US First Lady Michelle Obama cajoled TV talk show host Jay Leno into nibbling on apples, sweet potato fries and a pizza made with eggplant, green peppers and zucchini on the Tonight Show, breaking his long-held aversion for all-things-healthy in his diet.
Healthy laughs: Michelle cajoled the host into trying out some apples and sweet potato fries after Leno said he hadn't eaten a vegetable since 1969. pic/afp
Obama earlier poked fun at him in a Twitter post, hinting she would "get Jay to eat some veggies" on the NBC show.
"That does smell very good. I assume this is sausage-pepperoni," the comedian quipped as he eyed the pizza made with a whole-wheat crust.
She convinced Leno to dip an apple in honey made from beehives in the White House garden: "It will help it go down easier," she assured him.
She swooned over her husband's singing saying he sang a bit of little Marvin Gaye.
"He does have a beautiful voice, and he sings to me all the time," she told Leno.