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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holly on

She has a degree from Harvard, surely there are more interesting things than her clothes to write about. This isn’t the 60’s and she’s not Jackie Kennedy, it’s time for the tabloids to catch up with the ages.

KJM on

Agree with the others – Mrs. Obama is a beautiful woman but she surely is not that tiny in the waist. *sigh*

Nancy on

No regrets for letting my People subscription lapse. Also I cannot change the channel fast enough when any Obama is on the screen. Looking forward to 2016.


yea it’s amazing what one can do with a wig, and it’s pretty sad when The lst, Family compares themselves to singers.

ProudAmericanWoman on

Every issue of Vogue, not just this one, praises the Obamas in some way or other, as well as other magazines, television shows, etc. It’s turned into a personality cult! This is America, NOT North Korea! We do not worship at feet of our leaders. The Obamas are trying to propagandize everything and be worshipped and adored. It’s sick. Our president is seeking to become a king or dictator. Soon we will be forced to salute his portrait on every streetcorner! Mr. Obama, go behind closed doors and do the actual work you were elected to do and stop perpetual campaigning!

Deb on

My friend, A MAN, has a point, Pres can joke all he wants about Beyonce and Jay Z but he didn’t pick an illiterate pop tart to be the mother of his daughters?????????????? I have a feeling these ladies will be more like Chelsea Clinton who came from INTELLIGENCE!!!!


Anyone can wear a wig. and l think it;s pretty sad when the 1st Family compares themselves to singers.

ciparliamo on

The bangs are a definite improvement…now how about doing something about that overbite?? LOL

La-La on

Inspiring America?

Faye on

Obviously she doesn’t look like this in real life but for you people that are attacking her ability to be the first lady and want her to basically not be in the public eye or magazines or whatever, would you like for them to live on a fallout shelter and run the country via strings with tin cans on the ends? Stop being jealous your life must be really miserable!

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