First off we want to wish a very special Happy Birthday wish to Michelle Obama!
At 49 years young and fabulous, FLOTUS knows how to handle her position beside President Barack Obama and she wears it well. As much as Barack makes headlines for his political triumphs, Michelle continues to make headlines for her support of him and trailblazing her own initiatives.
She has transformed the image of the White House’s leading lady from just a spouse into a supportive friend, teammate and co-leader. She has gained respect from entertainers, world leaders and children of all ages.
On her 49th birthday we give 17 (more) reasons why Michelle Obama is our definition of a Vixen!
She has the toughest but most rewarding job on her plate, yet she holds it with ease. She not only believes in his vision but she roots for his success. Because POTUS has a confidante to fall back on, he handles the world with no problem.
She’s an advocate for fitness.
With the high obesity rates especially among children in America, Michelle Obama took it upon herself to battle childhood obesity with her campaign ‘Let’s Move!’. The First Lady not only started the campaign but she participates in every aspect of it.
She’s the mother of two well-raised young ladies.
It’s hard enough raising two young daughters, but try doing that with the entire United States watching your every move. However, FLOTUS is raising two fashionable and smart tweens Sasha and Malia gracefully.
She inspires young girls from all walks of life.
In a society where most young girls’ role models are entertainers and athletes, many are now looking up to Mo. She inspires girls to stay fit, work hard (educationally) and to raise their standards.
She’s the most stylish First Lady we’ve seen in awhile.
Sorry Jackie Kennedy but you no longer are the best dressed First Lady; Michelle has dominated the competition. From wearing designer clothes to bargain shopping, Mrs. Obama has showed that you can’t put a price on style.
She has high profile pals.
Many of us dream of meeting Jay-Z, Beyoncé or Oprah, but Michelle has them on speed dial. It’s only right that the stylish FLOTUS is friends with the three of the most powerful people in entertainment.
She gave a powerful DNC speech on behalf of her hubby.
It’s as if FLOTUS told Obama “I got this” before she delivered one of the best speeches at the Democratic National Convention. Mo took to the stage and captivated the audience, delivering a speech that shows not only Obama’s character as President and a family man but her character as his wife. Here’s an example of how poignant her speech was:
“TODAY, AFTER SO MANY STRUGGLES AND TRIUMPHS AND MOMENTS THAT HAVE TESTED MY HUSBAND IN WAYS I NEVER COULD HAVE IMAGINED, I HAVE SEEN FIRSTHAND THAT BEING PRESIDENT DOESN’T CHANGE WHO YOU ARE – IT REVEALS WHO YOU ARE.”
She’s an active First Lady.
She not only has her own campaign fighting childhood obesity but she also spends her time representing the United States outside of the country. Traveling to other countries on behalf of the country, meeting with world leaders, doing her own appearances and interviews and still having enough time to read and listen to her children is the norm for Michelle.
She has a sense of humor.
Michelle has no problem easing up her reigns to share plenty of laughs. Michelle has been a guest on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, participating in a push up contest against the host being interviewed by a young political panel.
She’s hip to pop culture.
Her “Let’s Move” theme song is a remixed version of Beyoncé’s “Get Me Bodied.” Michelle is also a fan of new artist Elle Varner and she has been seen hitting the dougie. If that doesn’t show you she is 49 years young, we don’t know what else will.
She has an Ivy League education.
She graduated from not one but two Ivy League universities, graduating cum laude from Princeton and receiving a law degree from Harvard Law School. After working for Sidley Austin, one of the top law firms in Chicago, she left to pursue a career in public service, proving time and time again that she is as beautiful on the inside and out as she is smart.
She is affectionate.
After being married for 20 years, the First Lady’s favorite thing to do is cuddle with her husband. They have a set date night that, even within the political whirlwind, they still honor. No wonder they are always smiling when they are together; they know how to keep their love alive.
She’s a proud bargain shopper.
Michelle’s closet ranges from high-end threads to everyday department stores pieces. She finds quality in the inexpensive and shows her ability to relate to the working class by the amount she spends on her wardrobe. She has been spotted shopping in Target, wearing dresses by Ann Taylor and cardigans but J Crew. Her closet is accessible and attainable for those who are taking fashion notes from the stylish First Lady.
She’s more famous than the POTUS. (He said so himself!)
While Barack works hard running this country, Michelle works effortlessly to win over our hearts. Her popularity is unanimous throughout the country, even Barack is okay with admitting it. Candidly speaking about himself and Jay-Z’s lives he said, “Jay knows what my life is like. We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are.”
She made her husband work for her attention.
Many ladies need to take a page out of Michelle’s book of love. It was Barack Obama’s persistence that won her over. She made POTUS work for her affection because her expectations are high and Barack realized she was worth the effort.
She understands the working class struggle.