At 5 p.m. on Thursday, President Obama will sit down with three YouTube stars to conduct a post-State of the Union interview. Here's a story we ran last week about one of those stars -- and why Obama might want to talk to her instead of a traditional members of the media.
YouTube star GloZell Green will interview President Obama on Thursday. And the 3 million people who subscribe to her channel know at least two things about what to expect.
She will almost certainly wear green. Lipstick, shirt, button, shoes. Something green.
And her opening question to Obama might just be:"Mr. President, is you OK, is you good, cuz I wanted to know."
This is all part of Obama's efforts to reach the youngins' and the cord-cutters, that swath of people who aren't very likely to be among the 30 million or so who will watch Obama's speech Tuesday.
It's part of the White House's "Between Two Ferns" strategy.
Green, along with Bethany Mota and Hank Green, is taking questions from their combined 14 million fans, and the results are sure to be interesting.
And some are already starting to come in:
#GloZellAsksObama What other actions can his administration take to loosen the US/Cuba relations so I can travel to Cuba this year?— Lamar (@metoosten) January 15, 2015
But don't worry, Green says she's got this because she's all caught up on Veep, the cable TV show.
Here is how she reacted to the big news:
For people who don't know who she is, here's a quick tour of her greatest YouTube hits so you can pretend to be hip:
1. Cinnamon challenge. What could go wrong?
2. Want Brooks Shields's eyebrows? No probs. Just grab a sharpie.
3. The Cup Song. Done.