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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Nannyto1 on

I don’t know whether fashion and politics belong together… but she is a lovely lady and seems like a lovely person.

Farah on

It amazes me how small minded the people on this site are and how forgetful this nation is. I am to the US in 1990 and I remember Mr. William JEfferson Clinton making his rounds on the talk show circuit. The most memorable? Him playing his sax on the Arsenio Hall Show. This is the way of the World. Celebrities captivate our attention. So much so, that we put A LOT of pressure on these celebrities to be role models for our children… which I don’t think they should be. Their job is to entertain. Not raise and educate our children. That is what parents, families and teachers are there for. It’s ok for the Pope to tweet and use social media, yet it’s wrong for our free leaders to try to grab our attention through social media. How many of us change the channel whenever the president has a speech to give? Why not use social media like every corporation and schools across the world reach a broader audience? What is so wrong w/that? I too have the same thing in common w/mrs Obama and Beyonce. I upgraded my bf as well. Upgrade you is my jam and I let it be known to bf that I did upgrade him. I think it was a cute comment. One that I obvioulsy (and not everybody) got. Not everyone got the comment. If you do not know that song or like Beyonce’s music than you wouldn’t “get” the quote or where it’s coming from. That is why they are using social media like they are. Because not everyone is going to understand things the same way and many of us get our news from various sources.. like it or not. This is the “new” way of the World and I for one think that the Leader of our World should be aware of how fast our lives are changing. He should be aware of the current tools being used in schools and he should be aware of the ways he can reach a broad audience and TV does that. Bill knew that so did Reagan, who by the way was an actor before he became president. Rudy Giuliani as well as Mike Bloomberg used the media to garner more attention after 9/11. Our world is changing and we shouldn’t punish/judge the President for knowing so and getting with the times.

Justthrewupinmymouth on

For all of you who think that Obama is LIKED! You obviously haven’t watched the news. Even people who voted for him are turning on him. Thanks to his recent antics: golfing with Tiger, cutting defense, as well as education and health benefits for our soldiers and veterans, his approval rate is down around 40%. Wait till Obamacare kicks in next year and all his followers realize that the government isn’t funding it, but they are… Not so well-liked anymore!

tulmon on

I think its great, we live in a modern world and we have a modern President and First Lady.

Tiffany on

Is this real life?

Jayda on

She reminds me of Marie Antoinette and her “let ’em eat cake” attitude. Peevishly close the White House to tourists but pose for the cover of Vogue. Nice.

rmr on

Not appropriate at all for the First Lady…she’s trying too hard to be glamourgirl, and control what the nation eats! Our business,not hers. Stick to White House business and taking care of your family.

Kica on

Impeccable as always

Kica on

ha haaaa…let the haters hate because that’s ALL they know how to do. Smooches…

jen on

The reason they go on TV and magazine covers is to get their message out to the people that are too ignorant to research on their own and believe everything that Faux News shoves down their throats. Have you ever heard of reaching out to the constituents?

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