Michelle Obama Visits Jimmy Kimmel, Smiths’ Fundraising Party in L.AOctober 26 | Posted by Taylor Gordon
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The campaign trail led first lady Michelle Obama to L.A this week for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel and a fundraising party hosted by Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett.
The First Lady showed off her funny bone when she appeared on the late night talk show in a skit that featured her using a blow horn to wake up Kimmel on voting day.
With a coy smile, Michelle tip toes into the peaceful bedroom before using the blow horn and a megaphone to announce that it’s time to go vote.
After the actor runs out the bedroom ready to go hit the voting polls, the First Lady walks back over to the bed and asks “…and have you voted” to what seems to be an empty bed. A few seconds later however Guillermo rolls from under the bed and informs Mrs. Obama that he has indeed already voted.
In addition to taking part the comedic skit, she also sat down with Kimmel to talk Halloween.
Although the White House will be handing out goodies to the kids this year, one of the first daughters, Malia, might not be too much into the Halloween spirit. The 14-year-old told her mom that she thinks she is too old to dress up in costume.
The First Lady admitted that her oldest daughter will sometimes wear a little tail or a nose, but that’s where she draws the line.
For younger sister Sasha, 11, she still puts on “full gear” every year to go trick or treating.
Even Michelle Obama admitted she does a little dressing up – well, it’s more of dressing down – but it isn’t just for Halloween.
One thing has become evident about the Presidential family; they aren’t used to not being able to live a normal life so Michelle often tries to wear low key outfits like sweats or baseball caps to prevent people from recognizing her.
Needless to say the dress down approach hasn’t really worked so far and it doesn’t seem like the 48-year-old first lady is willing to try out Kimmel’s recommendation of an Elmo costume.
Just a day before her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the First Lady and the Smiths made history.
“We made history y’all,” Will Smith posted on his Facebook page this week. “The fundraiser that Jada and I are hosting for our First Lady is SOLD OUT – and we helped Mrs. Obama beat the fundraising record for a seated First Lady!”
Throughout the campaign it has been obvious that the First Lady has been quite active in helping gain support for her husband and the country has even seen the First Lady’s approval ratings sky rocket past her husband’s approval ratings.
The fundraising lunch hosted by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith will house 250 guests and the minimum cost for a plate is a $2,500.
Most guests aren’t settling for just a plate, however, and the extra benefits cost quite a lot more money.
Guests who donate $10,000 per couple get to pose for a pic with the First Lady and a donation of a whopping $40,000 also includes a pre-meal meet and greet with Mrs. Obama.
For Jada Pinkett, it was a rewarding experience to see so many women of different backgrounds working together for the same cause.
“Women working together no matter race, color, religious beliefs, economics, etc… can change the world… TOGETHER,” Mrs. Smith wrote on her Facebook page.
The co-hosts of the event included Salma Hayek, Roc Nation cofounder Jay Brown along with his wife Kawanna, major film producer James Lassiter and his wife Mai, and one of Lady Gaga’s managers Troy Carter who brought along his wife Rebecca.
How much the Smiths raised has not been announced yet, but the Obama campaign has pulled in $13 million alone from other L.A fundraisers this month.