Michelle Obama Greets the Winners

Michelle Obama welcomes the winners of Epicurious’ Healthy Lunchtime Challenge to the White House for the Kids’ “State Dinner” with a few important words of congratulations and encouragement.

Released on 12/16/2013

Credits

Starring: Michelle Obama
Cinematographer: Matador Productions
Editor: Haym Pictures

Transcript

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I cannot believe my luck cause,
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Mrs. Obama is sitting next to me,
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and if my uncle and aunt or anybody I know
00:08
is watching me right now, I'm freaking out.
00:11
(inspirational music)
00:28
You know what, we were gonna surprise you
00:29
by doing the wave, but everyone's standing, so
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(laughter)
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we can't do it, but we can all raise our hands
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in joy and excitement for being here, so yeah.
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(audience cheering)
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I'm proud to be here representing last year's winners
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and kids everywhere who motivate and inspire
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their peers and families to cook and eat healthily.
00:50
It is my honor and dream come true
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to introduce the person who motivates and inspires me
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every day, to be a health advocate for kids,
00:57
the First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Michelle Obama.
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(applause)
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You all stood out among a pool of more than 1,300
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submissions for this contest.
01:11
So, this was no easy task, you
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should be very proud of yourselves.
01:16
And that's why this is truly one of my favorite events
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that we have here in the White House.
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If you keep dreaming up new ideas,
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if you keep eating healthy and getting active
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then you're gonna make your communities
01:27
and your country stronger than ever before.
01:30
Each of you has so much promise,
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and so much potential.
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I can't wait to see what you're gonna
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do with your lives in the years to come.
01:39
I love you all, thanks for coming.
01:42
(applause)
01:44
(musical tones)