Ryan Reynolds Meeting Superfan Sasha Obama Gets A Thumbs-Up From Big Sister Malia

Thursday night was Sasha and Malia Obama’s very first state dinner. Between the stunning dresses, the chance to hobnob with world leaders, and the reality of being the children of one of the most powerful men in the world, it’s hard to know what they were most excited about.

Oh, who are we kidding? It was totally meeting Ryan Reynolds.
Photo: Courtesy Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.
Our favorite Canadian import was invited to Thursday night’s state dinner, which hosted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. White House photographer Pete Souza snapped this gem of a photo, capturing the moment when Sasha Obama had a perfect fangirl moment while meeting Reynolds as he went down the receiving line. Even better? Malia’s expression in the background — get it, Sasha!

The two of them looked absolutely gorgeous and mature for their first big state function. But as hard as it is to believe that the first daughters are so grown up, it’s reassuring to see that despite the White House living and the spot-on fashion sense, they’re still normal teenage girls who get excited over movie stars and tease their little sisters.

But sadly, there’s sure to be some cost to the reality of being a presidential daughter. After wearing a set of designer gowns to dine with dignitaries and movie stars, prom might be a little bit of a letdown.

Correction: An earlier version of this story identified the dinner as being on Friday night. It was on Thursday.

More from People

We're clearly entering a golden age of socially conscious athletes. As the United States undergoes one of its most important eras of social upheaval since ...
Next week, a bill that bars Louisiana strip clubs from hiring dancers under the age of 21 goes into effect, and while it's been in discussion for some ...
We want to get something out the way. This is not "the most 2016 image ever." The most 2016 image ever is, like, Donald Trump being scared by a bird. But...
For me, this video was a big milestone, especially since I invited so many of my trans-friends to be in it. I feel like I can finally show myself and say I...
Kerry Washington has spent enough time as Washington, D.C., fixer-in-chief Olivia Pope to know political spin when she sees it. When the always-...
Chelsea Manning, the whistleblower behind the leaks that exposed the Abu Ghraib scandal, scored a major legal victory today when she won the right to ...
There are many, many reasons to love Chrissy Teigen, not the least of which is the model's rather amazing willingness to speak her mind (usually via ...
Phyllis Schlafly, 92-year-old conservative activist and author, died Monday afternoon at her home in St. Louis after a battle with cancer, according to ...
Hillary Clinton's campaign staff now includes a two-time Olympic medalist. According to New York magazine's Daily Intelligencer, silver medal-winning ...
Hillary Clinton pens an exclusive essay for R29 about the power women have to make change in the world — from her undercover work exposing segregation in ...
President Obama is just as excited about the Olympics as you are. In a video posted to the White House's YouTube account on Monday, Barack and Michelle ...
Presidential candidates know all too well the perils of failing to secure domain names related to their monikers and campaigns. TedCruz.com, for example...
In the wake of Barack Obama’s rousing speech last night, you may have noticed a strange tweet. Vox editor Matthew Yglesias made an oddly specific reference...
After Bill Clinton finished his long but inspiring speech, we were feeling spent. The Democratic National Convention schedulers must have sensed that. ...