Washington, Nov.27 (ANI): Aspiring reality television stars Michael and Tareq Salahi, who gate crashed Barack Obama's White House state dinner for Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, may have attended other presidential events.
The Salahis penetrated the intensive layers of security surrounding a US president armed with nothing more than a badly fitting dinner jacket, eye-catching sari dress and mind-boggling chutzpah on Tuesday night.
Boasting of being "honoured to be at the White House", Tareq Salahi's page on her Facebook site showed her posing for photographs with Vice President Joe Biden, the White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, the CBS News presenter Katie Couric, Adrian Fenty, the mayor of Washington DC and even three US marines.ut Facebook photos also appear to show the couple in the First Family's glass-enclosed bullet proof viewing area after a concert at the Lincoln Memorial during Barack Obama's inauguration weekend, The Washington Post reports.
Biden's snaps were particularly embarrassing, one capturing the vice president with his arm around the gatecrasher's waist as she rested a hand intimately on his chest.
Tareq Salahi is a former Washington Redskins cheerleader who, along with her husband, has auditioned to appear in a forthcoming TV show called Real Housewives of DC.
The couple were last year involved in a family feud over the future of a 4.75 million dollar vineyard, The Telegraph reports.
Other pictures on her page show the couple with the Prince of Wales, President Obama, Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey, as well as one of Tareq Salahi wearing a skimpy dress on the cover of a local lifestyle magazine.
A publicist for Mrs Salahi initially insisted the couple had not been gatecrashers but later merely confirmed that they "both had a wonderful time".
A preliminary investigation in the White House gatecrash discovered that a Secret Service checkpoint "did not follow proper procedure to ensure these two individuals were on the invited guest list," said a Secret Service spokesman.
The spokesman stressed that President Obama was never in danger because the Salahis - along with the 300 proper guests - had been screened for weapons. (ANI)