17 Interesting Things To Know About Former U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama


Michelle Obama is a lovable woman who has impacted so many lives with her kind gestures and motivational speeches.

Furthermore, she is respected all over the world, but not just as the wife of the former President of the U.S., but as a woman who inspires people and societies wherever she goes.

Her birthday is on the 17th of January, and we celebrate her immensely.

Here are 20 interesting facts to know about Michelle Obama:

1. She was born Michelle LaVaughn Robinson on January 17, 1974.

2. She studied Sociology and African-American studies at Princeton University.

3. The deaths of her father and friend to different illnesses inspired her to influence the world.

4. Michelle met Barack Obama at their law firm, Sidley Austin LLP

5. Michelle Obama was raised United Methodist and joined the Trinity United Church of Christ.

6. She married Barack Obama in 1992, and they have two children- Malia and Sasha.  

7. She has a law license, but doesn’t need it for work due to her status.

8. She was the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago in 1996.

9. Michelle participated fully in her husband’s Presidential campaign throughout 2007 and 2008.

10. During her reign as First Lady of the U.S., she was a volunteer, women’s rights advocate and public service worker.

11. She loves children so much, she goes to schools to participate in their programmes.

12. In May 2006, Essence listed her among “25 of the World’s Most Inspiring WOmen”.

13. Michelle Obama has been a part of popular culture ever since she revealed her love for the social life.

14. In 2013, she invited local school children to the White House for her speech on marketing healthier foods to children.

15. She featured in Nickelodeon’s iCarly as a special guest on the episode ‘iMeet First Lady’.

16. Michelle Obama has been on the cover for several magazines including Vogue, Good Housekeeping among others.

17. In 2018, Michelle Obama released a book titled Becoming which is her autobiography.

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