Michelle Obama, who was born on January 17, 1964, is the current First Lady of the United States.
Here are 10 interesting facts about her:
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One interesting fact about her is that the first movie that she watched with Barack Obama was Do the Right Thing.
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TIME magazine named her as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2013.
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She has commented on who people should look up to. In her words, “Choose people who lift you up. Find people who will make you better … Of course I’ve made my husband better!”
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Michelle Obama is the first U.S. First Lady of African-American descent.
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The current First Lady is the second tallest First Lady in American history. The tallest one is Eleanor Roosevelt. Michelle is slightly shorter than 5’11.” As for Eleanor Roosevelt, she was slightly shorter than six feet.
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As many people know, Michelle Obama is well-educated. In fact, she graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Sociology. She would later receive a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
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She has given families of military members respect. In her words, “Military families don’t complain. They’re proud of their service and more than willing to make sacrifices that come with it. And no matter how tough it gets, because they’re so strong and resilient they somehow keep everything together. They succeed in their jobs, run their households and even find time to serve their communities. So I’m feeling tremendously thankful and I hope you’ll join me in working to serve them as well as they served our community.” This speech was given on Thanksgiving in 2013.
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The African-American Christian is a supporter of LGBT rights.
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Another interesting fact is that she presented the Best Picture award at the 2013 Academy Awards. Her opening remark was, “These nine movies took us back in time and all around the world. They made us laugh, they made us weep, they made us grip our armrest a little tighter. They taught us that love can endure against all odds and transform our lives in the most surprising ways. And they reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we work hard enough, and dig deep enough, and find the courage in ourselves.”
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One of her favorite shows to watch is the Dick Van Dyke Show.
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