Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama! Some Of The Surprising Facts About Her

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“Who says they know much about the United States of America’s first lady?” 

Michelle Obama, originally named as Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was born on January 17, 1964 (a Capricorn) in Chicago, Illinois. She stands 1.8 meters, and she’s the first African-American First Lady of the United States (of course, to Barack Obama). Her parents are Marian Robinson, who worked as a secretary in Spiegel’s, and Fraser Robinson, a Democratic precinct captain and an operator for city-pump. Her older brother’s name is Craig, and they were 21 months apart in age. Growing up, they were mistakenly noticed as twins.

Our First Lady graduated cum laude in 1985, under the B.A. Sociology program at Princeton University. After 3 years (1988), she was awarded the Juris Doctor degree at Harvard University. She worked in a law firm that focuses on Intellectual Property Rights and marketing.

Her love affair with Barack didn’t work initially, but due to fate and some relevant events, their love went deeper.

We’ve known so much about Michelle, especially about her personal life, career, relationship, advocacies and the likes. We can’t blame her personality and the status of her life as a public figure. But, there are still some details that were not put into the light yet–wow she still keeps a private life. This time, we’ll make them surface for your convenience, additional trivial information, and to consume less of your time.

It’s a bit confusing though, we’re like taking all the privacy away from the first lady.

Fact #1: Michelle’s undergraduate dissertation is entitled “Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community.”

Fact #1: Michelle's undergraduate dissertation is entitled

Pretty interesting. You could actually find her work is you have much time. Time to Google them, boy!

Fact #2: “Renaissance” is her secret service code name.

Fact #2:

New age? Bring that on!

Fact #3: Michelle and Barack’s first dance at their wedding was with the song “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole.

Fact #3: Michelle and Barack's first dance at their wedding was with the song

“Unforgettable, that’s what you are. Unforgettable, tho’ near or far.

Fact #4: She’s the tallest First Lady in the US.

Fact #4: She's the tallest First Lady in the US.

Actually, it’s a tie between the former US First lady Eleanor Roosevelt. That’s 5″11. Woah.

Fact #5: Michelle served as the associate dean at the University of Chicago.

Fact #5: Michelle served as the associate dean at the University of Chicago.

In 1996, she was specifically appointed as the Associate Dean for Student Services, and she was the first one appointed since the time the university institutionalized such.

Fact #6: Michelle rejected Barack for a date way back, until she saw him played with Craig.

Fact #6: Michelle rejected Barack for a date way back, until she saw him played with Craig.

Barack met Michelle in a law firm where he was accepted as an intern, and she was his adviser. Back then, Barack showed much interest to Michelle, to the point that he asked her for a date. Since their setup went awkward, Michelle refuses Barack’s offers. Due to so much insisting from Barack’s end, Michelle made a deal where she asked Barack to play basketball to her brother Craig Robinson. Apparently, Barack has the ‘moves’ she looks for a man.

Fact# 7: She’s a Stevie Wonder fan!

Fact# 7: She's a Stevie Wonder fan!

Even if one time, she lost her poise and balance while carrying him on stage. Ouch!

Fact #8: She promised her husband to quit smoking once he became the president.

Fact #8: She promised her husband to quit smoking once he became the president.

…and it happened! Look at her now. Consider looking at her habit on your next observation.

Fact #9: She makes Barack do the dishes!

Fact #9: She makes Barack do the dishes!

Amidst the amount of workload the US president has for his term, Michelle still has the guts to push for this responsibility. Is it because Michelle is more superior? Or is Barack that meticulous in cleaning such stuff?

Fact #10: They are fine with Personal Display of Affection (PDA).

Fact #10: They are fine with Personal Display of Affection (PDA).

Their so proud of themselves, too romantic indeed!

No wonder, she still manages to maintain a stereotypically-socially-acceptable figure. Congratulations, First lady!

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