Has a First Lady ever been on the cover of Vogue before? I don’t know if First Lady Michelle Obama is the first First Lady to be on the cover, but I’d venture to say she’s the most fashionable one.
The April 2013 issue of Vogue (available March 26) features our First Lady as the cover story and inside there are great soundbites as well as awesome photographs. Here’s some of what First Lady Obama had to say about what it’s like to be married to President Barack Obama:
“I’ve tried to explain this guy to people over the years, but there is a calmness to him that is just . . . it has been a consistent part of his character. Which is why I think he is uniquely suited for this challenge—because there is a steadiness. And maybe it’s because of his Hawaiian upbringing—you go to Hawaii and it’s Chillsville; maybe it was because his life growing up was a little less steady, so he had to create that steadiness for himself . . . but he is that person, in all situations, over the course of these last four years, from watching the highs and lows of health-care reform to dealing with two very contentious, challenging elections. . . . The most you get from him is ‘You know, that is gonna be tough. . . .’ There are a lot of times I can’t tell how his day went. Unless I really dig down. Because when he walks through that door, he can let go of it all. And it just doesn’t penetrate his soul. And that’s the beautiful thing for me to see as his wife. That was one of the things I was worried about: How would politics affect this very decent, genuine, noble individual? And there is just something about his spirit that allows all that stuff to stay on the outside.”
You can read the whole article on Vogue.com. You can also check out the slideshow at Vogue as well.