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Former First Lady - Michelle Obama

Fist Lady Michelle Obama

About Michelle Obama

Personal Info
Born:
January 17, 1964
Star Sign:
Capricorn
Birthplace:
South side of Chicago, IL
Birth name:
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson
Father:
Fraser Robinson
Mother: Marian Robinson (she lives at the White House with the Obama Family)
Brother:
Craig Robinson (men's Basketball Coach at Oregon State University)
Married: October 3, 1992
Husband (President): Barack Obama
Honeymoon: Started in San Francisco, then spent a week driving thru' Napa Valley, Big Sur and Carmel.
Daughters: Malia and Sasha
Pets (First Dog) : Bo
Bo (Portuguese Water Dog — a gift from Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts). Malia and Sasha named it Bo; their cousins have a cat name Bo and First Lady Michelle's father was nicknamed Diddley (after Bo Diddley).


Michelle Trivia
Favorite Food: French Fries and Pie!
Likes: Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Comfort Foods, Artichokes, Pulled Pork, Beets, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Fran's Chocolates
Fashion: J. Crew
Designers: Jason Wu, Isabel Toledo, Azzedine Alaia, Narciso Rodriguez,
Maria Pinto...

Languages: Fluent in French
Favorite TV Show:
Mary Tyler Moore Show (watched while growing up in Chicago)
Favorite Entertainer: Stevie Wonder
Dislikes: Treadmill
Likes:
Exercising — Weights, Jump Rope and Kick-Boxing. Gotta keep her great arms in shape!

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First Family Secret Service
Code Names
President Barack Obama: Renegade
First Lady Michelle Obama: Renaissance

Malia: Radiance
Sasha: Rosebud

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"A Touch of Ireland"
White House Fountains
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the water in the fountains of the North and South Lawns of the White House were dyed green. Michelle Obama started this tradition on March 17, 2009.

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"Organic" Herbs & Vegetable Garden
at the White House

On March 20, 2009, Michelle Obama broke ground on the South Lawn at the White House to plant a kitchen garden — the first at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden in World War II. The garden will provide organic herbs and vegetables for family meals and formal dinners.

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First Dance as First Couple
at Inaugural Neighborhood Ball

Following the Inaugural Parade, the Obama's attended 10 official Inaugural Balls. Their first stop was the Neighborhood Ball where they danced the traditional "first dance as the first couple" to the Etta James classic "At Last" sung by Beyoncé.

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1st Intl Trip as First Lady
March 31-April 5, 2009

President Obama and First Lady Michelle made their first international trip together, visiting the United Kingdom (G-20 Summit in London), France and Germany (60th Anniversary of NATO Summit), and the Czech Republic. The British Press dubbed Michelle as "Mighty Michelle."

Fashionista Icon
— London Outfits

Michelle Obama has an amazing sense of style — it's no wonder that she's being compared to Jackie Kennedy.

Stepping off the plane in London, Michelle wore a bright yellow Jason Wu dress (one of her favorite designers) with black evening coat and her favorite Azzedine Alaia belt — Barrack Obama refers to it as her "Star Trek" belt!

The next morning, for her Downing Street visit, Michelle wore a sparkly beaded cardigan and pale dotted-green pencil skirt from J. Crew (one of her favorite stores) — and yes, the sweater sold out!

Later in the day, Michelle arrived at Buckingham Palace in a stunning black calf-length opera coat by Jason Wu. At tea with the Queen, she wore a chic black-and-white Isabel Toledo dress (yes, her arms were covered) with a cropped black cardigan (by Azzedine Alaia).

That evening at the Downing Street dinner, Michelle looked fabulous — and yes, she went sleeveless, showing off her world-famous toned arms. She removed her cardigan from earlier in the day to reveal her elegant black-and-white dress. She was a BIG HIT! Dinner at No. 10 Downing Street was catered by famous TV chef Jamie Oliver (known as the Naked Chef).

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The Queen of England
- Tea at Buckingham Palace

Two Most Famous Couples
in the World!
Barack and Michelle met with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace in April 2009. The two most famous couples in the world had afternoon tea together and exchanged gifts.

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The Royal Hug— Seen & Heard Around the World!
During the Reception at Buckingham Palace, the Queen placed her hand at Michelle's back — and Michelle reciprocated. Because Royal Etiquette dictates that NO ONE touches the Queen, this unprecedented behavior caused a sensation around the world!

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Obama's Gifts to the Queen
The Obamas gave the Queen an i-Pod filled with her favorite show tunes and video footage and photographs of her 2007 trip to the U.S.

They also presented her with a rare autographed songbook by Rodgers & Hammerstein. One of the Queen’s favorite musicals is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "Oklahoma."

The Queen gave the Obamas a silver-framed photograph of herself and Prince Philip.

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Michelle's Inaugural Ball Gown and Jewels
Michelle's beautiful Inaugural ball gown was designed by Jason Wu, an American fashion designer. The one-shouldered white full-length silk chiffon gown has crepe lining and organza fabric petals, and is embellished with Swarovski crystals.

Jewels adorning the First Lady were designed by Loree Rodkin — white gold and triple rose-cut diamond earrings with diamond drops (60 carats), white gold diamond bangles and a white gold and black rhodium rose-cut diamond signet ring (with a 10-carat center stone). That's some bling!

Gown & Jewels on Display at the Smithsonian
" First Ladies of the Smithsonian" Exhibit

Following tradition, the Inaugural ball gown (and all the Rodkin pieces that Michelle wore) will be donated to the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian in Washington DC — to be included in the ongoing "First Ladies at the Smithsonian" exhibit.


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