It was an emotional moment for Malia Obama when her dad, President Barack Obama, praised her and 15-year-old sister Sasha during his Farewell Address.
This is the final week of Obama‘s presidency and the 18-year-old First Daughter was in the front row with mom Michelle Obama to watch the address on Tuesday night (January 10) in Chicago, Ill.
“Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become two amazing young women, smart and beautiful, but more importantly, kind and thoughtful and full of passion. You wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily. Of all that I’ve done in my life, I’m most proud to be your dad,” he said about his daughters.
Obama to his daughters: ‘Of all the things I’ve done, I’m most proud to be your dad’
The 19-year-old YouTuber recently sat down with the Commander-in-Chief to talk about everything from climate change to healthy eating.
“I was talking to him like a friend,” Lia says in a video posted to her YouTube channel. “He’s so cool, he was so kind, so easy to talk to…but then I got down to business and I asked the hard-hitting journalist questions.”
A congrats is in order for Malia Obama who is officially headed to Harvard University!
The 17-year-old daughter of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will take a year off before enrolling in the Cambridge, Mass school in Fall 2017.
“The President and Mrs. Obama announced today that their daughter Malia will attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017 as a member of the Class of 2021,” the office of the First Lady announced (via AP). “Malia will take a gap year before beginning school.”
Malia reportedly also checked out Princeton, Brown, and University of Pennsylvania before making her decision.