The Obama Girls: America's New First Daughters

Since their Dad's historical election victory last November, Sasha and Malia Obama have quickly captured the nation's hearts. Here's a brief look at the new First Daughters' road to the White House! By Kate Hogan

01 of 10

CAPITOL CUTIES

CAPITOL CUTIES
Ron Edmonds/AP

Looking poised and confident, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, look on with mom Michelle as their father Barack Obama is sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts as the 44th president of the United States on January 20th, 2009.

Both girls wear wool coats from J. Crew’s CrewCuts kids’ line. Get a closer look here!

02 of 10

APPROVAL RATING

APPROVAL RATING
Justin Lane/EPA

Sasha gives her dad an enthusiastic thumbs-up after he completes the oath of office. In store for the girls that night? According to ABC News, a historically-themed White House scavenger hunt, plus screenings of High School Musical 3 and Bolt in the building's private movie theater!

03 of 10

SNAP HAPPY

SNAP HAPPY
REUTERS/Jim Young /Landov

The First-Daughters-to-be snap photos of their favorite stars – Beyoncé! Usher! Sheryl Crow! – at the 'We Are One': Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on January 18th. The next night, the girls shared the stage with the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus at the Kids Inaugural Concert.

Both girls wear J. Crew’s CrewCuts wool pique Herbie coats from their Fall 2009 collection. Malia’s is dove-gray with horn buttons; Sasha’s is off-white with brass buttons.

04 of 10

SCHOOL DAYS

SCHOOL DAYS
Callie Shell

The girls display their back-to-school angst – and excitement! – as they prepare to begin day one at Maryland's prestigious Sidwell Friends School on January 5th, 2009. Numerous presidential children have attended Sidwell, including Chelsea Clinton.

05 of 10

CHICAGO HOPE

CHICAGO HOPE
REUTERS/Jim Bourg /Landov

America's new First Family stands united in a rousing nighttime rally in Chicago on November 4th, 2008, after Barack Obama is named the 44th president of the United States.

Malia and Sasha's dresses started a mini fashion craze, as shoppers scooped up the girls' frocks for their own daughters. Malia's Precious Jewels Christmas Party Dress with Bubble Hem ($110) from Biscotti Girls sold out nationally, while Sasha's black bow dress by Gerson amp Gerson Inc. was quite popular as well.

06 of 10

DADDY'S GIRLS

DADDY'S GIRLS
EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty

Barack looks every bit the doting dad as he, Malia and Sasha arrive at a rally at JFK Stadium in Springfield, Mo., on November 1st, just days before the election.

07 of 10

TRICK OR TREAT

TRICK OR TREAT
REUTERS/Jason Reed /Landov

Staying true to his word in keeping his daughters' lives as normal as possible, Barack leads Sasha by the hand as the two trick-or-treat on October 31st in the family's Chicago neighborhood.

08 of 10

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM
Jae C. Hong/AP

Taking to the national stage for the first time, Malia and Sasha wave to the crowd on August 25th at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colo., after their mom's speech. The girls charmed audiences that evening when they spoke to their dad live via satellite, interrupting him to say, "I love you!"

09 of 10

FLOWER CHILD

FLOWER CHILD

Then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack enjoys a little one-on-one time with daughter Malia August 13th during a family vacation in Kailua, Hawaii.

10 of 10

RED, WHITE AND BLUE

RED, WHITE AND BLUE
Jae C.Hong/AP

The Obama family hits the campaign trail on July 4th, taking some time out to enjoy an Independence Day parade in Butte, Mont. Sasha rests on mom Michelle's shoulder, while Malia shares a smile with dad Barack.

Related Articles