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Michelle Obama: Official White House Portrait

Michelle Obama: Official White House Portrait

Check out the official portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama (in Michael Kors) taken in the Blue Room of The White House in Washington in this February 2009 photo released by The White House.

Other pictures include Michelle in a emerald green Kai Milla silk chiffon dress making opening remarks as she and President Barack Obama host an evening of celebration in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday (February 25) in Washington, DC. The couple hosted the event in honor of musician Stevie Wonder‘s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

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Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP; Photos: Joynce N. Boghosian/The White House, Ron Sachs/Getty
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  • Dirty

    she’s stunning woman!

  • sweetie

    beautiful :-)

  • ashley

    Go on Michelle and show those arms. She has amazing arms and I don’t get why people are making such a big deal over her always going sleeveless.

  • lucy and Ethel


  • Betty B


  • hannah

    She is gorgeous!

  • angiefan

    She is stunning!

  • Janelle

    Wow…she looks absolutley gorgeous in that picture. Go on girl!

  • You/Me

    Michelle is one classy lady :-)
    She is beautiful and I love the pic of her in the black dress. I wonder if that is the one that will hang on the wall with the other First Ladies?

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  • boogie

    really nice!

    looks like she lost a little weight too.

  • Joanne

    STUNNING, she looks amazing.

  • wow

    Gorgeous! Stunning! Just love her!

  • releka

    My girl!!!!

  • Gasol_fan16


  • Maria


  • slambang

    Beautiful, classy and intelligent. Everything a First Lady should be!

  • Blah girls

    We have such a fierce first lady!

  • blove

    she looks beautiful! what a nice elegant picture of her, hope this one makes the wall @ the white house

  • PardyHardy

    That’s a terrible photo. She looks taken completely off-guard.

  • postwatcher

    The sleeveless dress is inappropriate.

  • sillyme

    She’s what I guess would be called a “handsome” woman. Nice body, but the face…kind of manly. I don’t think we’ve had a really pretty first lady, though, since Jackie Kennedy.

  • sillyme

    P.S. If that’s the real “official” picture, I wonder if we’ll hear complaints from African Americans that they lightened her skin, like they complained when the tabloids did it. Because, she’s several shades darker than that picture.

  • maria

    she looks great very classy :D

  • Dee

    She looks lovely in me official shot and I really like that green dress. Her arms are tempting me to stop being lazy and get to the gym

  • becca

    that green dress is AMAZING!!! and the hair too… she looks like she’s about to start singing jazz standards!

    I love it!

  • s

    Why is she on a celebrity website? She looks great, especially in the green dress. I hate her eyebrows though!

  • thats_right

    She is soooooooo gorgeous no other first lady ever looked like this yes even Jackie, Michelle is dead gorgeous I’m so glad we have a beautiful, smart, independent woman as Michelle Obama :)

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    sillyme @ 02/27/2009 at 12:55 pm

    You uneducated fool. I have met Michelle Obama in person and that is her shade. You are starting something huh? Do you not realize if you put 100 black people in one room, you literally will have 100 different shades? Black people’s color is that diverse. My brother’s wife is Black and literally her family is made up of a myriad of shades. So go get a life and only wish you were as extraordinary as this Princeton and Harvard educated woman who has done more in her life than your family has probably done in generations, you fool.

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    She looks stunning! Michelle we love ya! FIrst Lady with the best arms for sure!

  • Janey

    Yes, her arm muscles look like she works out.

    People ask why she’s wearing sleeveless dresses because it’s the middle of winter and freezing out! I’d be very cold wearing the outfits she wears.

    I love her anyway though. A refreshing change. I love her husband’s new budget better: Yes he can!

  • groundcontrol

    She looks great in the green dress. I also like her hair in those photos. A little different from her usual straight comb out and it softens her face. Very pretty. And perfect for the occasion.

    But that official portrait is anything but “classy.” In fact, it’s awful and I’ll bet anything it gets changed for something more suitable to the White House. Her stance with the hip jutting out is completely unprofessional and almost disrespectful. That eye make-up is too Hollywood and, in addition, that dress is inappropriate for an official portrait.

  • Dee

    I laugh at the thought of her wearing sleeveless being a big deal when Jackie Kennedy wore sleeveless all the time, she even wore tis to her husbands State of the Union address in January of ’63, if it wasn’t a big deal over 45 yrs ago why are some harping on it in 2009

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    groundcontrol @ 02/27/2009 at 1:22 pm

    You’re so OLD SCHOOL. What do you want a Chanel suit with a Queen Elizabeth purse and white gloves? People said the same about Princess Diana when she dismissed the dowdy English look for something more current. Same with Michelle. She has a fresh and new style. Why can’t a woman have a non-sleeve dress and still be official? Whose rules are those? Reminds me of the old days when a woman showing her knees was considered scandalous. Get with the times. We women can do what we like and still be classy and professional! Michelle looks great!

  • sandie

    I like the pictures, her arms look amazing!

  • @

    There is nothing classy about this woman.She is not hawt.

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    @ @ 02/27/2009 at 1:29 pm

    Getting in Princeton and performing there with honors. Going to Harvard Law School and being a powerhouse career woman who will go down in history for 100′s of years to come entitles you to not have to be “hawt”. Her brilliance is all she needs. Sexist you are. And btw, she looks fabulous! You only wish you could accomplish half of what she has.

  • n.o.l.a

    She looks beautiful. It’s nice to have a contemporary person in the white house instead of the old farts. She brings a breath of fresh air and lightness to the White House. Beautiful.

  • mary

    to ground control

    sorry but many disagree with you; and i’m one of the them. our first lady looks beautiful. there is nothing wrong withwhat she has chosen to wear. this is 2009; not 1950
    to groundcontrol

    But that official portrait is anything but “classy.” In fact, it’s awful and I’ll bet anything it gets changed for something more suitable to the White House. Her stance with the hip jutting out is completely unprofessional and almost disrespectful. That eye make-up is too Hollywood and, in addition, that dress is inappropriate for an official portrait.
    sorry, but the potrait is wonderful the way it is. this is the united states not great britain. we do not insist that our first lady sit/stand stiffly with bearly a hint of a smile like they do in the uk. we want our first lady to look human. her stance with hip jutting disprectful to whom? not to me!! as for the make up ; michelle oamba is a modern woman; deal with it. as i said before this is 2009 not 1950. as for the dress what would have her wear; a shroud??

  • Jen1

    A really lovely photo. Go Michelle!

  • dion

    No way she is pretty. Its just delusions of the liberals and the brainwashed ones with all this love affair towards the Obama.
    Its bound to backfire with all this Lincoln Messiah worshipping of Obama. Look at God’s wrath on bankrupt Calif.home of Hollywood and next is NY or that man today arrested for trying to kill Obama and his staff.



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    dion @ 02/27/2009 at 1:42 pm

    You better be careful. One report of your post to the Police or FBI and you will be investigated. They are not playing around with people applauding negative things against the Pres. I love how we are a month into his Presidency but al the ills of the country are his fault. Did you forget the brain dead moron who was President for 8 years who caused all this mess? Give it up. That is why even the most Conservative people in Indiana voted for Obama. Your post will be flagged to Jared. You better be careful. I am serious.


    Man she sure can pull off anything she puts on.
    A very classy First Lady.

    just gorgeous!

  • whatever

    OK people, some of you are going way overboard with the compliments of how stunning she is. First of all, I think she is a very well educated and intelligent woman, but as far as her look goes, I think she’s an OK looking lady, she has a very manly figure and an a not so pretty face. she knows how to dress but GORGEOUS??? come on people!!! Just because she’s the first lady, you don’t have to go and suck up to her!!!

    I think she should be more careful with low cuts dresses or tops because no matter what, you are the first lady, I don’t think it’s appropriate to show your cleavage. You can wear clothes that are more covered yet still classy and sexy.

    Just an opinion.

  • KVB

    Our 21st Century First Lady is intelligent and beautiful not to mention her illustrious husband who is our handsome, intelligent, dignified, honorable, and grace-filled 44th President of the United States Barack Obama. President Obama “authentically” loves America and her people!!!!

  • postwatcher

    BTW, Jackie was 31 years old when she was in the white house.

    If Ivanka Trump was first lady that would be a more appropriate analogy to Jackie then Michelle Obama.

  • boogie

    #41 Dion

    shame on you! Being “pretty” on the outside is not important! From what I have seen and heard about Michelle is she is gracious and has a lot of heart not to mention…very educated which is very helpful.

    I have high hopes for the Obama admin. The US was pretty much nearly destroyed thanks to Bush. Bush left a horrific mess for Obama to clean up!

  • boogie

    Ivanka Trump….??? LOL….I nearly fell out of my chair!

    Ivanka Trump as First Lady? OMG!

  • Deb

    Great Photo! She is stunning and has class!!!