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This 3-Year-Old Gymnast Is Flipping Awesome


>>[APPLAUSE].
>>At just three years old, our next guest is a gymnastics prodigy who already has
over 50,000 followers on Instagram. From El Paso, Texas,
please welcome Emma and her mom, Annie. So, hi, Emma,
you’re three years old, right?>>Yep.>>And,
when did you start doing gymnastics?>>When I was two and a half.>>When you were two and a half? So really, just six months ago,
you started. Anyway.>>[LAUGH]
>>How did she get started so early?>>She was incredibly clumsy and I was
hoping that gymnastics would help with it. They said that she has a talent for
it and they started moving her up and we’ve been going strong for a while now.>>Have you or your husband done
gymnastics done gymnastics?>>No.>>No one in the family?>>No.>>Look at those muscles,
you’re very, very strong, aren’t you? Very strong, and so
who’s your favorite gymnastic person?>>Who’s your favorite gymnast?>>Gabby Douglas, and
she won a gold medal at the Olympics.>>If I would’ve said gymnast,
you would’ve known what I was saying, instead of gymnastic person. I messed it up.>>[LAUGH]
>>Gabby is amazing, she’s been on the show before,
she’s really incredible, isn’t she? Why do you like her so much?>>Cuz, I like her leotard and
she won a gold medal at the Olympics.>>She did win a gold medal. Yeah, that’s really impressive. What is your favorite
thing to do in gymnastics?>>Bars and my backbends and
my back handsprings.>>Back handsprings? Wow.
>>Yeah.>>Do you get scared of falling ever,
Emma?>>No, cuz I will get back up.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>That is a wonderful thing to say. You just get back up when you fall,
of course you do. So, I understand your daddy is,
where is your daddy?>>In Korea.>>He’s in Korea,
he’s in the Army, is that right?>>Yes.>>How long is he there?>>He’s gonna be there for a year.>>A year?
>>Yes.>>Do they get to talk and
see each other, FaceTime?>>Yeah, she gets to FaceTime him now. The first week or so we didn’t, but
now we get to talk to him all the time.>>Uh-huh. He did something really
sweet when he left. What did he leave you?>>A daddy kiss jar.>>A daddy kiss jar and so there’s
a kiss for every single day that, so it’s a kiss from your
daddy every single day?>>Mm-hm.>>That’s really sweet. Do you sometimes steal
more kisses than one?>>No.>>[LAUGH]
>>Not since she got caught. [LAUGH]
>>I see. I see.>>She thought if she would steal them, that the days would go by a little
bit faster until he’s back. So she would just sneak them. But she got caught and
she won’t do it again. [LAUGH]
>>Aw, that is really sweet. Okay, there’s so many things over here. You’re gonna perform for us, right Emma?>>Right.>>Here we go, let’s go.>>[APPLAUSE]>>[APPLAUSE]>>Wow.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>Let’s go this way.>>Wow. That’s certainly not clumsy, is it?>>[LAUGH]
>>Can you try your press handstand? Can you go all the way up? Okay.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>Wow!>>[APPLAUSE]
>>Do you want to show your kick over? Can you show your kick over? Okay, sit down. Okay.>>[APPLAUSE].>>Wow!>>[APPLAUSE]
>>Do you wanna show your favorite skill? [INAUDIBLE] Let’s do your favorite. Okay. Can you do your special split? Okay.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>Can you do your?>>[APPLAUSE]>>[LAUGH]>>Wow.>>[LAUGH]>>[APPLAUSE]
>>You wanna show your backhand spring now? Can you go all the way over there? How many you gonna show?>>Three.>>Okay.
>>[APPLAUSE]>>Yay!>>I’m so proud of you!>>Let’s go down here cuz I
have a little surprise for you.>>Okay.>>Let’s come down here.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>First of all, that was so good, that was so,
I can’t believe how good you are. Okay, so you have your kiss jar
from your daddy everyday, right? Okay, if you want more than that,
I got you something.>>[LAUGH]
>>[APPLAUSE]>>Ellen hugs.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>That’s a lot of kisses.>>It’s kisses. And then with your daddy’s kisses,
you get an Ellen hug every single day.>>Aw, can you tell her thank you and
give her a hug?>>Thank you.>>Your welcome.

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