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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yankeesrj12 on

A lot in common? Yeah, both families think they are celebrities and need to be on some television interview or magazine cover to be liked. Too bad its an epic fail.

Alicia on

No appropriate. Politics and fashion do not belong together.

BANObama on

These people are ridiculous, they all have something in common (along with all of the Kardashian clan), they have no business being in the public eye and should crawl under a rock!

mnm on

Maybe if he had more in common with Abraham Lincoln than Jay Z; our country wouldn’t be in the toilet!

Kari on

I agree @Alicia. Not appropriate. Sick of them being on late-night talk shows, The View, etc.

Juli on

They sure photoshopped her waiste!!!!

fanofboardwalkempire on

Mrs. Obama looks great on this Vogue Cover- good for her!

april on

Geez all the Obama’s care about is there fame, not Americas problems!!! Just wait they will be doing movies next! That “American “and his wife better start actually caring about the USA!!!! Since we are stuck with them for the next 4 yrs :(

RJones on

Media Wh@re!!!

JM on

Photoshopped her waist….seriously? God knows nobody on a cover of a magazine has ever been phtoshopped.

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