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Michelle Obama Covers 'Vogue' April 2013

Michelle Obama Covers 'Vogue' April 2013

Michelle Obama graces the cover of Vogue‘s April 2013 issue, on newsstands March 26.

Here is what the 49-year-old First Lady of the United States, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the shoot, had to share with the mag:

On the importance of family: “Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole. You know, we have small kids; they’re growing every day. But I think we were both pretty straightforward when we said, Our No. 1 priority is making sure that our family is whole.”

On her mother Marian: “My mother doesn’t do interviews but let me tell you: She is not long on pretense. She’s the first one to remind us who we are. And it’s been very helpful having her living with us. . . We can check reality against her sensibilities.”

On what she’s learned from her husband, President Barack Obama: “Well, patience and calm I’m borrowing. Or trying to mirror. I’ve learned that from my husband, that sort of, you know, ability to not get too high or too low with changes and bumps in the road. . . to do more breathing in and just going with it. I’m learning that every day. And to the extent that I’ve made changes in my life, it’s just sort of stepping back and seeing a change not as something to guard against but as a wonderful addition. . . that can make life fun and unexpected.”

For more from Michelle, make sure to visit Vogue.com!

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Photos: Annie Leibovitz/Vogue
Posted to: Barack Obama, Magazine, Michelle Obama

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  • bananafritters

    Photoshop much?!

  • Jackie R. Rojas

    what Jack implied I’m surprised that people able to earn $7426 in a few weeks on the computer. have you read this web link… http://www.snag4.ℂom

  • Ana

    She looks stunning in that black gown. Just stunning!

  • Rocky

    @Ana:

    ITAWU! She rocked that gown! As my friend in the fashion business likes to say, “Work it Girl!”. Michelle worked it!

  • Lona

    Looks amazing :)

  • hiillz

    bow to our Queen

  • http://o mel

    actually prefer her to barack – if she wanted to run i’d vote for her!!

  • JMC

    She comes across more collected, decisive and authoratative than he does. I think she’d make an excellent President.

  • guest

    Wow. Gorgeous photos. Captured her beauty inside & out.. love the picture with her in a black dress against the red walls… elegant. Good woman, trying to do the right things. Awesome.

  • Liza

    She is ugly black woman who no one with ever look at her if she wasn’t married to the president

  • Dd

    Wow lots of inches were shaven off her waist n hips lol talk about hypocrisy

  • tyrone

    my always half drunk trash collector would make a better president than either of these worthless posers

  • Who is That?

    A+ photoshop makeover on the face. Hardly recognizable.

  • Carole

    I would vote for your drunk trash collector over these 2.

  • realist

    Our gorgeous First Lady Michelle. Love her.

  • Casey

    Looks as if they morphed photos of Michelle Obama and Tyra Banks.

  • Reba

    Smart and stunning! Best First Lady since Eleanor Roosevelt!

  • lol

    but Eleanor Roosevelt was much hotter!

  • happy times

    First Lady Michelle Obama is a gorgeous woman. Her husband President Barack Obama is a very handsome man. They make a beautiful couple and their relationship and family is one to be inspired by. President Obama is a good man and leader of this country.

    It’s sad that the haters of these two must hate. Not use to seeing anyone different in their “White House.” Well get over it because thankfully these two have changed the outcome and outlook what the norm is expected to be! He will our president for the next 4 years! DEAL WITH IT!

  • skyfall

    I wish she wore her hair natural.

  • a

    @happy times: not everyone here is american, sparky

  • Helen

    What Jackie has and she will never have is class

  • Sam

    @Helen: Jackie HAD. Jackie HAD class.

  • Sam

    Their No. 1 Priority as the First Family to help America grow. They’re not a normal family and she should stop pretending they are.

  • KC

    I don’t dislike them but I’m not inspired by them either.

  • Lindsay

    Meh. Magazine covers, late night shows, talk shows,… What’s next? Keepin up with the Obamas?

  • Toni

    Clearly she’s gorgeous.

    But I think she also seems so collected and clever, and that makes me love her.

  • elizabeth taylor

    Are they movie stars or president and first lady? I have never seen our presidents appear on people and and talk shows.. they are not hollywood stars.They are a discrace to this country.

  • PJP

    I am a 60 year old and I must say that I find President and Mrs. Obama quite a refreshing change from previous presidents and their families (and I have seen a few!). They have put themselves out there for the pubic to see, and I for one really enjoy and respect that. It shows all the world that they are human too – HOW REFRESHING!!! Do people honestly think that President Obama would be able to turn the economy around in four years??? I don’t think it can be done in another four years. We as a country have far to go and I think accepting responsibility from both parties is a MUST! I will continue to support my President and his family, because just like me, they are human and that is AWESOME!

  • tom

    I’m glad we are taking care of the important issues and not wasting tax payers dollars on vogue shoots!

  • tom

    @happy times:

    and in just four more years we can start the recovery of the massive underhaul of this country!

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