VIDEO! PHOTOS! Here are pictures of White House state dinner crashers Michaele Salahi and Tareq Salahi who won’t crash a Today Show interview!
Michaele Salahi and Tareq Salahi are Real Housewives of DC upcoming stars, at least claims reports despite no confirmation from Bravo. But on Tuesday morning, the Michaele Salahi and Tareq Salahi will appear on Bravo’s parent channel NBC during a 7 am interview with the Today Show.
The Today Show confirms the couple was not paid for their Tuesday morning interview. Yet Michaele Salahi and Tareq Salahi did release a statement through a publicist tonight. The couple were set to appear on Larry King Live several times but those interviews were canceled.
Among the pictures the White House party crashers snagged was with former Today Show host Katie Couric. In the days since, they have appeared in other pics online with everyone from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey.
Michaele Salahi’s pics documented her crashing the Obama White House State Dinner on Tuesday night. As detailed last week on LALATE, the pics landed on Salahi’s own Facebook profile. Michaele Salahi would get her picture taken with everyone from Katie Couric to even her hand on the chest of Joe Biden.
“I was honored to be invited to attend the First State Dinner hosted by President Obama & the First Lady to honor India. In June 2010, the America’s Polo Cup will be between INDIA & the UNITED STATES. Please join me in this cultural celebration of politics, diplomacy, fashion, sports, entertainment & family fun.”
But who exactly is Michaele Salahi? While Michaele Salahi was not on the party’s guestlist, her Wikipedia bio is running tag of “has claimed” remarks with some of her bio even in dispute.
The San Francisco Chronicle said the following of her:
” “Tareq Salahi, 39, also a co-owner, and his wife, Michaele, a former Washington Redskins cheerleader who is now a Richmond lobbyist. The son, a member of the Virginia Tourism Authority, is hurrying to team up with investors to buy what he views as his heritage before someone else steps in.
“She’s a lobbyist and a former Redskins Cheerleader; he’s co-owner of a winery. What happened was they knew someone within the chain of people who was assigned to vet who was to come into the event and they got them in.”
Former cheerleader? Wikipedia is not so sure.
“Michaele Salahi has claimed to be a former model and Washington Redskins cheerleader, she has also claimed to have been featured in numerous television spots, was the face of Virginia.org’s Wine Getaways ad campaign, and has also claimed to have been featured in O, Gourmet, Conde Nast Traveller, Home & Garden, The New Yorker, Vogue, Elle, Victoria’s Secret amongst others. Many of these claims appear to be embellishments or outright lies. Both the Washington Redskins and Victoria’s Secret have publicly stated that she has never worked for them.”
Salahi says she was “invited” to the party Tuesday.
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