See Michelle Obama's Second 'Vogue' Cover

03/14/2013 at 11:39 AM ET

Michelle Obama Vogue coverCourtesy Vogue

Barack Obama has already said that he has a lot in common with Jay-Z (noting they both have daughters and wives more popular than themselves). Now in the April issue of Vogue, he’s comparing wife (and the magazine’s cover star) Michelle to Beyoncé.

Why? Because she’s glad that his high-powered job required him to get more suits and lose the pair of khakis he’s had since he was 20. “Michelle’s like Beyoncé in that song,” he jokes. “‘Let me upgrade ya!’ She upgraded me.”

Also on his style team: daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11. “The girls and I are always rooting when he wears, like, a stripe,” Michelle says. “They’re like, ‘Dad! Oh, you look so handsome. Oh, stripes! You go!'”

President Obama isn’t the only one whose style has changed over the course of his administration; case in point, Michelle’s hair is definitely different than it was on her first Vogue cover in 2009.

But her style philosophy remains the same: “I always say that women should wear whatever makes them feel good about themselves,” she says. “That’s what I always try to do.” And with a second Vogue cover under her belt, it appears to be working for her! For more from the President and First Lady, visit and pick up the new issue, on newsstands March 26.

Tell us: What do you think of Obama’s Vogue cover?

–Alex Apatoff


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Karen on

Does this woman think she is a movie star? Give me a break. She is nothing to look at and I mostly hate all her dresses from where ever she gets them. She is on the down side of average looking and she is plastered all over. She should stick to helping kids and planting gardens.

Whynot on

She’s an intelligent and beautiful woman. She makes America look good. I’m proud of the First Family and look forward to the next few years.

Love this dress and most of her clothing choices.

Guest on

She loves being a celebrity. She goes on all these TV shows and even Oscars. Not appropriate!

D K on

When I voted for President Obama, I was looking for a leader for the country, not someone who was so interested in being a celebrity. I don’t think it’s appropriate for either member of the first couple to spend so much time on late night talk shows or magazine covers.

ArmyWife on

I know we are but 1% of the other working people in the United States, but how about you stop with all this publicity and work on fixing the budget! Cutting funds from our military simply bc we signed a contract and have no choice is not fair. I sure hope any monies earned for this ridiculous cover will go towards your husbands debt.

Petra on

You are another lap dog media outlet that feeds into their incessant need to promote their celeb status versus actually serving the people and taking action on the toilet that this country has become under Obama’s presidency!! Shame on you!!

Amy on

Yankees – you’re on other sites, so why troll this one?
All recent First Ladies going back to Nancy Reagan have appeared on the cover or inside Vogue. It is worthwhile to have prominent women generating interest in such a big American business, such as the fashion industry. Plus, attention needs to be paid to the growing obesity epidemic in this country, which the First Lady is trying to combat to help cut down on exploding medical costs to us all.

ds on

they think they are celebrities but the only thing they are is a black family wasting the tax payers money

Kim on

Some of you sound like immature little kids. Grow up. She looks lovely.

TheyKnow on

Why are u people mad b/c the First Lady has style? What is the problem? Bush ran this country in the ground so please stop blaming Barack already. 2 Terms so they are not going away anytime soon, get used to it or get over it. And why is it that you say they dont care about the USA b/c they are popolar. Yall are so clueless and dumb.

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