CNN PRODUCER NOTE xavieramos told me, 'After the program Mrs. Obama shook hands with everyone and Miss Tougaloo [his friend] was the first to get a photo. We formally asked the press secretary if it was okay because secret service was very pre cautious. The press secretary said it was up to FLOTUS to decide and since she loved Miss Tougaloo's crown and complimented her bangs, the picture was a stolen moment in time. She asked Destiny (Miss Tougaloo) her plans for the future and after hearing them and being impressed, she simply stated "You go girl! Continue striving for success and thanks for being an example to young girls!’"
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer