President Barack Obama gushed about his wife Michelle in a new interview. He hoped that his appreciation for his wife’s “curves” helps his teenage daughters. POTUS was speaking with ballet dancer Misty Copeland for an interview with Time magazine in February.
Obama discussed gender issues and social pressures in the interview. He also spoke on body image. “The fact that they’ve got a tall, gorgeous mom who has some curves, and that their father appreciates, I think is helpful,” Obama said of kids Malia, 17, and Sasha, 14.
The 54-year-old said that as a dad of two daughters he notices more. Obama added when he was a kid, he did not realize the huge pressure that young women have to look a certain way. He said apart from his wife Michelle, celebrities like Beyoncé are also important positive role models for young girls.
Obama said these days younger generation get to see a little bit more of beauty, which is much broader than it was when he was a kid. Talking about Malia, Obama said his older daughter is very opinionated about black girl’s hair — the fact that it costs a lot, it takes a long time, that sometimes girls can be just as tough on each other about how they are supposed to look.
Meanwhile, in another related development Michelle stunned in a black dress at the White House Student Workshop on Monday. Both FLOTUS and POTUS watched a portion of the Broadway hit musical “Hamilton.” Michelle’s dress featured short sleeves, turtle neck and had a flared skirt.
The 51-year-old looked flawless with smoky eyes and glossy lips. Her dark locks were blow-dried and kept in side part. She accessorized with matching drop earrings and ring.
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