YouTube Stars White House-bound, subscribers ask Obama questions

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So a teenage makeup artist, a comedienne specializing in push-up bras and other challenges, and an “EcoGeek” walk into the White House.

No, this isn’t a joke. It’s really scheduled to happen.

Following his State of the Union speech Tuesday, President Barack Obama will sit down with viral YouTube stars Bethany Mota, GloZell Green, and Hank Green for a live question and answer broadcast, Google and the White House announced Thursday.

Nineteen-year-old Bethany Mota specializes in hair, makeup, and lifestyle videos. GloZell Green, the self-proclaimed “Mother of the Internet,” is known for her “Cinnamon Challenge,” viewed over 41 million times. Hank Green touts his ability to “raise nerdy to the power of awesome,” with educational videos on things like “Giraffe Love.”

“This year, we’re trying something a little different,” the White House said in their announcement. The YouTube stars will interview President Obama on Thursday with questions from their subscribers. Questions can also be submitted under the hashtag #YouTubeAsksObama.

The White House is no stranger to social media, and this isn’t the first time the White House has broadcast live online. Obama has participated in YouTube Interviews since 2010. This time the interviewers might steal the show.

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