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March 22, 2013 9:32 am

Miss Israel on Meeting Obama: “I Was Very Very Excited to Meet Him” (VIDEO)

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Screen shot of Yityish Aynaw speaking to CNN after meeting U.S. President Barack Obama. Photo: CNN

Much had been made about newly crowned Miss Israel Yityash Aynaw, an Ethiopian immigrant, getting to meet U.S. President Barack Obama after the White House specifically requested her presence at a state dinner in Jerusalem Thursday night. The symbolism of the first black Miss Israel and the first Black U.S. president being lost on nobody, she spoke to CNN after the event about the experience.

Watch video of Miss Israel speaking with CNN below (after a brief profile piece):

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