When our forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama unveiled her official portrait at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery back in February, she said one thing that gave her joy was thinking about all of the little Black girls who “will look up and they will see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the wall of this great American institution.”
Soon, a little girl named Parker was caught by a museum visitor staring in amazement at Mrs. Obama’s portrait, and the former First Lady’s dream to inspire the next generation came true.
After the too-cute image went viral — and Parker and her mother, Jessica Curry met Mrs. Obama — the pair appeared on CNN, and flew to L.A. to sit down with Ellen DeGeneres.
Now, the family is so overwhelmed by media and brand requests, the toddler needs a publicist to handle “the unbelievable amount of attention” she’s now receiving. Though her parents never planned for Parker and her little sister, Ava, to be in the spotlight, they hope the two-year-old’s newfound celebrity will inspire others.
“At the end of the day, if she is inspiring people, I am glad to share her,” Curry told the Washington Post. “She amazes me and inspires me every day, and who am I to keep that from other people?”