The student who was caught passionately kissing former First Daughter Malia Obama before the Harvard-Yale football game on Saturday is a British import, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.
Rory Farquharson was head boy at one of England’s most prestigious schools before deciding to continue his studies at the Ivy League university, where he is now in his sophomore year.
The 19-year-old posted a picture of himself at the Cambridge, Massachusetts, school last fall with the three simple words: ‘So it begins.’
But Farquharson couldn’t have known the international media storm that would begin when he made out with President Barack Obama’s eldest daughter — and it was all caught on camera.
Farquharson was selected Head of School at Rugby School for the school year 2015-2016.
The position, usually selected by the school principal in British schools, is to provide a link between teachers and students and usually goes to the most outstanding student — both academically and socially — of the year.
The girls all thought him ‘quite a catch’, one school insider told DailyMail.com.
The insider added: ‘He was very popular.’
Rugby is one of the top ‘public’ schools in the United Kingdom, just a rung below the more famous Eton and Harrow.
It charges more than $42,500 (£32,000) a year for tuition and board and is, perhaps, is most famous for giving the world the game of rugby.
Farquharson played the sport and was an extra in a rugby video that played in the Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony in 2015, with Prince Harry also making an appearance in the clip.
The young man also represented the school at golf. He was also a member of the Blue Bunsen Society, a chemistry club.
The elite school was also the setting for the 19th Century novel Tom Brown’s School Days which graphically detailed the bullying that went on in public schools at the time.
Malia Obama, was photographed kissing a mystery man at a Harvard-Yale tailgate in New Haven on Saturday.
She was caught making out with the handsome fellow Crimson fan at the annual Harvard-Yale game.
The 19-year-old former first daughter, who took a gap year before starting at Harvard this fall, looked pleased with herself as she paused to appear what seemed to be a smoke break.
Video shows the moment Malia reached up and put her arms around the young man before going in for a kiss.
Judging by the photos, Farquharson is taller than her – a feat since 6-foot-1 Malia normally has several inches on the five-foot-10 average American male.
Another photo shows Malia smoking a cigarette during the tailgate – a sign that she may be picking up her dad’s old tobacco habit.
She has previously been seen smoking what appeared to be a joint at Lollapalooza in 2016.