U.S.A First Lady, Michelle Obama advises college students as she covers‘ Seventeen Magazine

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama just schooled us on how to slay the cover of a teen magazine. The 52-year-old FLOTUS rocked the cover of Seventeen magazine with Gemma Busoni and Zaniya Lewis, the two winners of the publication’s essay contest that asked readers to detail the obstacles they are overcoming to find their way into their dream college or university. Michelle revealed that she never thought she would be First Lady, noting that when she was growing up, the notion that there would be an African-American president wasn’t even on the horizon.
Long before she was in the White House, Michelle was just like any other student trying to get into his
or her dream school. She recalled that when she was in high school there were some counselors who told her she ‘reaching a little high’ when she applied to Princeton, leaving her with a moment of self-doubt.

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Michelle said she ultimately decided to ignore their opinions, and use ‘those doubting voices as
motivation’. After graduating from Princeton, she went on to attend Harvard Law School, which is also where President Barack Obama received his law degree. With her own 17-year-old daughter Malia expected to head off to college for the first time this fall, Michelle was more than happy to share her words of wisdom for the magazine’s readers, but she insisted it is all about finding the right place for them.

‘The one thing I’ve been telling my daughters is that I don’t want them to choose a name,’ she revealed. ‘I don’t want them to think, “Oh I should go to these top schools.” ‘We live in a country where there are thousands of amazing universities. So, the question is: What’s going to work for you?’

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When asked what her plans are after she leaves the white house later this year, she said:

‘What am I going to do when I leave here? How do I want to impact the world? I’ve gotten  used to the fact that I don’t have to know,’ she explained. ‘I’m always going to be discovering new parts of myself, and you’ll find that you will be too.’

Michelle Obama is definitely one First lady who will remain in the hearts of many even after the White
house.

Culled from Davina Diaries.

Written by Joshua Abigail

Joshua Abigail popularly known as ABG is an associate writer with Eventnews Africa.

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