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From Mayara Tavares to Political Soap on a Rope

 - Jul 10, 2009   Updated: Jun 16 2011
President Obama was recently caught checking out Mayara Tavares at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy on July 9th.

Mayara Tavares is a 17-year-old girl representing Brazil at the Junior 8. I wonder what the First Lady thought when Obama was caught in a photo looking at Mayara Tavares...

Check out the cluster for more things Obama, from presidential home décor to political parody print ads.

Implications - The Obama campaign and his rise to political power was one with a pop cultural impact unmatched by any other campaign. Many argued that Obama was not just a political figure, but a celebrity. His appeal to the younger generation generated not just unseen political interest, but also set off the production and consumption of a series of Obama-themed products and businesses.