First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA beat ELLEN DEGENERES in a push-up contest Ellen egged her on to during a taping for her show that aired a couple of hours ago on CBS .
Ellen challenged the First Lady, a well-known advocate for nutrition and healthy eating, and who launched the “Lets Move!” initiative to reverse the 21st century trend of childhood obesity, to a push-up contest right on the show. Suffice it to say, 48-year-old Michelle Obama bested the 54-year-old talk show host with the studio audience counting off the number of push-ups they performed…
“How many push-ups you can do? I’d like to do a push-up.”
Ellen asked Michelle Obama.
“You know…I don’t know,”
the First Lady replied.
“I can do some. Can you?”
Words upon which the gauntlet was thrown, resulting in the First Lady of the United States and the gay talk show host to hit the floor.
Ellen finally gave up on the 20th count, while Michelle Obama went on to do 25 to cheers and applause in the audience.
Of course, Ellen‘s older and has had a heart health scare last year, so we put our money on the younger, fitter Michelle Obama. Added to the fact that it wouldn’t have looked good on Ellen‘s resume to have bested a guest…the First Lady, no less…on her show.
Still…these are two women past their 40′s who can do 20-plus full-length push-ups in rapid succession. That’s something to think about. Can you?
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