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’
Michelle Obama has an inspiring message for young people across the nation.
She just delivered her emotional final speech as U.S. First Lady during her husband Barack Obama‘s presidency!
Michelle delivered her remarks during a ceremony honoring the 2017 School Counselor of the Year in the East Room of the White House on Friday (January 6) in Washington, DC.
“As I end my time in the White House, I can think of no better message to send our young people,” Michelle told the crowd. “For all the young people in this room and those who are watching, know that this country belongs to you – to all of you, from every background and walk of life.”
“I want our young people to know that they matter, that they belong,” she added. “So don’t be afraid – you hear me, young people? Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. Empower yourselves with a good education, then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise.”
Rowan Blanchard steps out for Glamour’s A Brighter Future: A Global Conversation on Girls’ Education’ With First Lady Michelle Obama event held at The Newseum on Tuesday (October 11) in Washington, D.C.
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.
The 22-year-old “No” singer opened up about kissing Charlie Puth, her love life, and more. Check it:
On whether she and Charlie made out any other times: “Um… when we recorded. Probably one drunk make out. I don’t know if he’s going to be mad I said that! [laughs] We were next to each other, recording a duet, and then I think I kissed him. It was cool. And then we never did it again. Ever. When we’d hang out, it would be like buddies.”
On her love life: “I’m single. It’s hard because when I wasn’t famous, I got attention. Guys flirted with me all the time. And then I got famous, and guys won’t look at me! And if they do, they’re terrified. There was a part where I was just like, ‘Yo, am I hideous? How am I not getting hit on? I’m super-cool. I’m super-pretty. I’ve never dressed better. I should be getting guys lined up!’”
On how she is different now compared to when she was 17: “A couple of years ago, you’d never see me in a dress. And now I want to sha-zoom me. I mean, I want it tight. I want to show off what I got! I never was that girl. For a good six years, I wore sweatpants and sweatshirts, even on vacation in 90-degree weather. I was hiding. In pictures, you can just see my face, like ‘Help.’ I want to hug that girl. I want to tell her, ‘You’re okay.’”
The track is inspired by Michelle‘s Let Girls Lean initiative and the 62 million girls around the world who do not have access to education. Proceeds from the song will go to the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund, thanks to the featured artists all waiving royalties and fees.