Kendall Jenner Thrilled With Dig From President Obama: 'I Was Seriously Pinching Myself!'

by Leena Tailor 4:36 PM PDT, May 02, 2016
Playing Kendall Jenner Thrilled With Dig From President Obama: 'I Was Seriously Pinching Myself!'

Meeting the leader of the free world is one thing, but becoming the butt of his jokes? Even better!

Kendall Jenner has responded to President Barack Obama’s quip at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, saying she’s thrilled to have scored a mention in the commander in chief’s eighth and final WHCD speech.

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“Kendall Jenner is also here,” POTUS told around 3,000 guests, including Kerry Washington and Helen Mirren. “We had a chance to meet her backstage and she seems like a very nice young woman. I'm not exactly sure what she does, but I am told that my Twitter mentions are about to go through the roof.”

In a new blog posted on her app, 20-year-old Jenner wasn’t fazed by the apparent dig at what she does for living. “Remember when I posed as Rosie The Riveter? Well, Rock The Vote and USA Today invited me to The White House Correspondents' dinner to represent,” she writes. “I was SO honored to be amongst such amazing humans. President Obama told me to say hi to Kim and Kanye, and then he even joked about me in his speech. Unreal – I was seriously pinching myself!”

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The model and reality TV star wore a black, strapless Vivienne Westwood gown, diamond choker necklace and a loose, messy ponytail to the elite gala. However, she’s expected to swap her brunette locks for a blonde wig at tonight’s Met Gala, after Estee Lauder reps posted a Snapchat image of a girl in a white wig – believed to be Jenner – getting ready for the New York event.