UPI Reports on Rookie's #obama4grownman Campaign

“Teen mag Rookie wants Obama for 'Ask a Grown Man' feature” / UPI.com / KATE STANTON / September 20, 2012

Launched as a thoughtful alternative to mainstream teen magazines, Tavi Gevinson's Rookie wants an interview with President Barack Obama.

Tavi Gevinson, the precocious teen style maven who's more accomplished than you, started her own fashion blog, Style Rookie, at the age of 11. By the age of 15, she had become a fixture at New York fashion shows, the subject of numerous style profiles and editor-in-chief of her own magazine for teenage girls, Rookie. Now, Gevinson and Rookie mag have launched a Twitter campaign to score an interview with the president of the United States for their popular "Ask a Grown Man" feature.

"Ask a Grown Man" solicits dating advice via web video from respected celebrity men-du-jour. Here's Jon Hamm ("Mad Men") dispensing tips on everything from fashion to farting ("I was under the impression that girls never farted").


Besides Hamm, BJ Novak, Judd Apatow and Paul Rudd have also participated. So why not President Obama?

Using the hashtag #obama4grownman, Rookie employees and readers are calling on the nation's most famous "grown man" to get in on the fun.

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