Ex-Gov. Jennifer Granholm during a 1978 "Dating Game" appearance (YouTube)In the Internet age, almost nothing stays hidden forever. Current TV host and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm is the subject of a humorous video flashback, after someone posted video of her 1978 appearance on "The Dating Game."
"Let's give a hand for the cute and curvaceous Jennifer Granholm," says the show's host, Jim Lange, when the future governor first appears on-screen.
Granholm is sharing in the laughs after the video was reportedly posted on Facebook by one of the three male contestants who appeared with Granholm on the show.
"I'm still laughing so hard my stomach still hurts," Granholm told the Detroit Free Press about the clip.
In the appearance, Granholm has very big hair and is wearing a puffy-sleeved blouse with gray suspenders.
The British Columbia native was 19 years old at the time and an aspiring actress.
You can watch the video appearance below:
That should make sense to anyone who caught Granholm's unusually expressive speech before the Democratic National Convention early this month.
"I'm a Democrat of the liberal persuasion, and I have always admired Jennifer Granholm," said Marty Nislick, who spotted the video on Facebook and posted it to YouTube. "And she was 19 years old, so I think she could be excused for being on a stupid show."
Granholm's former spokeswoman Liz Boyd says she emailed the video to her old boss on Thursday and that the two could "barely say hello to each other," because they were laughing so hard.
"Alas, this is what being a teenager in the '70s gets you: I was having a bad hair decade!" Granholm said in a statement released through Current TV.