September 16, 2012

This clip of a curvaceous and big-haired 19 year old Jennifer Granholm went viral this week on YouTube.

via The Detroit Free Press:

The buzz surrounding former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm about her enthusiastic speech to the Democratic National Convention may shift this week as a long-lost copy of her 1978 appearance on “The Dating Game” surfaced on YouTube.

“Let’s give a hand for the cute and curvaceous Jennifer Granholm,” the show’s host, Jim Lange says as a 19-year-old Granholm, complete with big, blonde, Farrah Fawcett-like hair comes on stage to meet her three bachelors.

Marty Nislick, 67, of Bayside, N.Y., told the Free Press he came across the footage on the Facebook page of a friend who was one of the losing contestants on the show with Granholm.

“I’m a Democrat of the liberal persuasion and I have always admired Jennifer Granholm,” he said. “And she was 19 years old, so I think she could be excused for being on a stupid show.”

Granholm took the sudden Internet attention in good humor. Her former spokeswoman Liz Boyd sent her a link to the clip. After watching it, Granholm said: “I’m still laughing so hard my stomach still hurts.”

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Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm laughs with embarrassment along with her "War Room" crew members as they watch the newly discovered video of her 1978 appearance on "The Dating Game." / Current TV

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