Last night, Michelle Obama made her reality TV debut as an ambassador, of course, on the season premiere of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. While host Ty Pennington, celebrity designer Sabrina Soto, and their team of marry builders set out to redo Jubilee House, a home for homeless female veterans and their families in Fayetteville, N.C., the First Lady didn't do all that much, having earlier admitted to be limited in the handy-skills department. What she did do: greet the team at the White House; give Pennington a run-down of the White House Kitchen Garden and her own interior design preferences ("Our style is much more laid back, you know, we have small kids so we gotta hve furniture that kids can jump on, we have a lot of wonderful modern art, we like really suble, soft warm tones"); help screw in a decorative plaque; help load veggies into a greenhouse; and make lots of vets cry tears of joy. There were also plenty of plugs for Joining Forces, her initiative with Jill Biden to provide support to active-service and retired vets and their families. After the jump: watch, and pay special attention to the teeny White House replica (actually a kids' playhouse) in the last video.
Michelle Obama makes her first appearance:
Michelle Obama talks about White House decor and gives Ty Pennington a tour of the grounds:
Michelle Obama arrives on-site in Fayetteville, N.C., and does a few handy things:
Michelle Obama meets the residents of Jubilee House and takes a tour of the new space with them:
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