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First Lady Michelle Obama lands another amazing cover: Seventeen Magazine.

Wearing a Antonio Berardi dress, FLOTUS shares the stage with the Better Make Room campaign essay winners Gemma Busoni and Zaniya Lewis. Mrs. Obama talks about being The First Lady, her advice for her daughters and how she lets her haters be her motivators, the Huffington Post reported

On being First Lady of the United States:

“I never thought I’d be First Lady! [laughs] When I was growing up, the notion that we would have aAfrican-American president, the possibility that we would have a woman president, that wasn’t even on the horizon. I didn’t believe it until we walked into the White House!”

On not always being supported for being ambitious:

“When it was time for me to apply to colleges there were some counselors who said, ‘Maybe, with Princeton, you’re reaching little high. And I thought, ‘You really don’t think I can do it?’ But here’s what I did: I decided to ignore the doubters. I plunged ahead and I got in. I went on to Harvard Law School and every step of the way I used those doubting voices as motivation.” 

On her daughters Sasha and Malia picking the right college:

“The one thing I’ve been telling my daughters is that I don’t want them to choose a name. I don’t want them to think, ‘Oh I should go to these top schools.’ We live in a country where there are thousands of amazing universities. So, the question is: What’s going to work for you?”

Granted, Twitter was excited to hear the news:

The issues goes on stands on April 19. Will you be picking it up?


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