When it came to paying homage to Michelle Obama for this story, Banks found the process “surreal.” “It’s kind of embarrassing,” she confesses, “but in my early 20s, I used to want to be a princess. But I didn’t want to have to marry somebody in order to do it! Of course, I don’t see the position of first lady as a princess, where it’s something you have to marry into. With Barack Obama, his becoming president is them becoming president because Michelle was there from the beginning. Without Michelle, he wouldn’t be there.” Or, as she pronounces to her Tyra Banks Show camera after her Oval Office portrait, “Michelle Obama, you’re one hot mama.” (Harper’s Bazaar)
Per instructions from several readers, I’ve begun my research into the background of Tyra Banks’ “I Am Michelle” fashion shoot for Harper’s Bazaar and found not only the full article on their Web site, but the “Look Book” of the shoot and a “behind the scene” video.
Holly Golighty, that was nutty. Tyra predicts at the end that Barack and Michelle may be going to the White House, but she’s going to “White Castle.”
Now I can’t blame a sista for loving White Castle as I love White Castles. Sliders, belly bombers, whatever you want to call them. I realize they’re not for everyone, but I think they’re DELICIOUS!
And speaking of delicious ….
Fake Barack’s name is Roman Watson. He’s a Miami-based, 6-foot-2-inch, Jesus-loving hunk of a male model who works for MC2 Model Management. I suggest restraint while looking through his portfolio. He really does look like Barack’s insanely hot half-brother.
That’s right, ladies. You’re welcome. But please. RESTRAINT with his portfolio. I don’t want anyone to hurt themselves passing out on their desks or keyboards.
And now I’m done (I hope). I think I’ve written everything I could say about this shoot … that it was weird. That fake Barack was hot. That Tyra Banks is deliciously insane. Yes. I think I’m done now. I can write about something else. Wake me up with Tyra kills Sasha and Malia’s pet rabbit.