Isn’t She The Funkiest First Lady? Michelle Obama In Photoshoot For The Verge


BEVERLY HILLS, March 16, (THEWILL) – Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States of America once again proves how cool she is with this The Verge editorial.

The FLOTUS talked social media and how she mastered it. From her Vine – Turnip For What ( watch here ), to her social media initiatives including; Reach Higher, Lets Move!, Let Girls Learn and Joining Forces, that time President Obama was a guest on 'Between Two Ferns', (the first time a sitting president appeared in an online series) and more.

On social media, she says: “People can get to know me directly. They can see that I'm kind of silly sometimes, that I care. They can feel the passion, [and] they don't have to have it filtered through another source. And young people in particular like that.”

On President Obama's 'Between Two Ferns' appearance and their daughter – Malia and Sasha's response, she said: “We're talking at the dinner table about his day,” says Mrs. Obama, drawing the scene. “Maybe he talked to Putin, maybe he's talking about a nuclear deal. But the minute he said, 'Yeah, and I taped this thing Between Two Ferns,' Malia was like, 'What?' The conversation stopped.”

“This generation, they're looking for authenticity, they're looking for what feels real and natural,” Mrs. Obama went on. “We know we have to meet young people where they are — they're not watching the nightly news, they're not watching the Sunday morning shows, they're not reading the newspapers. They're on their phones.”

Read the full interview here
See more photos from her shoot below!

Interview: Kwame Opam
Photography: James Bareham