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First Lady Teases Gabby Douglas About Celebratory Egg McMuffin

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Michelle Obama teased Olympic champion Gabby Douglas of Virginia Beach about eating fast food to celebrate her achievements.

    The first lady, an advocate of healthy eating, and Douglas taped an appearance together Monday for the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno.

    When Douglas was asked how she marked her stellar Olympic showing, the 16-year-old gymnast said she “splurged” on a McDonald’s Egg McMuffin.
     
    “You're setting me back, Gabby,” the first lady said, which drew a quick “Sorry!” from the giggling athlete.

    Obama also used her “Tonight” appearance to praise her husband's healthcare overhaul law.

    During the just-ended London Olympics, Douglas became the third straight U.S. athlete and first African-American to win the women’s all-around title. She and her teammates gave the U.S. its first Olympic team title in women's gymnastics since 1996.