Patricia appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. It was there Oprah Winfrey announced and introduced her half-sister to the world.
Apparently Patricia knew the two were half-sisters since 2007. She did try to contact Winfrey but she never went to the media or tried to sell her story.
Oprah was very emotional especially when she stated that her sister never tried to take advantage of her story.
When Patricia appeared on the show she stated that she felt it was important that she approach Winfrey herself and not let someone else tell her.