Michelle Obama Tells Gabby Douglas No McDonalds: Olympic Gold Medalist Gets Scolding from First Lady on Jay Leno Night Show. Watch Video
Aug 14, 2012 11:29 AM EDT
On Monday night on NBC's Tonight Show, the First lady Michelle Obama and Olympic gold-medalist gymnast Gabreille "Gabby" Douglas stopped by to Jay Leno. When the Leno asked Gabby how she celebrated her first win at the 2012 London Olympics, Gabby replied that she splurged on a McDonald's Egg Mcmuffin, to which Mrs. Obama said "you're setting me back here Gabby."
When the First lady visited London for the opening of the Olympics, she told US athletes that they were inspirations to every child back home to become more active and healthy. Lady O taunted the 16-year-old star athlete by telling her "Yeah, Gabby, we don't, don't encourage..." regarding Gabby's revelation that she relished the popular fast-food chain, McDonald's breakfast sandwich.
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She told the audience as she chuckled, "I'm sure it was on...a whole wheat McMuffin," and Jay Leno, in a slightly playful tone responded, "It was on a whole wheat bun...so an Egg McMuffin. Very good."
Gabby Douglas returned from the 2012 London Olympics which closed August 12, bringing home with her two gold medals.
The 16-year-old swept the nation in a frenzy when she won the gold medal in the individual floor exercise round at the London Summer Olympics 2012. The young athlete, who has become noted for her acute talent and beaming smile became the first African American woman to take home the gold medal for the all-round Olympic Champion.
Gabby told USA Today reporters, "Someone mentioned that I was the first black American (to win the all-around gold), and I said, 'Oh yeah, I forgot about that!' I feel so honored."
Gabby, originally from Virginia Beach, marched up to podium to be honored; she defeated Russia's Viktoria Komova, who won the silver, and Russia's Aliya Mustafina, who won the bronze.
Gabby is the fourth American woman to win the All-Around Champion title. Looks like Gabby's dream to inspire a nation is certainly accomplished, "I hope that I inspire people. I want to inspire people. My mother said you can inspire a nation," she told USA Today.
US President Barrack Obama told Gabby "You just tore it up. I know how hard you worked to get there...Keep at it. Stay cool," referring to team win the previous day, according to USA Today.
Then in the following days the team of bagged the gold medal for the first Gold win for the nation in that department since 1996, 16-years! The "fab five" as they have come to be called is made of 17-year-old Jordyn Wieber, 16-year-old Gabrielle 'Gabby' Douglas, 18-year-old Alexandra 'Aly' Raisman, 16-year-old McKayla Maroney, and 15-year-old Kyla Ross.
"I told these young ladies, as I was congratulating them: 'How do you not bust your head every time you're on that little balance beam? I couldn't walk across that balance beam... I have to tell you, when I'm watching-when people run track, you know, I understand. I know how to run, they're just much faster. And I know how to swim, they just swim much better than I do," the president told a group of supporters in a campaign rally in Ohio, as reported by Yahoo News, he added "And we could not be prouder of them and everything they're doing on our behalf," as reported by Yahoo News.
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