Here’s some little-known fun facts on our toned-armed ambassador of style.
1. She’s the ‘Sexiest’ First Lady
The mother of two is the first First Lady to be ranked on Maxim‘s Hot 100 list, besting Melissa Rycroft and Padma Lakshmi, at No. 93! “Our Commander in Chief gets to come home to the hottest First Lady in the history of these United States,” the magazine declares.
2. She’s a Hugger
The First Lady touches and hugs as many people as she can – especially kids. “I think if I touch them and I hug them, that they’ll see that it’s real,” she explained to Time, “and then they’ll relax and breathe and actually kind of enjoy the time and make use of it.”
3. She Gave Up Major Dough for the White House
Although she’s dubbed herself “Mom-in-Chief,” the Harvard-educated lawyer gave up a $212,000 gig to take on the unpaid role of First Lady. “I know women who have given up a lot of themselves,” she told Time. “And there were times in my marriage where I put stuff aside. This isn’t one of those times.”
4. She’s Got Skills!
To celebrate spring break, the Obamas gathered with friends and family at Camp David, where they played charades and had a talent showdown. Michelle flaunted her Hula-Hooping skills, juggling not one, but two hoops, while the President sang Stevie Wonder’s “You Are the Sunshine of My Life.”
5. Her Personal Trainer Relocated to D.C.
Those arms didn’t grow overnight! When she moved to the White House, the First Lady made sure she brought her personal trainer of about 10 years along for the ride. The sculptor of those arms relocated from Chicago to Washington, D.C., to assist Michelle with her workout routine.