LOS ANGELES (AP)
Gabby Douglas admitted indulging in post-Olympics fast food to the wrong person: First lady and healthy eating advocate Michelle Obama, who teased the gymnastics champion.
“You’re setting me back, Gabby,” Obama told Douglas during a taping Monday for NBC’s “Tonight Show,” according to a network transcript.
“Sorry!” replied the 16-year-old athlete, who confessed to chowing down on a McDonalds’ breakfast sandwich after winning two gold medals at the just-ended London Olympics.
Douglas became the third consecutive US athlete and first African-American to win the all-around title. She and her teammates gave the US its first Olympic title in women’s gymnastics since 1996.
“Tonight” host Jay Leno asked Douglas whether, after a lifetime of training, the dream of winning matched or differed from the reality.
“I think it’s very different, and when I mean `different’ it’s in a better way,” Douglas replied. “I mean, I never thought I would be doing the show with the first lady, or even you, Jay.”