Politics

People Magazine Asks Michelle Obama If She Has 'Peaked' and Uses 'Botox'

| by Michael Allen

First Lady Michelle Obama turns 50 this month, so People magazine took an opportunity to focus on her looks as well as her accomplishments over the past five years in the White House.

The Associated Press published a preview of the upcoming People article and used the title: "First Lady Michelle Obama Won’t Rule Out Plastic Surgery, Botox."

When asked about using Botox by People, Mrs. Obama replied, “Women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves. Right now, I don’t imagine that I would go that route, but I’ve also learned to never say never.”

"I don't obsess about what I eat, but I do make sure that I'm eating vegetables and fruit," added Mrs. Obama. "And as everyone knows, I do exercise."

She cited her cardio exercises and yoga routine.

People magazine also asked Mrs. Obama if she has “peaked at 50,” which President Obama, 52, has never been asked.

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"I've got to keep figuring out ways to have an impact, whether as a mother or as a professional or as a mentor to other kids," stated Mrs. Obama. "At that point in life, whoa, the sky is the limit."

A study by Name It. Change It, a joint project of The Women’s Media Center and She Should Run, confirmed the double standard of male and female politicians last year, reported The Washington Post.

The study found that a female candidate is less likely to win if the media spends more time covering her physical appearance.

Sources: The Washington Post and Associated Press