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Michelle Obama Meets, Dances With 2-Year-Old Who Was Captivated By Her Portrait

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Michelle Obama Meets, Dances With 2-Year-Old Who Was Captivated By Her Portrait




Michelle Obama on Tuesday met with 2-year-old Parker Curry who was photographed staring up in awe at the former first lady’s new official portrait and told her “maybe one day I’ll proudly look up at a portrait of you!”

A photograph of Parker Curry in front of the portrait at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., went viral on social media last week.

“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,” her mother, Jessica Curry, told CNN.




“In further discussion with [Parker] yesterday and today, I realized that she believes Michelle Obama is a queen, and she wants to be a queen as well,” Curry said.

“As a female and as a girl of color, It’s really important that I show her people who look like her that are doing amazing things and are making history so that she knows she can do it.”

The Hill added:

The former first lady’s portrait was unveiled at the gallery along with former President Obama’s last month.

Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald was chosen to paint the first lady’s portrait.

Michelle Obama said she was “was a little overwhelmed, to say the least,” after the painting debuted.




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