University of Colorado student Madalyn Starkey went to local Boulder, Colorado bar, the Sink, on Tuesday night for a couple drinks with friends. Little did Starkey realize, but her night out would end up being with President Obama, and a hilarious viral photo.
Just met Obama at the Sink, Starkey posted April 24 on Twitter, along with a photo.
The President had made a surprise stop for dinner at the Sink before heading to make a speech nearby. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Obama's security announced to the bar, Attention, attention, if you don't want to meet the President, leave. If you do want to meet him, then come to this backroom.
After a scan by security, Starkey was able to pose with the President; a moment her Australian, boyfriend James Healey, was able to capture on camera. Starkey didn't use the opportunity to smile with the President. Instead, Starkey chose to leave her mouth open while she pointed at Obama in disbelief.
I'm not going to stand there with a smile and my lips all quivering, the student told CBS Denver.
Starkey never envisioned the photo going viral, even taking the time on Twitter to write, Woooo, never knew a tweet could blow up like that. Neat!
Starkey's photo with Obama isn't the only thing that is taking off. The Sink has taken to social media to promote their latest pizza, the P.O.T.U.S. Pie. A description on their Facebook states that it is a pizza worthy of the Oval Office topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, fresh green peppers, black olives, red onions and mozzarella on our signature crust.
When the President orders it, he can have the name, said Mark Heinritz.
The Sink in Boulder, Colorado, renamed their pizza "P.O.T.U.S. Pie" after the President ordered pepperoni, Italian sausage, fresh green peppers, black olives, red onions and mozzarella.
Madalyn Starkey and Barack Obama go viral