- Birthday17th Jan, 64
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusMarried
- One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.
- You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
- We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square.
- We learned about gratitude and humility - that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean... and we were taught to value everyone's contribution and treat everyone with respect.
- Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.
Did you know?
- She is the first African-American First Lady of the United States.
- She has become a fashion icon and role model for women, and an advocate for poverty awareness, nutrition, and healthy eating.
- She was listed as one of Time Magazines 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2013.
- She graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Sociology, and went on to earn a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
- She she served as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago in 1996.
Family & relationships
US First Lady Michelle Obama spent 12 days vacationing in her husband’s native place Hawaii in December 2008 shortly before President Obama’s inauguration ceremony. She was accompanied by her husband, two daughters and longtime family friend Bobby Titcomb. The family spent their Christmas and New Year holidays by spending quality time with each other on the beach side. There was also a somber visit to the seaside memorial of Obama’s late maternal grandmother.
Location: The American island state of Hawaii is situated in the central Pacific Ocean.
Accommodation: Rich tourists have the option of choosing from over two dozen luxury hotels in Hawaii to enjoy a luxurious stay. Five star accommodations of the class of “The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua”, “The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort”, “Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas” and the “Aston Waikiki Beach Tower” can charge up to $1,250 for a room on a per day basis during the holiday season.
Main Attractions: Hawaii is home to world class beaches of the likes of Honolulu, Kauai, Maui and Waikiki. All of them guarantee a great time for tourists and offer a rich experience in the form of popular aquatic sports like scuba diving and snorkeling, sunbathing and superb seafood. Embarking on a boat cruise is a great way to take in the majestic sights of the entire island chain. The chance to watch aquatic mammals like whales and dolphins in their natural environment is possible if a visitor ventures out into the Pacific Ocean.
Enjoying vacations with partner
Moving ahead for Hawaii resort
Vacations with friends
Acadia National Park
Michelle Obama spent about two days vacationing in Acadia National Park along with her husband and two daughters. The First Family visited the place in July 2010 and utilized their time off during the weekend by hitting the Cadillac Mountain trail.
Location: Acadia National Park is situated very close to the small town of Bar Harbor in the American state of Maine and overlooks the Atlantic coastline.
Accommodation: There are close to a dozen luxury hotels available within a 100km radius of the Acadia National Park. Luxury accommodations like the “Glenmoor By The Sea”, “Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center”, “Camden Maine Stay Inn” and “Samoset Resort on the Ocean” can charge up to $500 for a room on a per night basis during the peak tourist season.
Main Attractions: The 1,530 feet high Cadillac Mountain is the biggest draw of the National Park due to its status as the tallest mountain in the East Coast of the US and is a favorite with avid mountaineers who prefer to embark on trekking expeditions there. The mountain offers fantastic views of local landmarks like the nearby Bar Harbor town, Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands. The Islesford Historical Museum situated on Little Cranberry Island showcases the interesting history of the Cranberry Isles and displays local artifacts like dolls, toys, ship models and tools. The Sieur de Monts Spring Area offers the chance to see the Wild Gardens of Acadia and Abbe Museum. The Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse offers fantastic views of the coastline.
Be the Change
Michelle has heavily campaigned for this charity. It is a non-profit organization dedicated in creating several national issue based campaigns. It helps in organizing coalitions consisting of policy makers, academics and citizens. Their grassroots approach helps in offering practical solutions to increase the opportunity and economic mobility in America.
Entertainment Industry Foundation
Mrs. Obama has raised a lot of money for this NGO. It is a leading charitable organization helping to harvest the combined clout of the entertainment industry. Their main aim is to champion worthy causes like raising awareness and collecting funds for critical social and health issues in order to leave a positive impact throughout the nation.
Healthy Child Healthy World
The US first lady supports this charity by actively involving herself in this social cause. The goal of the NGO is to encourage the public to safeguard their children from harmful toxic diseases found in schools, homes, communities and collectively engaging for a safer world.
Michelle Obama wearing Michael Kors on Election Night in 2012 campaign.
J Crew Everly Suede Pumps
Michelle donned her designer pumps at the Democratic Party National Convention on September in North Carolina. The made in Italy shoes boasts of genuine suede leather with lining and sole. It has a pointed toe which can add a sophisticated look to any ensemble. The $245 shoes are available in several colors.
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Spot & Stripe Knit Top
Michelle attended a prestigious event wearing the $255 knitted top at the Naval Observatory on May 2012 in Washington D.C. The fabric features a blend of cotton and wool with a square cut neckline pattern at the front and back portion. The striped half-sleeves, polka dot design to the main body with a red ribbed hemline provides a stylish look to the wearer.
Marchesa Resort 2012 Blue Gown
Mrs. Obama looked elegant donning the teal blue gown at the State Dinner in the White House. The designer gown features a draped and pleated off-shoulder front portion. It has a flowing train attached to the gown giving a glamorous look to the wearer.
Junya Watanabe Comme Des Garcons Patchwork Cardigan
The US First Lady appeared in the knitted asymmetric cardigan at a high-profile event. The cardigan features V-neckline pattern, front buttons and seam detailing at the center. It is available in a select range of colors.
American designer waist dress
Michelle Obama donned the beautiful sleevless waist dress designed by American Designer at Barack's State of the Union speech in 2013.