Little girl awestruck by Michelle Obama’s portrait believes she’s ‘a queen’

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Parker Curry, a two-year-old little girl from Washington DC was completely stunned by Amy Sherald’s portrait of  Michelle Obama in the National Portrait Gallery, as she couldn’t stop staring at it, even if her mom hardly tried to get her to turn around for a picture.

“Parker was in front on 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,” Jessica Curry, the girl’s mother declared.

Photo source: Ben Hines/Facebook

More than that, it turns out that the sweet little girl didn’t know she was looking at a former First Lady. She thought she was looking at a queen, as her mother confirmed : “In further discussion with (Parker) yesterday and today, 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.”

 

The incredible sweet moment of little Parker awestruck by the portrait of the former First Lady, Michelle Obama, was captured  by Ben Hines, a man from North Carolina who was visiting National Portrait Galley with his mother Donna. He shared the photo on his Facebook page and it immediately went viral.

Photo source: Ben Hines/Facebook

 

The portraits of former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, were unveiled last month at National Portrait Galley.

The former president portrait was created by Kehinde Wiley,  popular for his depiction of African Americans posed in the style of Old Master paintings with pops of color.