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First lady Michelle Obama In an interview with Oprah Winfrey as seen on CBS.

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Check out these ten reasons why we’ll always be thankful for the flyest FLOTUS ever, Michelle Obama.

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1. Amazing Speeches

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Michelle always knows the right things to say to leave a crowd feeling hopeful and inspired. Her speeches over the past 8 years have been so remarkable, some are calling for her to run for president in the year 2020.

2. Flawless Fashions

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For the first time in the country’s history, the First Lady embodied as much fashion sense as she did class. Jackie O was fashionable (in a prim & proper way), but Michelle Obama’s glam was so amazing that it’s been deemed “The Obama Effect.”

3. Dynamic Health Initiatives

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Instead of focusing her energy on attempting to resolve the same issues that every person in office does, Michelle decided to focus on the health of the country’s youth. Her Let’s Move initiative aimed to reduce childhood obesity and encourage a healthy lifestyle in children. She even teamed up with Beyonce for the dance-worthy campaign!

4. Her Cool Friends

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What other FLOTUS do you know who has friendships with some of the biggest/dopest stars of our time? From Beyonce to Kerry Washington to Missy Elliott, Michelle Obama’s hotline is always blinging with A-list friends.

5. Tons Of Black Girl Magic

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Michelle Obama’s unapologetic Blackness is one of her most memorable and admirable qualities. She’s never been shy about embracing her Black girl magic and letting it shine for the world to see.

6. Magazine Covers


It’s one thing to slay looks at every public event she attends. But Mrs. O also has been known to kill it when it comes to gracing magazine covers. She has blessed the covers of Vogue, ESSENCE magazine, TIME and more during her time at the White House.

7. Supporting Barack

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They say behind every great man is a great woman; but for Michelle, she’s always standing right next to husband Barack, supporting him through thick and thin. That’s love.

8. Mom Goals

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Raising two teenage girls in the public eye has to be one of the most challenging things in the world, but Michelle Obama makes it look effortless. Malia will attend Harvard next fall and Sasha is set to finish high school in D.C.

9. Memorable TV Appearances

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From Jimmy Fallon to Sesame Street, FLOTUS’s TV appearances over her two terms in the White House are all iconic, hilarious and unprecedented.