First Lady Michelle Obama will be making another appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno next Monday to talk about her experience in London at the Olympics and also about life in the White House.
The first lady is always an entertaining guest on the late night talk shows because she comes bearing colorful stories. Last time she was on Leno, she was talking about fitness and healthy eating habits and she even got Jay to eat some vegetables—and Leno says he HATES vegetables.
The first lady will have plenty to talk about in the wake of the Olympics, where she went as the leader of the U.S. delegation in Great Britain—her husband opted to stay back in the colonies. Michelle got to hang out with twice Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, play tennis with some kids, meet dignitaries and even hug each member of the star-studded U.S. men’s basketball team after its opening win over France. She called the entire experience “otherworldly.”
The basketball players seemed to enjoy it just as much as she did.
“It was a very special moment,” Carmelo Anthony said. “For her to be sitting over there and supporting us. we just wanted to thank her for coming.”
When she met some members of the U.S. Olympic team at their training facility, she talked about cheering on the American athletes watching the Olympics as a little girl.
“I’m still so inspired by you all,” Obama said.
When she was introduced by the former Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes, Dawes joked about jumping rope with the Obamas and how well the First Lady did.
“Don’t be fooled by her heels,” Dawes said.
The first lady even did some gymnastics herself when she was a little girl, but she had to let visions of Olympic glory drift away when it was clear her body wouldn’t cooperate—she eventually grew to 5-11.