Gabby Douglas admitted indulging in post-Olympics fast food to the wrong person: First lady and healthy eating advocate Michelle Obama, who teased the gymnastics champion.
“You’re setting me back, Gabby,” Obama told Douglas during a taping Monday for NBC’s “Tonight Show,” according to a network transcript.
“Sorry!” replied the 16-year-old athlete, who confessed to chowing down on a McDonalds’ breakfast sandwich after winning two gold medals at the just-ended London Olympics.
Douglas became the third straight U.S. athlete and first African-American to win the all-around title. She and her teammates gave the U.S. its first Olympic title in women’s gymnastics since 1996.
“Tonight” host Jay Leno asked Douglas whether, after a lifetime of training, the dream of winning matched or differed from the reality.
“I think it’s very different, and when I mean ‘different’ it’s in a better way,” Douglas replied. “I mean, I never thought I would be doing the show with the first lady, or even you, Jay.”
Leno started to reply, when Obama jumped in.
“Even you too, Jay!” she said.
On another sports-related topic, Leno put the first lady on the spot about what he called “this whole kiss cam thing” at a recent basketball game.
Last month, she and President Barack Obama were at a U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team exhibition game in Washington when the arena’s “Kiss Cam” panned to them. She appeared to shake her head “no” to a smooch.
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