MEREDITH VIEIRA, 58, FREAKED when she saw outdoor footage of herself co-anchoring Olympics coverage, gasping that she looked 10 years older in minimal outdoor lighting.
The former “Today” co-host, used to being shot indoors in studio lighting designed to flatter her, “couldn’t believe her eyes…literally,” said my source.
“Every fine line and wrinkle on her face showed up.
"She’s not that vain, but this really upset her.”
Vieira griped to producers that harsh natural light’s making her look like an old woman.
They immediately instructed lighting crews to do whatever’s necessary to make Meredith look softer, soft-focusing any wrinkles on her face so they don’t appear exaggerated while being shot outdoors.