Michelle Obama heads to reality TV
July 20th, 2011
05:02 PM ET
7 years ago

Michelle Obama heads to reality TV

Washington (CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama will tape an appearance on network reality television Thursday.

The ABC show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" confirms Mrs. Obama will appear as a guest star working on behalf of military families.

She will travel to Fayetteville, N.C., Thursday to work on the renovation of "The Steps-N-Stages Jubilee House," which offers shelter, support, mentoring, and life coaching for homeless female veterans. The trip is part of the first lady's ongoing "Joining Forces" initiative in support of military families and those in uniform.

According to ABC, the show is set to focus on 15-year navy veteran Barbara Marshall, who has become "passionately committed" to supporting the military. Marshall is a former military chaplain who founded the community center and has actively helped fellow female veterans overcome severe challenges caused by homelessness.

The first lady is expected to help build a new Jubilee House, work on a greenhouse project and help with a children's playhouse. She will also take part in a special project in honor of Marshall.

ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" performs renovations for families, individuals and groups who have experienced hardships.

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soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    For all you haters out there this a show that helps people in need and worthy people.
    Go away haters!

    July 21, 2011 06:24 am at 6:24 am |
  2. Military wife

    She won't be doing any work on the house. The greenhouse is done and the kids playhouse is done. I was there working at the site last night. Just another example of wasting tax payers money to fly her around.

    July 21, 2011 07:43 am at 7:43 am |
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