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WATCH: Gay Vlogger Tyler Oakley Talks Education With Michelle Obama

WATCH: Gay Vlogger Tyler Oakley Talks Education With Michelle Obama


The two reveal some things about their college experiences while encouraging young people to seek higher education.

YouTube star Tyler Oakley, one of The Advocate's 40 Under 40 this year, has yet another achievement to tout -- he's snagged an interview with Michelle Obama.

The first lady talks education with Oakley in a new video, part of her Reach Higher Initiative to encourage young people to seek post-secondary education. "Education was the key to all of my success, which is one of the reasons why we're doing Reach Higher, because we want to make sure that kids in this country understand that you have to get an education beyond high school," Obama tells Oakley. "Unless you're just like, a super dude like you."

Oakley responds by letting the First Lady know that he did go to college, prompting the two to trade stories about their college experiences: Obama's at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Oakley's at Michigan State University. Among the revelations are that Obama never failed an exam and that Oakley's college years weren't particularly wild and crazy -- he was a resident advisor for three years, so he spent most of his Friday nights "babysitting" the other students in his dorm. Find out what else the duo shared in the video below.

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