Toddler who admires Michelle Obama dresses up as the former first lady for Halloween
For Halloween, Michelle Obama's biggest fan Parker Curry dresses up as her idol, posed like her and even wore a dress which looked similar to the one Michelle wore
Three-year-old Parker Curry is a huge admirer of former first lady Michelle Obama. So much so that she was insistent on dressing up as her idol for Halloween. Parker has made headlines earlier for her dedication and admiration for Michelle.
In March, a photograph of her gazing at Michelle's portrait in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC went viral and later that same month, Michelle even met up with little Parker to jam to Taylor Swift's song 'Shake it off'. Parker posed like Michelle Obama in the portrait that she admired and wore a dress which looked similar to the one Michelle was sporting. The dress was specially made by Alisha Welsh of Magnolia Lake Children’s Clothing.
Parker's mother Jessica revealed how Parker was ready for Halloween and had something specific in mind when it came to a costume. Jessica spoke to Buzzfeed News and said, 'Flat out. No hesitation. Half of a second later. ‘I want to be Michelle Obama,’ and I was like 'Whoa'. I thought she was going to be like, ‘I want to be Elsa or some other character like that". Michelle Obama also responded to the picture of Parker's Halloween costume and wrote, "You nailed the look, Parker! I love it!!!!"
Alisha Welsh had already thought of the idea of making a dress for little Parker as Jessica said, "I knew it was kind of last minute but I was hoping that she would still do it, and she still did it for us. I don’t know how she did it. But she did it and she’s amazing and we love her for it". Parker loved the dress and Jerssica shared, "She saw the dress and she was like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ And I was like, ‘Do you like it?’ And she was like, ‘It’s perfect!"
Jessica recalled how she did not intend for her daughter's picture to go viral the way that it did when she took her to the museum and stopped to look at Michelle Obama's portrait by artist Amy Sherald.
Jessica spoke to CNN and shared, "Parker was in front of the portrait, and I really wanted her to turn around so I could get a picture with her, and she genuinely, honestly would not turn around. She was uncooperative with me because she was just so focused on the portrait and studying it, and she was just so fascinated".
"I realized that she believes Michelle Obama is a queen, and she wants to be a queen as well. As a female and as a girl of color, it’s really important that I show her people who look like her that are doing amazing things and are making history so that she knows she can do it," Jessica added.
Michelle Obama, who had seen the viral photograph of Parker looking at her portrait, took to social media after being able to meet Parker and wrote, "Parker, I’m so glad I had the chance to meet you today (and for the dance party)! Keep on dreaming big for yourself… and maybe one day I’ll proudly look up at a portrait of you!"