Michelle Obama Rocks Out With Turnip to Promote Good Eating

Published: 15th October 2014 11:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th October 2014 11:59 PM   |  A+A-


WASHINGTON: US first lady Michelle Obama -- showing she is willing to go the extra mile for her anti-obesity campaign -- has busted out a few of her dance moves... with a turnip.      

In a short video message, Obama holds up a turnip, asks "Turnip -- for what?" and then sways and nods her head to the hypnotic hip hop tune of "Turn Down for What" by DJ Snake and Lil Jon.        

The brief video clip quickly went viral, with more than 8.4 million views on Vine as of midday Wednesday.

It all started in an #AskTheFirstLady segment via Twitter when Iman Crosson, who has impersonated President Barack Obama, asked her: "How many calories do you burn every time you 'turn up'?!"        The first lady responded with the video, posted both on Vine and Twitter.          

Obama has long worked on "Let's Move!" -- her program to get American kids to eat healthier and be more active.  

It was not even the first time she has danced with a vegetable.        

In February, she stretched and danced with giant broccoli, carrot and eggplant characters of the "Super Sprowtz" traveling troupe as part of the fourth anniversary tour of "Let's Move!"


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