Rhode Island's 2017 Teacher of the Year is going viral after he shared a pic on Facebook of the fierce look he sported during an Oval Office visit with President Trump and the First Lady earlier this year.
Nikos Giannopoulos, an openly gay special education teacher at Beacon Charter High School for the Arts, tells NPR he wore a gold anchor necklace and carried a black lace fan to show a little sass during his photo-op. "Trump complimented [the fan] right away. He said, 'I love the fan!' And he told me I had great style," the 29-year-old says. "When it came time for the photo, I just asked the president, 'Do you mind if I use the fan for the photo?' He said, 'Absolutely, go for it.' So I popped my fan and did my pose."