“She’s A Queen” Two-Year-Old Girl Thinks Michelle Obama Is Royalty After Seeing Her Portrait…And Gets To Meet Her
In ridiculously cute news, a two-year-old girl was photographed looking up at Michelle Obama’s portrait in complete awe when she saw it at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery last week.
The picture went viral, and so did her declaration about the former First Lady. The little girl, Parker, said Michelle Obama “is a queen.” And we all know she’s absolutely correct about that.
The picture was posted on Facebook by Ben Hines, someone who was also visiting the Gallery with his mother. And as the photo made its rounds on the inter-webs, everyone was buzzing about it.
It even came to the attention of the queen herself – Michelle Obama. Her people reached out to Parker’s mom requesting that she meet the little one, and of course, getting an invitation from the queen’s court is something that Parker was ecstatic about.
The two-year-old was so excited that she got the royal one to have a little dance party with her. And after the two parted ways, Mrs. Obama shared a sweet message to her on Twitter saying, “Parker, I’m so glad I had the chance to meet you today (and for the dance party)! Keep on dreaming big for yourself…and maybe one day I’ll proudly look up at a portrait of you!”
In an interview with Don Lemon on CNN, Parker maintained her position that Michelle Obama was a queen, especially after meeting her. Lemon tried to suggest that Obama was also a superhero and that she should be in the Black Panther movie, but Parker adorably disagreed.
“No, she’s a queen,” she said while shaking her head.
Jessica Curry, Parker’s mom, explained how difficult it was to get a picture of her daughter facing the camera with the portrait in the background.
“Parker was in front on the portrait, and I really wanted her to turn around so I could get a picture with her, and she genuinely, honestly would not turn around,” she said in an earlier interview with CNN. “She was uncooperative with me because she was just so focused on the portrait and studying it, and she was just so fascinated.”
During the portrait unveiling ceremony last month, Obama said that her painted image would particularly effect little girls who looked like her.
“(Girls and girls of color) will see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the walls of this great American institution. … And I know the kind of impact that will have on their lives because I was one of those girls,” she said.
You can watch the CNN interview with Parker and her mom in its entirety below.