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Michelle Obama Covers Glamour's Women of The Year Issue

Michelle Obama Covers Glamour's Women of The Year Issue

Michelle Obama gets glitzy on the December cover of Glamour magazine, their “Women of the Year” issue.

The First Lady, 45, opened up about mentoring, role models and men:

On dating advice for women: “Cute’s good. But cute only lasts for so long, and then it’s, Who are you as a person? Don’t look at the bankbook or the title. Look at the heart. Look at the soul…. When you’re dating a man, you should always feel good…. You shouldn’t be in a relationship with somebody who doesn’t make you completely happy and make you feel whole.”

On keeping her sanity: “I have always tried to put my kids first, and then…put myself a really close second, as opposed to fifth or seventh. One thing that I’ve learned from male role models is that they don’t hesitate to invest in themselves.”

On her personal role models: “My mom, for sure. My dad. The teachers. For me, role-modeling was immediate, it was touchable…Children connect with who is in their lives, present and accounted for…That’s why we’re trying to encourage moms, teachers, fathers, to be that presence in their children’s lives, in their communities, because it really makes a difference.”

For more from Michelle Obama, check out Glamour, on newsstands November 10.

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  • paige

    Who is she trying to fool!? Of course his bankbook matters!!

    I’m not a gold digger, but I would have never dated a man who isn’t successful. PUHHLEASE.

    Women that don’t consider a man’s income are idiots! Or perhaps they enjoy living from paycheck to paycheck. ha!!

  • wendy

    Stunning cover, finally a woman who is stylish, beautiful AND intelligent!!!

    She rocks!

  • Joanne

    True on the dating advice. his good looks are just a plus to his awesome personality

  • Harry

    Wow, yet another kiss-ass article on the presidents family. And before you start pointing fingers I’d say the same thing if the media was all gushy on some other person in the white house.

  • Rita

    Re: bankbook, I wouldn’t date men for their money, but as long as he has a job, that’s fine. We shouldn’t have to deal and take care of men’s b.s either. Women should always be able to support themselves, to brace themselves for the worst of situations.

  • Liv

    Don’t get me wrong, Michelle Obama is brilliant but the cover is awkward-looking. It’s like she doesn’t know what to with her hands or something.

  • goodgirl

    Whether you like MO or not (I happen to like her), she’s a straight talker and has interesting opinions. I like her candid interviews and what she’s saying here is pretty good advice. Btw, the cover shot is fabulous! Red and silver.. gorgeous and so Christmassy.

  • Sunshine

    I agree you don’t just look at the bankbook, you do need to also look at the heart and soul of the person to be happy.

  • Sunshine

    I agree you don’t just look at the bankbook, you do need to also look at the heart and soul of the person to be happy.

  • Say it like it is

    good interview.

  • sillyme

    “Stunning cover, finally a woman who is stylish, beautiful AND intelligent!!!”

    I know! Before Michelle Obama came along, women just couldn’t be all three. In fact, I didn’t think it was even POSSIBLE for a woman to be stylish, beautiful AND intelligent. This must be the end of days. But, I’ll die happy because the world now has at least one woman who is stylish, beautiful AND intelligent.

    2012…are we there yet?

  • Cathey

    Now America this is one SMART woman. Thank God she is on our side!!! Mr. President you are one lucky man!!!

  • uummbph

    I just throw up.

  • Cindy

    Wow..no matter how hard it is tried…she looks ugly…

  • http://www.jdbrecords.blogspot.com jb

    She is the best.

  • http://kennowen.blogspot.com/ ganymede30324

    Hideous. She looks like a Christmas ornament at the Dollar Store. OTOH, it DOES lower the bar for both beauty and intellect for ordinary women, so “Thanks, Mrs. O!”

  • mEEEE

    I usually look forward to receiving my Glamour mag….this month will truly be an exception. As a born & bred Chicagoan, I have absolutely NO REASON to fawn over this woman.

  • male

    WHY SHOULD I LISTEN TO HER??

    SHE COULDNT BE LESS DEPENDENT
    SHES NOONE WITHOUT HER HUSBAND
    SHES THE TOTAL STEREOTYPE OF A WOMEN WHICH SHOULD NOT EXIST ANYMORE

  • male

    WHY SHOULD I LISTEN TO HER??

    SHE COULDNT BE LESS INDEPENDENT
    SHES NOONE WITHOUT HER HUSBAND
    SHES THE TOTAL STEREOTYPE OF A WOMEN WHICH SHOULD NOT EXIST ANYMORE

  • Kathleen

    I was just struck by how awesome this is. Our first lady is smart, caring, beautiful and of African American descent. I truly never thought I would live to see the day.

  • http://datemycutefriend.com Ashley

    Wow what an amazing woman! Americans are so proud!

  • watch

    What do you mean “she would not be anything without her husband”? This woman has several degrees….she can be anything that she wants to be without the president!! Stop hating on Michelle…she’s working it!!!

  • http://seriouslytoo.com happy girl

    class from head to toe and smarts too..harvard, lawyer, mom, first lady. awesome.

  • Jen

    not liking the cover so much but I like what she says in the interview

  • rhonda

    what a shocking surprise! Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize and fug wins woman of the year!

    has the Pope made them saints yet?

  • Ronda

    @Rita: I cosign your statement…true..true

  • Shiolo

    @Rhonda- Why do you hate MO so much – it is pathetic actually the way you can stinging with hateful comment. Are you Glenn Beck cousin LOL…. You must be one unhappy human being. I didn’t care much about the bushes but I have no hate for them and Laura waS equally glamorous and humble woman ans YES I’M BLACK!

  • Ronda

    I absolutely LOVE our Michelle Obama. She’s a class act all the way.

  • Shiolo

    @Rhonda- Why do you hate MO so much – it is pathetic actually the way you come stinging with hateful comment. Are you Glenn Beck cousin LOL…. You must be one unhappy human being. I didn’t care much about the bushes but I have no hate for them and Laura waS equally glamorous and humble woman ans YES I’M BLACK!

  • Lindley

    I am no longer buying Glamour.

  • karen3

    Why is she on sssssssssooooooo many magazines???? Enough already, stop posing and start working for the people you promised “change” to…..no other first lady was so overexposed, set boundaries nd pace yourself over the first term at least, overkill!

  • rhonda

    this is what happens in a banana republic!

  • a realist

    I just love our first lady. She is beautiful, intelligent, smart, and witty.

  • Riri

    A guy I know is from Sweden and he told me they all make fun of how ugly Michelle Obama is, and how the consider her the ugliest of all first ladies.

  • Linda

    She loioks nice not beautiful, nice..

  • MO

    Isn’t she overexposed? I am so tired of seeing her, even worse she’s not even attractive to look at. I swear if Instyle Mag puts her on their cover I will discontinue my subscription.
    Again, please put someone attractive okay? I don’t care if the cover girl is black, white or yellow but she has to be attractive!!!!!!

  • mailey

    Michelle Obama is so amazing.

  • BEV

    IF SOME OF YOU HAD 1/10TH OF THE SMARTS AND THE CLASS THAT THIS WOMEN HAS YOU WOULD BE GENUISES. YOU MAY NOT LIKE HER, YOU MAY THINK SHE IS UGLY, YOU MAY CALL HER AN APE, AND SO MANY OTHER NASTY NAMES(BY THE WAY I REALLY DON’T THINK SHE CARES). BUT YOU CAN’T HURT HER. SHE IS ALREADY A SUCESS STORY. SHE HAS SEVERAL DEGREES. SHE IS A FANTASTIC WIFE AND MOTHER. SHE DOES NOT HAVE TO DEPEND ON HER HUSBAND. SHE WAS A SUCESS BEFORE SHE EVEN MARRIED HIM. JUST REMEMBER BEAUTY FADES, IGNORANCE LASTS A LIFETIME.

  • Jane

    Good grief. That women is not only plain, but even with all the make up and “prettying” up she must have got for that shot, she still looks like Esther Anderson, Fred Sanford’s bible thumping harridan in the old series Sanford and Sons.

    If Michelle was walking really fast, and stopped suddenly, there would be a bunch of editors from Glamor with broken noses.

    And while were at it, why the heck does she need 21 personal assistants, paid for by my tax dollars?

  • http://dlisted.com lakers fan in boston

    she looks really good in the cover
    and her interview is what a lot of women should realize imo, but they dont
    usually think she looks bad but with slight photoshop she looks nice

  • Glenn

    @rhonda:

    You’re so obsessed with the Obama family.
    You need help.

  • Erik

    @Riri:

    Bull.
    I am Swedish and Obama family are the first time anyone in Sweden or Europe can respect America again. We also like the Clintons!

    You’re just an angry hateful racist. Grow up! You are not Swede.

  • pookie

    @Erik: If you like Obama and the Clintons so much then you can have them. Most Americans could care less whether you or anyone in Europe like us.

  • Vee

    @Riri. Maybe your ONE friend from Sweden thinks that. But, I’m from Sweden and everyone I know thinks she is the best looking 1st lady America has ever had. Along with that ishe is intelligent. A lot of racist Americans just can’t handle that such a beautiful, intelligent black woman holds such an elite and high office. Don’t let your hate make you a bitter, bitter, person.

  • Orchid

    44 Vee @ 10/30/2009 at 12:02 pm

    @Riri. Maybe your ONE friend from Sweden thinks that. But, I’m from Sweden and everyone I know thinks she is the best looking 1st lady America has ever had. Along with that ishe is intelligent. A lot of racist Americans just can’t handle that such a beautiful, intelligent black woman holds such an elite and high office. Don’t let your hate make you a bitter, bitter, person.
    ——-
    What high office?

  • voe

    Suddenly there are so many Swedish here.
    .
    Pray tell Vee, what high office does MO hold?

  • Orchid

    Voe, I don’t think Vee will answer our question. She must be a bit embarrassed.

    Vee, if you’re reading this, MO is BO’s wife. That’s why she and her clothes are talked about. There’s no other reason.

  • http://www.sewerin.com Jon conner

    she’s so awesome but she has the wrong man. shit happens xD

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