High on the list of things you shouldn’t do on national television unless you can handle the potential for embarrassment: Asking First Lady Michelle “Gun Show” Obama if she can do more push ups than you can.
Ellen DeGeneres asked the first lady that very question on her talk show, and the two ended up squaring off in a competition to see which lady had more upper body strength. We won’t give away who won (that’s what the video is for!) but we’re not ashamed to admit that both DeGeneres (who is 54) and Obama (who just turned 48) can both do more push ups than we can. And we’re in our 20s.
Anyway! The two took off their blazers (the first lady was wearing a rather fetching peak-lapel version in a fabric that looks like sharkskin, but probably wasn’t) and got down to business. Check out who wins in the video below.