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Ellen DeGeneres loses to Michelle Obama in push-up contest (VIDEO)

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On Thursday’s broadcast of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," First Lady Michelle Obama won an exercise contest against the comedian, easily pumping out 25 push-ups with ease. Obama visited the daytime talk show to promote her campaign against childhood obesity. It didn’t take long for DeGeneres to issue the challenge and even quicker for the first lady to accept.

“How many push-ups can you do?” the comedian asked asked.

“I don’t know,” Obama responded. “I can do some. Can you?”

“I can do some. I was just wondering if you could do more push-ups than I can do.”

  After joking about the comedian’s back problems, Obama agreed to the contest and, to the backdrop of the audience’s cheering, the two took off their jackets, dropped to the floor and started their exercise.

DeGeneres made it just past the 15 mark, while Obama continued to 25. “I just stopped,” the first lady said, indicating she could do more.

DeGeneres was quick to retort: “I thought it wouldn’t be good to show off the first lady, so I stopped. Because I thought this looks bad that I’m going to beat her. And I’m 54, and you’re 48.”

Comments (2)
2 Friday, 03 February 2012 19:57
Real people in the white house. Michelle and Barack Obama make a refreshing couple in the white house. They are good role models for America. They have conviction in the the leadership they provide for the country, and can empathize with the ordinary folk. Love them!
1 Friday, 03 February 2012 16:46
Very lovable indeed! Michelle is a natural - this is so rare and refreshing in public life - especially of a First Lady - Michelle really represents modern, motherhood and family so so well!

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