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Teen mag Rookie wants Obama for 'Ask a Grown Man' feature

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Sept. 20, 2012 at 3:07 PM   |   Comments

Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Tavi Gevinson, the precocious teen style maven who's more accomplished than you, started her own fashion blog, Style Rookie, at the age of 11. By the age of 15, she had become a fixture at New York fashion shows, the subject of numerous style profiles and editor-in-chief of her own magazine for teenage girls, Rookie. Now, Gevinson and Rookie mag have launched a Twitter campaign to score an interview with the president of the United States for their popular "Ask a Grown Man" feature.

"Ask a Grown Man" solicits dating advice via web video from respected celebrity men-du-jour. Here's Jon Hamm ("Mad Men") dispensing tips on everything from fashion to farting ("I was under the impression that girls never farted").

Besides Hamm, BJ Novak, Judd Apatow and Paul Rudd have also participated. So why not President Obama?

Using the hashtag #obama4grownman, Rookie employees and readers are calling on the nation's most famous "grown man" to get in on the fun.














Gevinson's own appeal to the president has been retweeted 221 times.


Though she thinks Obama "would be really good at it," Rookie's editorial director Anaheed Alani told the Guardian she is keeping her expectations low:

"I just decided to start a Twitter campaign to ask Obama to do Ask a Grown Man with no expectations beyond that it would be fun for me and our staff and that it would be funny and that it might get us five new Twitter followers.

While the president himself has yet to respond, Ronnie Cho, the White House's Liaison to Young Americans tweeted, "Moreover, I'm big fan @tavitulle fan.@all_ages @rookiemag"

Though one big movie star reportedly shied away from answering the brutally honest inquiries of teenage girls, Rookie fans figure that Obama, the father of two teen daughters, has had plenty of practice:


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