First lady to make reality TV debut on ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Michelle Obama will join the ranks of “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” cast member Kim Kardashian, making her first reality television appearance on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

ABC News reported Tuesday that Mrs. Obama will venture out to Fayetteville, N.C. this week to help out at a community resource center for homeless female veterans. (Michelle Obama visits Shake Shack)

“Extreme Makeover” executive producer George Verschoor told ABC that the first lady will work on a new greenhouse and playhouse for kids. She is also expected to partake in a special project as an homage to Barbara Marshall, the center’s founder and a 15-year Navy veteran.

According to Verschoor, Obama was in awe of Marshall, a former chaplain who has served hundreds of female veterans, and wanted to do something in her honor.

“When the first lady first saw this story, she was so moved by Barbara Marshall and the work she’s doing,” Verschoor told ABC. “The first lady has said she not only wants to do something for the whole house … but she also wanted to do something personal for Barbara.”

Obama, who actively campaigns against child obesity with her “Let’s Move!” program, will guest star on “Extreme Makeover” as part of the “Joining Forces” movement that she started with Dr. Jill Biden to give recognition and support to military veterans and their family members.

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