looks shorter than guests and Ask Wendy audience!
Aqua said on 30/Jun/18
I went to her show a couple months ago. I stood next to her and was shocked by how short she was compared to what I thought. I'm 6'2 and my friend is 5'9'' and was wearing flats as was Wendy and was visibly taller than her.
My guess is Wendy is about 5'7'' and 5'8'' tops.
said on 16/Jan/18
Rob, you have her at 5 ft 9.5. But she said that the doctor measured her at 5 ft 10 recent;y and she was upset. Could she be rounding up?
I think she was about 5ft 10 prime and lost a bit as she seems like she can look anywhere in 5ft 9-10 range recent years.
Swtt said on 18/Oct/17
@ Sally glad someone agrees with me on here. Wendy is no where near as tall as she makes out, has anyone seen her stand next to Carla Hall on the cooking part of the show? She towers over Wendy! Honestly it looks like a foot different between them on every occasion she's been on the show lol
Sally said on 20/Sep/17
I am not sure of Wendy's precise height, but she is far from the "tallest in the room." Like you said, Wendy's audience members are frequently taller than her during the "Ask Wendy" segments. Why do so many people feel the need to exaggerate their height? Honesty is always the best policy.
Jax said on 21/Feb/17
She is just a large woman, what my mom used to call "big boned", but she carries herself well. I would guess her weight to be about 175-180 lbs, but thats cool-it's allowed for women to lie about their weight!
Swtt said on 6/Feb/17
If you see any of the ask Wendy parts of the show, pretty much all female audience members tower over her! I would say she is 5'9 maximum!
jjj said on 1/Feb/17
she is 5'10
said on 2/Jan/17
She is far from 1.77 still lying. Many of these artists measure much less than they say! When we discover the true height we see how much they lie.
Jan said on 12/Dec/16
She's a weak 5'9. Adriana Lima was on her show recently and looked around 1 inch taller or more and both wearing same heel. In fact every 5'10 female on her show has been taller than her: Laila Ali, Chanel Iman, Tyra, etc
said on 10/Dec/16
Wendy is an inch shorter than 5'9 Jaleel White
said on 21/Aug/16Click Here
Wendy looking short next to Jennifer Hudson
MC said on 19/Aug/16
It really makes sense that she's only in 5'9 range and was 5'10 when she was younger because 5'10.5 nene leakes is taller than her
Shawn said on 3/Jul/16
Great show when she had stars from "My Giant Life" on. She had taken off her heels and was in stocking feet as they came out to meet her. They all towered over her and it was great because she usually makes everyone else look short. She looked positively tiny to them as she tried to hug them and had to get on tip toes. You could tell she felt short because she never asked them to stand next to her after that. Before she asked them to sit down she was in front of the three women and they were all head and shoulders taller.
said on 29/Jun/16
Wow.. I didn't know she had such a small head. And no.. these aren't monster heels, if I were I were to guess, maybe 3 inch range? I doubt they give 4 inches..
I think maybe a strong 5'9 is a good guess..
Editor Rob: sometimes the height isn't apparent unless a side-on shot of the heel is seen, but those look just basic 2.75-3 inch range
Johan said on 29/Jun/16
Yes if she was 6ft then I could see it happening if she had a big heel taking her to 6'4.5"-6'5". Even then though I would have my doubts as usually the tallest guy in the room on a night out is at least 6'4" minimum. Or on my work nights when its 6'11".
I think its because 6ft is still a milestone for many. Once you reach that mark you are tall to everyone which is kind of silly as women who are 5'10" or 5'11" are undeniably tall.
On the other hand the height itself has been cheapened amongst men as you have so many 5'10" ers who claim it which has led to the 6ft average myth which is now circulating.
Naughty said on 29/Jun/16
I can believe Wendy is 5'9" because Krysten Ritter is the same height range and when she was on Wendy they were talking about both of their heights. IIRC they looked about the same height in heels.
I am actually very surprised Wendy is only 5'9" though. She makes it seem like she is a giant on her show.
Allie said on 28/Jun/16
I can attest to your comment Johan. Unless it's a girls night out or I'm in a room of people younger than probs 14 (I had quite a few 6'1 14 year olds when I was 14), I'm almost never the tallest. If she was say maybe 6 ft or even 6'1 or 6'2 I could see SOME truth but 5'9-10 range? I'm very doubtful.
Also, what's so special about 6 ft even as a height for a woman? Honestly, almost every time I see fashion models' height being described the 6 ft height is probs the most common height I've seen as a general statement and even several actors here like Evangeline Lilly and Kate Winslet and a couple others mention the 6 ft flat height and in Evangeline's case, seems to think that most fashion models are skinny and 6 ft tall which is partially true. Is just much more easier to say 6'0 then 6'1 or 5'10?
charlie said on 27/Jun/16
She is not 5 ft 9 not a chance. This woman without heels is 5 ft 6 inches max. When she says she is 5 ft 11 that's her height at the time when she has those monster heels on. There's a photo of her standing with her monster heels with Nick Jonas who is listed as 5 ft 6.5 and Wendy in heels is only 2 inches taller than Nick which means in heels she is most likely to be 5 ft 8. without heels she is 5 ft 5 inches as heels give her 3 or more inches in height. Seriously i have heard this woman say shes 5 ft 11 on Conan O' Brien. Give me a break.Type in a google image search for Nick Jonas and Wendy Williams. She has 2 inches on 5 ft 6.5 Nick and she has heels on. There you go. She is under 5 ft 6 my guess 5 ft 4. A woman who wishes she was the tallest in her class when she was in school. This is what she told Conan. Even in heels she stands the same height as most males and the average male in the USA is 5' 7" according to Microsoft's Cortana. People listen up. Wendy wears very high heels. Yes when she is in her high heels she looks very tall but looking 5 ft 8 in heels does not make you 5 ft 8.It just means you can look 5 ft 8 with proper footwear but when those shoes or heels come off reality sets in and you become your true height which many people mostly males have not truly accepted. Too bad you can't wear your cowboy boots 24 hrs a day.
Johan said on 26/Jun/16
Seems a little weird her comments. Tallest person in the room? Not even remotely unless its only women. She isn't even average height for a man.
said on 23/Jun/16
Wendy next to the My Giant Life girls. Click Here
Andrew said on 21/Dec/15
There's no way she's 5'9.5. Trisha Yearwood, who commonly comes up as 5'8 on Google (although I've seen as high as 5'9, back when she made a cameo in the film The Thing Called Love), looked 2-3 inches taller than Williams on her show (The clip is on YouTube). Regardless of heels, she was still noticeably taller than Wendy.
Jan said on 15/Sep/15
She's not 5'10. Solid 5'9 at best 5'9.5". Both Chanel Iman and Tyra Banks who are both a solid 5'10 were on her show were clearly an inch taller than her with same amount of heel. Naomi Campbell is 5'9" and Wendy didn't look any taller than her.
said on 6/Jun/15
Rob if Wendy Williams was measured at 5 ft 10 at the doctors, is that her height? And how do u know she was taller at her peak?
[Editor Rob: sometimes women at 50 won't lose anything, others might lose a cm...I think she could fall into that fraction of height lost category.]
said on 25/Mar/15Click Here
She admits she's lied about her height and claims 5'10".
[Editor Rob: better late than never...]
james said on 13/Feb/15
I think she is legit 5'11 with sneakers that downgrade to 5'9.5 is pushin it .I'm 6'0.5 and were an 11.5 shoe ..and this woman's feet are a half inch smaller than mines ..she says she wears a size 11 .big woman
Jewel said on 29/Dec/14
good 2 c her on here btw
Jewel said on 29/Dec/14
i think she shrunk. She was on doctor phill and they were talking about how tough modelling industry is and she was a geust - 'the 5.11 geust who was an ex model'. so dont doubt her height. Due to age think she shrunk a good 1.5 inhes maybe
Igge said on 19/Dec/14
she's older now so a slight shrink is most likely accurate from 178 (she never looked 180 to me)
said on 18/Dec/14
Finally! I never believed her 5'11-6'0 claims and this seems much more accurate. Maybe she thinks her big voice and personality also makes her taller as well.
[Editor Rob: didn't realised she was around 50, so I think maybe looking at her body, a wee bit of height loss is possible for her.]
said on 18/Dec/14
Thanks for adding her, Rob. Yeah, I wouldn't go with 5'11" either. Here she is with Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks: Click Here
MrTBlack said on 18/Dec/14
Heard obsurd 6'0" listings from her. This is more accurate for sure!