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Michelle Obama: I View Myself as 'The Average Woman'

Michelle Obama: I View Myself as 'The Average Woman'

Michelle Obama takes the cover of Variety magazine’s latest issue.

Here’s what the 52-year-old First Lady had to share with the mag:

On doing Carpool Karaoke: “First of all, I was riding in a car with someone else, without the Secret Service. So right there, [I was like], ‘Let’s keep driving!’ I think we drove around the South Lawn about 100 times.”

On being involved in pop culture: “What I have never been afraid of is to be a little silly, and you can engage people that way. My view is, first you get them to laugh, then you get them to listen. So I’m always game for a good joke, and I’m not so formal in this role that there’s very little that we can’t do that people won’t appreciate.”

On being the First Lady: “I view myself as being the average woman. While I am first lady, I wasn’t first lady my whole life. I’m a product of pop culture. I’m a consumer of pop culture, and I know what resonates with people. I know what they’ll get a chuckle out of and what they think is kind of silly. And whenever my team approaches me with ideas and concepts, we’re usually like, ‘Is this really funny? Are people going to understand it?’”

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Credit: Art Streiber from the East Wing Reception Room
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  • Roscoe

    I’m sure Bruce feels the same way.

  • Adriennejsmith2

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  • Dee

    I love her. She has never done anything wrong and anyone who hates on her is just hateful in general. She is a great example for not only little black girls, but all young girls. <3

  • Loather

    Because you are an average woman.
    You are not the president, you are just the president’s wife, just like “Melania Trump” average woman will be, if old Donnie boy will elected. Every average woman can give charity dinners and give money to charity from the money of tax payers.

  • Marie

    I love her and I am not an American! Michele Obama is the embodiment of class, compassion, brains and humor! Quite the mix! There should be more women like her in positions of power throughout the World!

  • Dee

    can average woman grow up in Chicago and make it to Princeton and graduate cum laude, go on to graduate from Harvard law school, work at Harvard legal aid bureau and become the first lady? dont compare her to mail order bride melania. she is more qualified to be president than trump if u ask me. she is not “just” the president’s wife. you are just stupid.

  • Sprite

    Love and Devotion wise, insurance & baby doesn’t have to have any says the Surgeon General, only wants to keep the essence alive too long anyoldhow.

  • Loather

    She is STILL and JUST and ONLY the president’s wife, NO MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She did NOTHING , she has NO real power and NOT she will push the red button!!! You are pathetic and moron (real american with the “great american education system”) if you don’t realize it.

  • Dee

    u are the moron if you think i was comparing her to being president. I said dont compare her to prostitute melania. rage all you want, she is on a different level and has earned her respect even excluding being first lady. you want your daughter to be like melania or like michelle and earn her respect or be a centerfold/ mail order bride?

  • Loather

    Of course a not-prostitute woman is more than a prostitute, and nobody wants prostitutes in family but Michelle won’t be more valuable just because not a prostitute! She is still in the role of decoration. Role of bank director is NOT the role of the wife of bank director.

    I feel sorry for you very much because you are not able to understand that how humilitating for women that a Michelle Robinson who is more richer and cleverer than Obama wasn’t the president only the “wife” and MRS. And how humilitating that a prostitute like Melania would be the first lady while she doesn’t deserve it because she is too less for even that. And now “officially” they are on the same level: the first lady and the future first lady candidate! Because this is the “woman-carrier”: your husband’s position defines you, not yourself whether or not a whore, stupid, clever and so on. Have you ever heard about “footballist husband”, “miner husband” and so on?????????A stupid man will be president much much sooner than a clever woman. You are moron if you don’t understand how degradating this. Michelle is an average women because she unfortunatelly was content with the role of the president’s decoration behind him, with two children with string of pearls around her neck. Like “first dress modell Jackie Onassis-Kennedy-Rockefeller-Rotchild-and all the wealthy men”. And you don’t know even Michelle name….

  • Dee

    You: “you are just the president’s wife, just like “Melania Trump” average woman will be…”

    Me: “dont compare her to mail order bride melania”

    I dont think you understand that I’m offended you compared her to Melania…. I understand that she is just the presidents wife, but permanently you dont understand how to read. Unlike Melania, she is capable for more then just being a decoration and her story is not over. Maybe one day she could run, if melania ever ran, it would only be a running joke. Stop degrading Mrs. Obama.

  • Loather

    OK! Kiss your Michelle’s butt and leave me alone!!!
    You’re not going to force your stupid, opportunist Michelle and misconceptions on me!!!! Live your life as you want if that is good for you.
    See you NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!