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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Lizzy M on

A lot in common with a former drug dealer? REALLY? And now your wife is Beyonce?? So glad the President took the time to give such an interview to Vogue during our country’s worst financial crisis in a decade. And all you sheep that voted for Obama are just “Baaaaing” with praise for these two.

TheyKnow on

Anyone on the cover of any magazine is photshopped. Name one person that has been on a magazine and the pic was not photoshopped??? Dont worry I will wait for you to come up with an!!

Leah on

@ ds & April – What ignorant comments… I’m glad I don’t live in your skin and certainly carry a name like April. Embarassed for you both I am..

Leah on

@ ds and April – what ignorant comments. I’m glad I don’t live in your skin… I’m embarrassed for you both.

ProudAmericanWoman on

@Jen to her “Faux News” comment.. Fox News is crushing every other news channel for a reason- they are the only one out telling the truth! CNN, NBC, ABC, MSNBC and the lot of them have repeatedly been caught red handed LYING and deceptively editing quotes, videos, and have massive biases that make them basically state media running propaganda for Obama. Fox is #1 and CNN is like #29 in the ratings for a reason- they flat out lie to you & Americans are sick of being lied to!

TheyKnow on

Lizzy M he is doing much better than Bush did. Bush was the cause of the crisis we are in so get your facts straight.

Elle on

You people are so dam bitter, there are plenty of people that you coo about on here that don’t belong. Don’t be mad that nobody wanted to put Laura Bush on the cover when her husband wasn’t perfect for this country either….go sit down.

djm on

@ Alicia good thing SHE is not a Politian.

anpula on


Rhonda on

Sick of seeing this woman everywhere! Surprised she didn’t announce who the new Pope was! Ugh!

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